Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Felt Fooding: Sugar Cookies

Today, we'll be making sugar cookies!

For this project, you'll need:

  • light brown felt
  • felt for icing (any color you like - i used boring old white)
  • circle cutter or something round to trace (my plastic kids cup from Ikea measured 3 inches at the top and 2 inches at the bottom - i used both ends)
  • Steam-A-Seam (if you have it. this stuff is amazing and saves time! but it's not absolutely necessary)
  • ebroidery thread in various colors (same light brown for the cookie, and other colors for sprinkles) and a needle.
  • batting or poly-fill
(completely ignore the rotary cutter and supplies - i have no idea why they're there. i think i was working on other projects, and had a mental glitch, thinking they needed to be in this picture. I'm still trying to figure out this whole tutorial thing)

Step one - cut two circles (if you're using a cup like me, use the larger - 3 inch - end) out of the light brown felt. This is the top and bottom of your cookie.

(Sorry there's no picture, but i think you can figure it out)

For the icing (since I'm terrible at free-handing wavy circles), i used the bottom of the cup to trace a circle:

Then i used the line as my guide to cut the wavy circle, making sure the dips don't go below the line.

You could just make a regular circle, a bit smaller than the cookie, if you like. For real sugar cookies, i am adamant that the icing must cover the entire top surface of said cookie. But for the felt ones, i liked the wavy look better.

At this point, for most of my cookies, i used good old Steam-A-Seam to glue the icing on. If you don't have any, go ahead and stitch the icing on (it looks cute too!):

For sprinkles, make short stitches randomly across the top. In making this tutorial, i forgot that i had doubled up the thread for the sprinkles on the other cookies, so these sprinkles are pretty thin. :(

I made three sprinkles with one color and tied it off:

Then i made more - a total of three sprinkles in each of four colors.

The back will be a bit of a mess, but that's okay, it'll be inside the cookie.

If you're using flat batting, cut three circles a bit smaller  than the cookie - about 1/8th (or a little more) of an inch all around.

Stack them up like so. The batting i had was fusible, which was very nice. I sandwiched them, ironed them together and they stayed put!

Apparently i forgot to take more pictures... But for flat stuffing, blanket stitch all the way around and you're done. If you're using regular stuffing, put the top and bottom together (empty) and blanket stitch most of the way around the cookie, then fill with stuffing until you're satisfied. Try to make it as flat as you can. Then finish up the stitch.

The puffy cookies (using poly-fill) were kinda cute, but for some reason, i just preferred the flat ones. But really, it's all up to you.

And now, you're ready for your tea (or cocoa...) party!!

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