How To Make Fabric Apples

How To Make Fabric Apples

hi everybody this week I'm going to show you how to make fabric apples you these apples make great decorations and you can even give them away as gifts I like to set a basket of them in the center of my kitchen table but of course I love to decorate with apples they have that country look to them and any country lover would adore a basket of these as a gift you can even make one to give as a special gift to a teacher I can't wait to show you how to make them so let's get started I will leave a list to the things that you will need and down below the first thing to do is to draw out a pattern make it an egg shape like this you can make your Apple as big or as small as you want it I made my pattern 4 inches wide and 5 inches tall don't be afraid to experiment with different sizes now you will need a piece of material and pins you can use any kind of material that you have to make your apples you can even use felt or old t-shirts cut three pieces of material that will fit your pattern I just cut them all the same size if your material has a print side make sure you cut your pieces so that the pattern runs the same way on each piece here are my three pieces use your pins and pin your pattern onto the top of all three pieces of fabric once they are pinned to carefully cut all three pieces of fabric around the outside of the pattern like this now take your pins out and set your pattern aside put two of your fabric pieces together with the print side facing each other like this we will sew from the top to the bottom along the edge about 1/4 inch in along one of the sides I like to hand sew my apples so I thread my needle you can also use your sewing machine to sew your apples make a knot in the end of your thread and sew along the edge using the back stitch if you would like a more detailed tutorial on how to sew by hand you can watch this video on how to sew a rag doll I will leave a link to that down below to make it easy for you to get to now flip one side of the half sewn pieces over and lay your third piece of material so that the edges match up to each of the other two edges so both of the edges the same way as you did the first edge but be sure to leave a small hole in the top so that you can flip your Apple right side out once it is sewn flip the Apple through the hole so that the print side is facing out I use polyfill stuffing to stuff my Apple once the apples filled use a needle and thread to sew the hole closed then end it with a knot next step you will need a long sewing needle see how much longer the bottom needle is you can use a small needle but a longer one works much better I also use coat thread for this part because it is much harder to break if you are careful you can use regular thread if you double it up but it is likely to break if you pull it too hard after your needle is threaded and knotted push your threaded needle through the top of the Apple all the way to the bottom and pull it through then do it from the bottom to the top pull it tight so that it forms a dimple on both sides of your Apple now do it one more time from top to bottom then from bottom to top and then pull it tight and end it with enough being sure that the dimple holds tight to make the stem use your imagination and use what materials you have examples of what I had is cinnamon sticks suede lace and twigs from the yard cut your leaves out into the simple shapes of leaves like this I use green felt for the leaves but you can use any kind of material that you have now use a hot glue gun to glue your leaf onto the top of the Apple then put the glue onto the stem and put it in center next to the leaf my apples turned out great I love making apples I hope you enjoyed watching me make my fabric apples and it encourages you to give it a try too be sure to check out our Facebook page where you can share some of your most recent crafts here's what we share with us this week thank you so much for watching and sharing I love you all and I'll see you next week with another craft bye there is a song that I know you're gonna love because I love it my only sunshine you make me happy when skies are grey you'll never know dear how much I love you please don't take my sunshine away

22 Replies to “How To Make Fabric Apples”

  1. When first viewing I couldn't figure out where the third cut out fabric went but of course it was sewn onto the second cut out. I made cloth apples out of old feed sacks years ago but forgot how I did I know!! Thanks!

  2. Iโ€™m making one of these as a Christmas gift for my girlfriend because I told her I liked her with an apple

  3. Thank you for sharing this quick and easy tutorial I appreciate it followed all your instructions and it came out perfect the first time. ๐Ÿค— ๐ŸŽ

  4. This looks so easy! Thank you for sharing your amazing apples! For a school project we have to make a model of a fruit in anyway we like! I'm gonna dO this! Thx again!

  5. This is adorable! AND so easy! I'm going to have to make some of these fun apples myself! Thank you so much! :o)

  6. These are cute. ย  You could even make pumpkins in the same fashion. ย  I love stuff made of fabric…dee

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