Do you have a play kitchen that needs to be stocked for the mini-chef in your house? These 16 free felt fruit patterns are just the ticket for helping to inspire some culinary creativity in the playroom!
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I’m primarily assuming that you’re looking for felt fruit patterns to use as DIY play food for your little one’s kitchen. Of course, these patterns could be used for any number of projects, they’re not exclusively designed for children’s play.
You could use them in a large bowl as part of a tablescape, shrink the patterns to create earrings or enlarge the patterns to make pillows! You could turn them into ornaments or keychains or catnip toys! Felt crafts are so versatile, it’s one of the reasons why I love working with felt.
I would consider a lot of these felt fruit patterns to be beginner friendly. But a major perk of making play food for kids is that they will not care one bit if your stitching isn’t perfect.
Imperfect produce is all the rage now anyway. So don’t stress if a pattern looks tricky, just give it a try and see what happens!
If you’re wondering where to purchase good quality felt for making DIY play food, I’ve got some links for you. Trust me on this, don’t use acrylic craft felt from the dollar store, it won’t yield the results you really want.
Wool blend felt is well worth tracking down, and 100% wool felt is just delightful to work with. I use both in my work.
Felt Fruit Patterns
Just click on the linked headings above each image to be taken to the original source of the free felt fruit pattern in question.
1. Peach Slice
This is my design so I’m sure I’m a little biased but honestly these look so delicious I could eat them up!
2. Lemon & Lime
Another one of my designs, I currently use these DIY citrus fruits to decorate my kitchen in this clear canister!
The hand embroidered detailing really brings these kiwi halves to life!
This DIY grape bunch is so fun! I wonder if you could achieve something similar using felt balls instead?
Tiny little blueberries for a pancake feast. I’d love to see what creative toddler chefs would do with these!
Having a removable rind is such a clever felt fruit design! It makes the fruit even more interactive for young children.
A bushel of apples! These would be so sweet for fall decorating! (My free felt pumpkin pattern is also great for fall decorating! 🙂 )
DIY Felt Play Food
This felt fruit pattern looks like it would be great for beginners!
The banana is actually removable from the peel! Details like that are so great for children’s imaginations.
Ok, but why are these pears so moody and beautiful?! They’re a whole vibe. Especially with that little green leaf sticking up!
Succulent little strawberries!
12. Watermelon Slice
This hand sewn felt fruit pattern is perfect for helping little ones create a summery picnic party in the play room!
Felt Food Sewing Tutorials
13. Whole Pineapple
I included this pattern because it’s beautiful, but I’m not sure how practical it would be as play food for little ones because of it’s size. As home decor, sure, I love it!
This pineapple is more appropriately sized for children, but of course is not a realistic size for a pineapple. Also, since this is being used as a pincushion, the bottom portion is stuffed with rice, but you could easily replace the rice with regular stuffing.
15. Orange Slices
Toss these orange slices with the blueberries, strawberries and peach slices and you’ve got yourself a delicious felt fruit salad!
A totally beginner friendly felt fruit pattern for cute little raspberries. These are perfect for cake decorating!
I hope this collection of free felt fruit patterns will meet the needs of the mini chefs in your house! 🙂
Comment below with your ideas for more DIY felt play food, maybe I’ll try to design some of them!