Learn How to Make Some Fabric Apples #Craft 32


applesLearn How to Make Some Fabric Apples

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I saw something like this on Moda Bake Shop‘s blog and thought it would be fun to do it a bit different.  I figured with the weather starting to change and Autumn getting oh so close, that making apples would go well with the time of year, and be perfect to decorate the home with.  I always have some of the real things sitting around in my kitchen for people to snack on, etc., but having these, I never have to worry about them getting bad or having the dog try and lick them….well, that might happen…. hmmmm…… 🙂

I hope you like it!! Have a blessed day, and please be sure to comment on and share this #TBCCrafters craft!!

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Fabric Apples #Craft

Materials/Tools Used: 

  • Fabric Scraps
  • 8″ Bowl or Plate
  • Scissors
  • Needle & Thread
  • Stuffing
  • Craft Paper
  • Cricut Machine
  • Small Pieces of Tree Limbs
  • & Time!

Instructions:

Start by using a felt pen to mark around the bowl edge onto your fabric.  The best size of bowl or plate is 8″, but it depends on the size you would want it to be.  Mine was actually about 9″ and the apples turned out great.

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Once you have as many as you wish marked, you can then use your scissors to cut the pieces out.  The edges do not need to be perfect, since you’ll be sewing it up and hiding that part near the end.apple

Next, using your needle and thread (with whatever color you wish), start making a running stitch along the edge of the whole piece.

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Continue on this all the way around, until you meet up with the knotted end of your thread.  Once you have that, pull it apart gently to even the stitches out, being sure to leave your needle and thread in, since you’re not finished with those yet.  😉 

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When you get all of the stitches even, you can then start to pull the thread with the needle to close up the top a bit.  It’s best to do the prior task to just make sure that the edges are even and that it doesn’t jam up on a certain side, etc.

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After that, you can start stuffing your apples.  The type and amount you use is completely up to you.  My husband and I had one of those decorative pillows on our bed that was just getting too messed up by the sun, etc., so I just cut it open and got all of this stuffing out of it (and for many other craft projects in the future 🙂 ).  You’re welcome to use whatever you wish, I just like to recycle what I already have. 🙂

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Once you have it stuffed as tight as you want it, you can then tighten up the end stitch and run the thread through the top a bit to finish it up.  Then just knot it and clip your thread as close as you can to the top of the piece, to finish it.

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Now you can insert a piece of the tree branch or limb that you got from your yard…or neighbor’s yard 🙂  for your stem.  Just trim it to however big you want it to be, either before or after it’s in there.

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Next, I used my Cricut to cut out some thin foam leaf shapes to decorate the “stem”.

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Using some glue dots, I just glued the leaf onto the stem.  I tried to make sure that they were not all going the same way to add a bit of difference to the bunch of fruit.

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After that, just display them as you wish and enjoy the smiles that people give you when they see them…or the weird look when they try to bite into them…just kidding!!

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Hope you like it!  Please take a minute to leave me a comment and let me know what you would do different, or what you would add, etc.  Be sure to tweet, pin, share, etc. – thanks!!


“Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings” –Psalm 17:8

 

 

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32 Comments on "Learn How to Make Some Fabric Apples #Craft"

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Alayna @AlaynasCreations
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Fun little fall project! It’s been a another great #HomeMattersParty weekend co-hosting with you!

Michelle James
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These are adorable. I can’t wait to make some. I love that you used the stuffing from another pillow. I do that all of the time. LOL! Thanks for the tutorial.

Chelsea @ The Johnsons Plus Dog
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Those are so cute and look easy! Perfect for early fall. It’s been fun co-hosting with you at the #HomeMattersParty

SAHANA
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These looks cute and so easy to make. Thank you for sharing. It’s great to be co-hosting with you at #HomeMattersParty.

Shann Eva
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These are so cute. Such a great idea! So happy to be co-hosting #HomeMattersParty this month with you!

Sarena @ Teal Inspiration
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What a cute little decoration for fall! Great to be co-hosting the #HomeMattersParty with you!

Audrey
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I want to go rummage through my fabric stash to see what I already have to make these. Very cute, and I am lacking on Fall/ not Halloween decorations. #HomeMattersParty

Heather Serra
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No lie, I just went to see my sister in law and she had these out. I loved them! I didn’t realize how easy they were to make. Thanks for the tutorial!

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Enzie Shahmiri
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What a cute idea and easy enough DIY project! I am co-hosting with you this month the #HomeMattersParty, please visit me too.

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Jenny
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These are cute!

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Dawn Pruitt
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Love how simple these are to make! This is a great fall craft.

Ellen Christian
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What a cute idea! I really need to get my Cricut out again!

Mag@GirlyCreation
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These are so cute and good for Autumn decoration. Pinned and shared.

Rose Powell
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Can you just stop with all of this adorableness already?! I love these, I’m going to make pumpkins soon! So cute!!!!!

Andrea Kruse
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Cute idea! I am sure my kids would love to modify this and make a bunch for our play kitchen. I really enjoy soft toys for that. Cooking sometimes gets a little crazy!

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