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DIY Felt Breakfast Play Food

Simple DIY felt breakfast food to inspire your budding chef’s imagination. Free patterns included!

In addition to my love affair with breakfast food I have an addiction to buying fabric. Like a serious problem. I didn’t realize how much of a problem until this last move when I was trying to sort through my fabric and it just seemed to be magically appearing in every box I opened.

When I filled two totes with all of my felt I knew it was useless to deny it. Felt is such a great medium for creating so I don’t feel too guilty, but that may change the next time we move.

So I’ve committed myself to using up more of my felt either making new iterations for my Disney Felt Potato Heads or creating play food to pair with the DIY cookie sheets and food containers I’ve put together.

And who knows what other creations I’ll come up with in the meantime. Hopefully some fun ideas will spring forth from my need to use up this fabric.

A pretend breakfast setup with plates of eggs and bacon and pancake with syrup

What patterns are included in the Felt Food Breakfast Set?

Patterns are included for:

  • Pancakes
  • Syrup
  • Butter
  • Bacon
  • Eggs

What tools do I need:

  • colored felt in:
    • tan
    • dark brown
    • white
    • yellow
    • pink
    • red
    • blue
  • scissors
  • sewing needle
  • embroidery thread in:
    • tan
    • yellow or white
    • pink
  • batting (optional, for pancakes) 
  • stuffing (optional, for eggs)
  • pins
  • pattern (found at the bottom of the post)

Kids plate with a felt pancake and utensils

Stitches used:

For the pancakes and butter:

I used a whip stitch on the pancakes and butter, but you could also use a blanket stitch on those. The blanket stitch looks a little nicer but the whip stitch is faster. Both stitches have held up well with years of use.

For the eggs:

I used the blanket stitch on the eggs to better keep the batting inside. I laid two layers of yellow felt for the egg yolk over the white and started stitching. After stitching up half way around the yolk I stuffed it and then continued stitching the egg yolk closed.

For the bacon:

The running stitch was used for the bacon and I just let the pink felt go however it wanted as I stitched it up. I was lazy and didn’t want to stitch another layer on to the bacon to hide the stitches. You could always add a backing to cover up the stitches and either blanket stitch or whip stitch around the edges.

A pink plate with a felt bacon strip and an egg

 

Considering my family’s love for all things pancakes I decided to make my kids a set of breakfast food that they could have fun with. I love watching them set up a table for their babies and feed them breakfast.

It’s so fun to picture them doing the same thing with their own little families someday!

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Tips and Tricks

I used a simple whip stitch to piece together the food and it has held together really well so far. And if you don’t have any batting for the inside of the pancakes just use two pieces of felt which should work just as well.

I used a little bit of batting to stuff the egg yolk with but you could also use shredded fabric scraps instead of the batting. I’ve begun using my fabric scraps as batting in more and more projects and it works great for many projects.

Let me know if you have any questions!

A felt pancake with blue syrup and butter

 

Find the DIY Felt Breakfast Food patterns here

Simple DIY felt breakfast food to inspire your budding chef's imagination. Free patterns included!
Yield: 1 set

DIY Felt Breakfast Play Food

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Active Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Difficulty: easy

Encourage your kids during playtime to enjoy their breakfasts with this simple and easy DIY felt breakfast food. This adorable set includes pancakes, syrup, butter, bacon, and eggs.

Instructions

Cut out the pattern pieces.

For the pancakes and butter:

  1. Cut out two pieces of tan for the pancakes and two pieces of yellow for the butter.
  2. Cut out 1-2 pieces of the batting for EACH pancake.
  3. Place the pancake batting pieces in between the tan felt pieces and using the tan embroidery thread sew a whip stitch around the edge.
  4. Place the two yellow pieces together and whip stitch around the edges with the yellow embroidery thread.

For the eggs:

  1. Cut out 1 piece of white felt for the egg white and two pieces of yellow for the egg yolk.
  2. Lay two layers of yellow felt for the egg yolk over the center of the white felt and start stitching a blanket stitch around the yellow making sure to stitch through the white layer as well. 
  3. After stitching up half way around the yolk stuff it with the stuffing and then continue stitching the egg yolk closed.

For the bacon:

  1. Cut out 1 piece of brown and 2 strips of pink for each slice of bacon.
  2. Arrange the pink strips on top of the brown and use the sewing pins to keep the felt in place.
  3. Using the pink thread, stitch a running stitch along the center of the pink felt.

For the syrup:

  1. Cut out 1 syrup piece each from dark brown, blue, and red.

Notes

I used a whip stitch on the pancakes and butter, but you could also use a blanket stitch on those.  The blanket stitch looks a little nicer but the whip stitch is faster. Both stitches have held up well with years of use.

The running stitch was used for the bacon and I just let the pink felt go however it wanted as I stitched it up. I was lazy and didn't want to stitch another layer on to the bacon to hide the stitches.  You could always add a backing to cover up the stitches and either blanket stitch or whip stitch around the edges.

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