free tutorial for making a felt food meal of T-bone steak, new potatoes, and broccoli florets

Nothing makes up a hearty play food meal more than steak and potatoes. In this tutorial I will be showing you how to make a steak dinner. This iconic T-bone steak is made with reddish-brown wool felt and cream edges. Paired with our mini potatoes and a few florets of bright green broccoli, this felt fake food meal is sure to satisfy the most discerning tastes in felt food.

Step 1. Cut Pieces from pattern

DOWNLOAD FREE PDF STEAK PATTERN HERE

Step 2: Sew Edge

I like the white edge on my T-bone, though it does make it look a bit like a cartoon steak, so feel free to make an edge that’s matched to your meat color.

I complete this step by folding the white strip in half, and sewing a blanket stitch down the length. When finished, this stitch will be completely hidden, so feel free to be sloppy, as long as it holds:

 

Once stitched into a tube, gently refold the tube so that it flattens with the stitches in the center of the width, rather than on the edge.

Step 2. Stitch T-Bone to Steak

I always feel like the addition of bones to felt-food meat adds to their charm. (Ground beef doesn’t sound like much fun to play with, right?) For this step, just stitch the white “T bone’s” to each of the steak shapes.

Step 3. Sew Edge and Top Together.

This is a somewhat tricky stitch, and it might be helpful to press your felt edge before starting. Starting with the bottom, then the top of the steak, stitch the face of the steak onto the edge, bending the edge around to meet the contours of the steak shape. When sewing the second face, stop 3/4ths of the way around and continue to step 4.

Step 4. Stuffing

It’s time to stuff, but since steaks are a well defined flat-shape, rather than a bulging plush, you’ll want to stuff with a contoured FLAT stuffing such as: foam sheets, compressed batting, scrap felt sheets, etc. Anything that will stay flat without bunching or bulging will work. I’m using black poly-fill sheets in these images to stuff my meat so it will stay flat and cute.

Just cut your flat stuffing about 1/2″ inch smaller than the steak face shape and slip inside the steak, then continuing your stitching of the edge to close the opening.

Once your steak is stuffed, stitched, and tied off, you’re ready to continue on to broccoli.

 

Felt Broccoli Tutorial

Step 1. Cut stalks from a light green felt using pattern provided above. Stack, and stitch, then turn inside out, and add a circle of green to the base of the stalk. Stuff lightly with polyfill stuffing.

Step 2. Freehand cut darker green circles.

Step 3. Using the bunching stitch described in my kale tutorial, create texture on the darker green circles.

Step 4. Using the gathering method described in the technique for making meatballs, gather up and stuff the dark green shapes, inserting the upper end of the stalks into the dark green ball before stitching firmly onto the stalk and gathering edge snugly against the edge of the light green stalk.

 

free tutorial for making a felt food meal of T-bone steak, new potatoes, and broccoli florets

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