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Felt Food - sugar cookies

Felt is so easy to work with, and can be used for so many crafts. One of my favorite things to make is felt food because it's quick, and makes a fabulous, one-of-a-kind gift for any child who likes playing house or restaurant - these sugar cookies are great for tea parties, too!

felt food sugar cookie tutorial by Robyn Welling @RobynHTV

What you'll need:
  • Cream-colored craft felt (for cookie); pink or light blue craft felt (for icing)
  • Beads (for sprinkles - I used bugle beads, but you could use any type of small bead you like)
  • Embroidery floss or thread to match your "icing"
  • Cotton or polyfill for stuffing
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread; sewing machine optional

What to do:
  1. For each cookie, cut two circles roughly 3" in diameter from the cream-colored felt. Imperfection is okay - no cookie comes out of the oven perfectly round - but you can trace around a cup, small lid or other template if you want to.
  2. Cut a random "splotch" shape (see photo) from the other (pink or blue) felt; it should be slightly smaller than the cream circles.
  3. Using the coordinating color of embroidery floss, sew several beads onto the "icing" to look like sprinkles.
  4. Layer your icing onto one of the cream circles, leaving a roughly even border around the edges and making sure the beads are showing/on the outside.
  5. Using the embroidery floss that matches your icing, stitch the icing in place on the cream circle. I used a simple whip stitch, but you could use a blanket stitch, satin stitch or other decorative stitch, or top stitch using your sewing machine.
  6. Stack the two cream circles together, making sure the icing is to the inside/between the layers. Hand- or machine-stitch the two circles together, leaving an opening about 1" long.
  7. Using that opening, turn your cookie right-side-out. Put a little bit of polyfill, cotton, or other stuffing inside the cookie, and then hand sew the opening closed. In my photo they're still pretty puffy, but before long they flatten a bit around the seams and look more realistic (or as realistic as a cloth cookie can look, anyway).
You're finished! Make a whole plate full of these treats, or create an assortment of cookies using my other Felt Food tutorials. Try variations of this sugar cookie, such as red and green icing for holiday decorations or in place of the bow on a special gift, or use heart shapes instead of circles on Valentines Day!

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