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Cloth Carrots

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. 

 

three fabric Carrots placed in a bundle with straw , burlap, and an egg on a wooden table

Fabric Carrots

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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.

Cutting the Carrot Fabric 

After printing the carrot sewing pattern, I used my paper scissors and cut the carrot out. 

 

Cutting around the carrot pattern pinned to drop cloth on a cutting mat

Cut out around carrot sewing pattern.

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. 

Stamping the word carrot with a letter stamp dipped in back ink

Stamp Carrot

 

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.

Cloth carrot pinned together while sewing it together with embroidery floss

Sew carrot

Next, I pulled the thread over the top edge and knotted and trimmed the thread. 

knotting the thread at the top the carrot on a cutting mat

Knot 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.

 

Filling the carrot with rice using a funnel

Fill Carrot

 

Insert Raffia

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.

Insert raffia into the open end of the carrot

Insert raffia

 

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.

Close the open end of the carrot with a rubber band and ribbon

Close carrot

Dropcloth carrots ready for my Easter decor.

two DIY Easter carrots sitting on a cutting mat

DIY Easter Fabric Carrots

 

 

 

More Spring and Easter Home Decor You Might Like:

These cute standing bunnies are one of my favorite Easter crafts.

Easter Pallet Bunnies with ribbon bow standing in the yard

Easter Pallet bunnies

I love spring decorating with DIY bird nests, so I decided to make some of my own. 

DIY Spring Decor bird nest on pedestal on a wood table

bird nest

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Cindy Rust

Thursday 24th of March 2022

Omgoodness those carrots are adorable Kippi! Pinning!😊

Rachelle

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

rosemary palmer

Thursday 10th of March 2022

So cute - I used to do a lot of stamped banners. Wonder where those stamps are?

Brooke Fedigan

Tuesday 8th of March 2022

These turned out amazing! Love the stamped wording on them. Will be pinning this for sure.

Brittis Maria

Monday 7th of March 2022

Such a cute idea for Easter

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