I cannot resist decorating and crafting something fresh for spring, such as cloth carrots, flowers, bunnies, baskets, wreaths, carrot garland, etc. Spring feels like a rewaking of the earth and a new beginning just waiting to happen.
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How to Make Fabric Carrots
Creating an adorable bundle of cloth carrots is easy following these step-by-step directions.
Fabric Carrot Supplies
🥕🥕 I recommend you watch the carrot-making how-to video before you begin.
- Fabric (I used a drop cloth)
- Pattern (Carrot pattern download)
- Embroidery thread
- Thread conditioner
- White rice
- Lavender essential oil
- Hot Glue and glue sticks
- Silicone mat
Cutting the Carrot Fabric
After printing the carrot sewing pattern, I used my paper scissors and cut the carrot out.
Then I folded my fabric to cut out two carrots and pin the carrot pattern to the fabric.
Next, I cut out the fabric carrots.
If you love crafting with dropcloth fabric I think you will like these no-sew curtains.
Ink Stamping Cloth Carrot
I used a snap-together letter stamp dipped into black ink to add the ink-stamped word.
First, I drew a line with an air-soluble fabric marker to stamp my word.
Sewing The Carrot
I hand sewed my carrots. However, you can use a sewing machine.
Before sewing, I pinned the long sides, facing the wrong sides. In other words, place the carrot on your work surface with the carrot right side up.
Using a needle and thread, I made a running stitch about 1/4″ from the cut edge along the long side of the carrot.
I used embroidery floss to sew my carrots and keep the thread from tangling; I used a thread conditioner before sewing.
Next, I pulled the thread over the top edge and knotted and trimmed the thread.
Fill Cloth Carrots
You can fill your carrots with rice or fiberfill.
I like the way the rice fills in all the voids; however, to keep insects out of my crafting rice, I add a few drops of lavender essential oil and stir it before using it.
Then using a funnel, I scoop rice into the fabric carrot until it is about 5/8″ from the top.
Note: Do not consume this rice.
I used raffia to create a carrot top. However, you could use ribbon, twine, or faux greenery instead.
Once I had the raffia gathered in my hand, I placed a little hot glue inside the carrot top and attached the raffia to the bond.
Close Cloth Carrots
To secure the carrot’s end, I gathered the top of the carrot then used a rubber band. After the carrot closed, I tied a ribbon around the rubber band to add a pretty farmhouse vibe.
Dropcloth carrots ready for my Easter decor.
More Spring and Easter Home Decor You Might Like:
These cute standing bunnies are one of my favorite Easter crafts.
I love spring decorating with DIY bird nests, so I decided to make some of my own.
Friday 24th of February 2023
These carrots are adorable! I just found them on Cindy's Farmhouse Link Party. I'd love to have you link them up at the Fabulous Friday Link Party. Here's a link for you: https://southhousedesigns.com/fabulous-friday-link-party-2-24-23/
Have a wonderful weekend!
Thursday 23rd of February 2023
These are adorable! I think I love the stamping the most. So clever. Thank you for sharing this with us at Farmhouse Friday. Hope to see you again soon. pinned
Thursday 24th of March 2022
Omgoodness those carrots are adorable Kippi! Pinning!😊
Wednesday 16th of March 2022
This will be a fun craft to try my hand at. Kippi, I didn't know about the snap together letters! It really would make the process much easier, and, for me, neater ;) Thanks for sharing at the FWF link party. Rachelle
Thursday 10th of March 2022
So cute - I used to do a lot of stamped banners. Wonder where those stamps are?