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DIY Miniature Carrots for Spring Decor

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How to Make Fabric Carrots

While snooping in our local fabric store I found some adorable polka dot orange fabric on sale.  Perfect for Spring or Easter decorations I decided to buy some to make these adorable miniature carrots.    There are all sorts of decor uses for these miniature carrots, but first, we need to make some. p

Handmade stuffed carrots with belt leaves and cute polka dots. A cute Easter craft.

Half a meter (yard) of the fabric cost $4.00 and made 15 of these little fabric carrots.  It takes 15 minutes to make each carrot.  You don’t necessarily need 15 mini carrots, but I would make at least three.
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Easter craft idea, handmade fabric miniature carrots with felt leaves and polka dota.

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Cute cotton fabric

Green felt

Polyester stuffing/filling

Stitch ripper

needle and thread

Sharp scissors

 
Using the hand drawn templates for the miniature carrot, and the leaves cut out your fabric.   You can cut two layers at a time including when cutting the felt.

(Typically when I sew I use a zig-zag stitch to seal all the fabric edges, I skipped that step this time, as these carrots are very seasonal and I will toss them rather than wash them.)r

Easy Easter craft, handmade stuffed miniature carrots with polka dots and felt leaves.

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Sewing Your Carrots

Fold over a narrow section of the top of the carrot cut out and sew.

Fold the carrot in half and sew.
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Cutting fabric to sew for miniature carrots. An adorable Easter craft.

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Turn your carrot right side out,  and using a stitch ripper pull out the point of the carrot

Add the stuffing, I found it helpful to start with a grape-sized piece of stuffing and push it down into the very end with my finger so that I could feel that it was placed in the point.  Keep adding fill until the carrot is full.
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Sewing the top of a miniature carrot. An easy Easter craft for adults or teens

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Using a needle and thread weave stitch the top of the carrot.

Roll the felt leave and insert into the carrot.
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Attaching leaves to hand made stuffed carrots. A cute Spring craft or Easter craft idea for decorating.

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Pull the thread to gather the top of the carrot, pull tight and stitch through the top of the carrot making sure that you sew through the leaf portion.

Three DIY fabric carrots made with orange polka dot fabric, white ribbon and green felt leaves.  They rabbits are guarded by a cute ceramic Easter bunny.

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Tie with a pretty ribbon or ricrac and you can add a button or a small flower if you like.

A large grouping of handmade stuffed carrots for Easter decorating.

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I think these miniature carrots are adorable, they look so cute just laying on a shelf or counter.  I have a few places where I am going to use and I will share the ideas on how I use them later on this week.

This year I made miniature carrots.  Last year I made giant carrots, that were gifts for my grandchildren.

Large stuffed Easter cushion in the shape of a carrot being held by a bunny.

The large stuffed carrots worked really well for seasonal floor cushions, and the girl’s giggled when I showed them why their rabbits were the world’s happiest rabbits.

A collage of the steps to sew a Easter carrot out of fabric, cutting, seaming, stuffing and the final 3 carrots in a bowl.

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28 Comments

  1. Hi Leanna! I am featuring your Fabric Carrots at Totally Terrific Tuesday today. I also wanted to feature your vintage dress garland but I chose the carrots for Easter. Please link up the vintage dress garland after Easter. Both of these projects are fabulous! You are so talented.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Wow Sherry thank you so much! I was so happy with your comment I read it out to Hubs. Looking forward to the link party.

  2. Your miniature carrots are adorable, Leanna – love the fabric you used! Pinned

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Hi Marie. Thank you. I made quite a few of them to use in different ways, but they were easy, fast and inexpensive, so why not! Happy Spring eventually my friend.

  3. I remember that huge carrot pillow of yours. It’s always been one of my favorites and now these polka dot ones too. So cute Leanna and I love how easy they were to make.

  4. Your carrots are adorable, Leanna! What a fun touch for spring decor. I love polka dots, too! Pinning.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you for letting me know Beverly. It is funny how something as simple as a polka dot can make you feel happy. I appreciate the pin very much.

  5. Oh my goodness, these are so cute! Pinned!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you very much Amy. I am happy to hear you like them. Thanks for telling me.

  6. Soooo sweet, you found the perfect orange fabric for these.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you, Julie. I have a soft spot for polka dot anything.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you very much for the pin. These little carrots are super easy to make they only take a few minutes to put together.

  7. Those carrots are so darn cute I can’t stand it! Pinned so I can try this later. Have a good day!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you very much for the pin. I love these little carrots, especially when paired with a bunny.

  8. These are so cute and could be filled with mini eggs for Easter, what a treat to wake up to.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Great idea! I should try and design something similar, where the middle had a pull string closure.

  9. JaneEllen says:

    Few weeks ago I organized all my fabric (accumulated over several years),seem to think might have some orange fabric to make 3 of these anyway for cute basket gotten yesterday at Walmart. Great tutorial so ought to be able to make them, hope so as they are so cute. Love the felt leaves also. Love your orange polka dot fabric for the carrots.
    Happy week

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      That’s great JaneEllen. The leaf pattern is done so that you can just roll it up instead of having to attach individual leaves. Isn’t a fabric stash wonderful? Especially once its all organized.

  10. These polka dot carrots are TOO CUTE! I just made some twine wrapped carrots for some stuffed bunny hangers. I think your version would have saved me some time. Great tutorial. Pining to my sewing board. Thank you!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you, Audra. I am going to go check out your carrots. They really are great for updating existing Easter decor.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Hi Milena. Easter arrives here before Spring does so I am used to just enjoying Spring indoors before outdoors. These were really handy for updating decor I already had.

  11. Very cute! I can’t wait to do this project!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      That’s great. They go together so quickly and I am certain you will enjoy them.

  12. These are adorable. Especially since I also have been thinking about carrots. And creating a carrot craft. Great minds as they say 🙂

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      I look forward to seeing yours Debra. Over the next one or two posts, I am going to show how I am using them. So much cheaper than buying a bunch of a faux carrots.

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