Fabric Crafts

Fabric Fruit
Bring ends of fabric together to make a tube.
Bring ends of fabric together to make a tube.

Fabric fruit makes a pretty table decoration, especially when you put it in a handmade bowl. This is a fabric craft too good to eat!

What You'll Need:

  • Red, yellow, orange, purple, and green felt or cotton cloth
  • Ruler
  • Blunt scissors
  • Fabric glue
  • Yarn
  • Cotton batting
  • Green construction paper
  • Markers

How to Make Fabric Fruit:

Step 1: To make round fruit, cut an 8x11-inch piece of felt or cotton cloth. Bring the short ends together to make a tube and glue them in place. To make a banana, bring the long ends together to make a tube.

Step 2: Twist one end and tie it closed with yarn.

Tie yarn around one end.

Step 3: Turn the fabric inside out. Stuff it with cotton batting. Twist the other end and tie it with yarn to close it.

Stuff with cotton batting.

Step 4: Cut a leaf shape from a piece of green construction paper. Tuck one end of the leaf into the yarn.

Tuck leaf into yarn.

Step 5: If you want, draw decorations on your fruit with markers. Make more round fruit with different colors of fabric, and arrange them in a bowl.

Next, celebrate your family with a fabric craft you can wave with pride.

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