{How To} A Berry Good Thing

 When my friend Abby from paper & Cake asked for help on a Grocery Store Party, I was all in.  I just adore working with her!!

She had one simple request- to keep things on the healthier side of life.  My mind went straight to the farmers market!  Lucky for me, there is one around the corner.

So, while I am unpacking from SNAP and gathering my thoughts…

I thought I would share a taste of what you will see in the new collection-

Felt Strawberries How To - The Sewing Loft

This project is for all levels.

Skill Level- 1 Button


  • Colored Felt
  • Needle & Thread
  • Poly Fil
Click for Felt Strawberry Pattern for the printable pdf file.

Basic Instructions:

  1. Cut berries & leaves from felt.  Fold berry in half, pin and straight stitch along the edge from top to bottom.
  2. Turn right side out.  You will have a small dimple at the bottom.  This is perfect.
  3. Stuff with Polyfil.  With needle and thread run a long basting stitch around the top opening of berry.  Pull closed and stitched.
  4. Change thread color to match your leaves and stitch them to the top.  On my berries, some have 2 sets of leaves, others have 3.  Your choice.
*remember this is just a quickie from the collection. More detailed instructions are included.
Easy Felt Strawberries - The Sewing Loft

Aren’t they so sweet!
The collection also includes:
Corn Husk
Green Beans
The Grocery Store Collection is perfect for playtime.
Grocery Store Pattern - The Sewing Loft
And to keep things on the sweet side of life- how about a giveaway??
This collection was made with WoolFelt from National Nonwovens and they have graciously provided materials for you to create your very own Grocery Store Collection.  I just love the hand weight and colors of this felt.  (not to mention that it is eco friendly!!)
One lucky winner will receive a copy of Grocery Store Pattern Collection, Grocery Store Printable Party and all felt colors need to completely stock your shelves!
How sweet is that!!

How to enter:

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Rules & disclaimer stuff-

This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with Facebook or Twitter.  Participants are providing information to The Sewing Loft  and not to Facebook.  By entering the contest you agree to these terms and conditions.  No purchase is necessary.    Each participant may have unlimited entries but only needs to enter once (Subscribe to The Sewing Loft Blog and leave a comment below) to win.  Odds of winning are based on number of entries correctly completed. Odds are based on the total number of entries provided by all participants.  A new winner will be drawn if the prize has not been claimed within 48 hours.  You may not reside in Belgium, Norway, Sweden or India according to facebook rules.   Prizes do not have cash value. There will be no returns/exchanges of any of the items.  Winner will be chosen Sunday April 29th 2012 at 9pm (EST).  Any entries after this time will not be considered.  Winner will be announced on the blog Monday April 30th 2012.  Winner will be chosen using random.org.

Please note this giveaway is now closed.


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  1. I already subscribe to your awesome blog, which is how I heard about this! I would love. to. win!! No excuses with all the materials provided! Thanks a mill.

  2. And last but not least, I’m already following you on twitter. Thanks again for being such an inspiration and providing us beginners patterns that don’t scare the bejeezus out of us. :)

  3. Just became a new fan (new like!) on “Nation Nonwovens” — and posted in their link to this post that The Sewing Loft sent me over! :) Thx for letting us know about them. (Oh – and yes, I’m spacing my entries out, hoping better chance of winning! LOL)

  4. I just shared this tutorial on Twitter – Thursday, April 26th, @ 11:30 AM – here’s what I tweeted from my @petscribbles account:

    “Tutorial from @TheSewingLoft – make the most adorable “stuffed” strawberries out of felt – love this! ow.ly/axf7e”

  5. Adorable! And looks easy enough for me to do. Thanks for the giveaway. I am an email subscriber now and look forward to receiving more cute ideas! Sara

  6. Heather, these are so stinkin’ cute! I love them. They’d be adorable in a bowl of more felt fruit ;-D. It was really nice meeting you at SNAP. I wish we could have talked longer.

    Thanks for joining the DIY Talent parade!

    • So glad you like them! It would be a fun idea but I wanted to keep it child friendly. When adding any small parts to children’s toys it could become a choking hazard. So, just be sure to keep in mind who the item is being made for.

  7. Pingback: Felt Berries by Heather Valentine - craft tv | Cool2Craft

    • Hello Janis,
      I am so flattered to hear that you enjoy the blog. This giveaway end. Maybe I should include a note since Cool2Craft just released the video today. But on a bright note, there is a HUGE giveaway starting on Thursday! I promise, you will not be disappointed.