Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Heartfelt Hamburger and Chips

This is the hamburger and chips I made for the July/August issue of Christian Woman -- a happy meal with extra value, for sure. To make this classic summertime meal, cut circles of felt for the patty and buns. The top bun circle should be slightly larger to give the bun a crest. Sew a few "sesame seed" beads to the top circle, if desired.

Then stitch the buns and patties, leaving a small opening in each. Stuff with batting, and stitch closed. Add a few stitches to create tufts in the patty.

Of course, a hamburger needs all the trimmings. I will post some helpful links later in the week, including some great resources for stitches commonly used in making felt food. Shown above, a tomato slice made from two circles of felt joined with a blanket stitch; lettuce leaves cut from two shades of green felt joined with a running stitch and pulled tight to pucker; and a square of orange felt cheese.

Finally, let the chips fall where they may by machine sewing rows of zigzags on yellow felt, then cutting out potato chips.

 Be sure to visit yesterday's post for a felt cookie giveaway. Tomorrow, some amazing felt food inspiration!

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