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.
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.
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.
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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