{How To} A Berry Good Thing

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 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:

Subscribe to the blog via email.

*That’s right, let’s keep in touch!  Just add your email to the “Let’s Connect” box in the upper right hand corner and leave a comment below.  Already a fan? Super, just be sure to let me know by commenting below.


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ps- if you share the giveaway – extra entry!

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Just remember- you need to post a separate comment for each entry.


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.



  1. How adorable!

  2. Love this DIY – definitely would love to try this! I signed up for your emails! 🙂 Thanks for such a great giveaway opportunity!

  3. Already follow you on Twitter! 🙂 (I’m @petscribbles)

  4. And I liked you on Facebook… (kinda feel like a stalker LOL)

  5. kimberlysummer says

    I like u on FB
    Kimberly Summer Pollock

  6. kimberlysummer says

    Became a fan of Nations Nonwovens and told them u sent me
    Kimberly Summer Pollock

  7. kimberlysummer says

    Became a fan of Paper & Cake and told them u sent me
    Kimberly Summer Pollock

  8. kimberlysummer says

    I follow u on twitter

  9. I signed up via email 🙂
    lexieex (at) gmail (dot) com

  10. I ”LIKE” Nation Nonwovens on Facebook.

  11. I LIKE Paper & Cake on Facebook.

  12. I LIKE Missy Marie Photography.

  13. I already LIKE The Sewing Loft on Facebook.

  14. I follow you via Twitter.

  15. Shared on Facebook via my fan page The DIY Dreamer!

  16. Donna O'Neil says

    I like Nation Nonwovens on Facebook

  17. Donna O'Neil says

    I already like paper & Cake

  18. Donna O'Neil says

    I am already your fan on FB

  19. CraftyCoriC says

    These are so cute! Signed up with my email!

  20. CraftyCoriC says

    LIKED National Nonwovens on FB

  21. CraftyCoriC says

    Already a fan on Facebook!

  22. CraftyCoriC says

    New fan of paper & CAKE on Facebook!

  23. CraftyCoriC says

    LIKED Missy Marie Photography on Facebook

  24. CraftyCoriC says

    @craftycoric is following you on Facebook

  25. CraftyCoriC says

    I also shared a tweet about the giveaway!

  26. 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.

  27. I liked National Nonwovens on Facebook!

  28. I already like Paper & Cake on facebook. 🙂

  29. I now like Missy Marie photography on fb.

  30. I’m already a facebook fan of yours. You rock!

  31. 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. 🙂

  32. subscribe – fiddledeedee.craft@gmail.com
    I already like National Nonwovens on fb
    Liked The Sewing Loft and paper & Cake on fb
    AND I shared the giveaway!

  33. anniecannieca says

    added u to my blogs favourite blogs page… I love your blog… Liked you on facebook also… please stop by and visit me… http://www.itsjustmylife.ca

  34. 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)

  35. 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”

  36. So cute! My mom has a tomato sewing cushion with a strawberry sharpener cushion. This makes me think of them.:)

  37. I tweeted!

  38. I a;ready liked The Sewing Loft on FB!!

  39. I liked Missy Marie Photography on FB!

  40. I liked Paper & Cake on FB!

  41. I liked Nation Nonwovens on Facebook

  42. I Follow The Sewing Loft on Twitter

  43. I follow you on facebook. Thanks for the giveaway

  44. I subscribed to your blog

  45. I shared this giveaway on facebook.. Thanks for the giveaway

  46. Sara Sitler-Vermilya says

    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

  47. Cheryl Hammond says

    Thanks for hosting another fun giveaway! Good luck to everyone!

  48. connected 🙂

  49. nation non wovens liked

  50. your fan on fb

  51. paper and cake liked

  52. missy marie liked

  53. shared giveaway on fb

  54. followed on twitter

  55. tweet shared

  56. I follow on blog via email.

  57. Follow on facebook too!

  58. Love the strawberries! and such a generous giveaway too!
    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success


  59. Cathy@My1929Charmer says

    A great cute project. The berry is adorable, and will never spoil! Thanks for the giveaway, I follow on Facebook. Also twitted this giveaway. http://my1929charmer.com/thrift-store-frenchy-chairs/

  60. Pretty Handy Girl says

    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!

  61. These are so cute. What about sewing some seeds on them?

    • 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.

  62. Already a subscriber via email. Love the blog and love felt!

    • 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.

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