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.
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