Friday, September 16, 2011

I heart fake food: Felt Asparagus

It seems my 'I heart fake food tutorials' have been discovered and are getting quite a bit of attention in an unexpected country. I've enjoyed sharing these tutorials and know a majority of people who have stumbled upon them are enjoying them as well {and I hope continue to enjoy them}. I do want to say, I have not made any profit off of these patterns, it would be disheartening to find out they were being mass produced for profit making purposes.

This pattern can be completed without using a sewing machine.

Supplies needed:
Dark Green Felt
Dark Green Thread
Optional: Red Ribbon or Thread

Using this pattern, which can also be found here.

Cut out all the pieces of your asparagus.

Fold the body of the asparagus in half, length-wise, overlapping the sides about a 1/4 of an inch. Hand sew it closed, running the length of the asparagus.

Continue to sew the length of the asparagus closed.

Stop sewing when you get about a 1/2 inch from the top of the asparagus.

Remove your needle and thread from the top of your asparagus and sew the bottom of the asparagus closed.

Fill the body of the asparagus with fiberfill. Do not fill past the 1/2 inch unsewn opening on the top.

Cut the top of the asparagus, the 1/2 inch you left open, giving the top the appearance of having a layer of leaves.

Taking one section of the top leaves...

Roll it up.

Do a few stitches at the bottom of the rolled up leaves. This will help maintain the shape you just created by rolling the leaves.

Add the next layer of leaves. Begin to roll the other layer, arranging it so this layer of leaves is slightly lower than the first layer of leaves.

Again, add a few stitches so that both layers of leaves are now sewn together.

Insert the 2 layers of leaves, you just sewed together, into the top of the asparagus.

Sew the top of the asparagus closed. Start sewing, at the base of the leaves you cut from the body of the asparagus, making sure you are also going through the additional layers, attaching them as well.

Set the individual leaves on the body of your asparagus to determine placement.

You can either sew the leaves onto the body of the asparagus or you can glue them on. I attached mine by sewing.

And there you have it...

Asparagus is purchased in a bundle so you might want to make a few more. I like to bundle mine together with red ribbon.

After brainstorming all night, I still couldn't come up with an asparagus pun to end with. Suggestions?

Make sure to check out my other felt food tutorials as well.

Linked up and a big thanks to:

Felt Food Roundup


  1. I am very very thankful for your wonderful tutorials! I believe I have used them all in making play food for my 2 1/2 year old son for Xmas. I am new to sewing and you make it so easy that I look like a pro! Thank you!

    1. Jolene! From the bottom of my heart, thank you. It's comments like this that mean so much to me. I appreciate that you took the time to let me know that you've enjoyed the tutorials and that you've had great success in making your own felt foods. You'll have to send me a picture!!!

  2. I am so pleased to have found your felt food tutorials! I've been wracking my brain for some homemade birthday gifts for my 2 year old and his friends with birthday party season approaching. These tick all the boxes. Thanks :)

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