Hello! Today I’m going to show you how to make Felt Food Sandwich Fillings! This is a BIG post for you, but hopefully it gives you some good ideas and shows you how to make your own sandwich fillings without a pattern. These are pretty quick to make, and you can pick and choose which fillings to make depending on what you eat in your house or what your kid’s favorite fillings are! Here’s what you’ll need!
Felt Food Sandwich Fillings
- Purple, brown, red, green, yellow, white, cream, peach, and pink felt.
- Purple, brown, red, green, yellow, white, cream, peach, and pink embroidery thread.
- Embroidery needle.
- Felt Food Sandwich Bread.
Note: I used stiffened craft felt for all of these fillings. If using normal, floppy craft felt, layer two pieces and stitch edges together when finishing the edge with a blanket stitch.
Peanut Butter and Jelly
Take purple and brown felt, cut in squares slightly larger than the sandwich bread. Then use scissors to create a wavy edge all the way around.
It should still show just past the edges of the bread. Now take your brown and purple embroidery thread, and do a blanket stitch all the way around the edges of the piece. This will keep the felt from stretching and make it look finished and professional.
See how easy that was to make peanut butter and jelly??
To make mayonnaise, all you have to do is the exact same thing you did to make the peanut butter and jelly, but use white felt and thread. You can also use this same technique to make ketchup, mustard, or other creamy spreads.
To make swiss cheese, take cream felt and cut it in a rectangle slightly larger than your bread. Then take a small round object and use it to trace holes around your cheese. I used a small eye cream container, but a quarter will work just as well.
When all the holes are traced, go ahead and cut them out. Then blanket stitch with cream thread around the edges and holes of your cheese, and you’re all done!
To make a slice of American or cheddar cheese, just take yellow felt and cut it slightly larger than your bread, and blanket stitch all the way around it with yellow thread. It’s that easy!
See how cute the cheese is? Now let’s make some turkey. Cut an oval shape out of peach felt, and blanket stitch around it. Done!
Make ham the same way you made the peanut butter and jelly, but with pink felt and thread. Super easy lunch meats!
I made the lettuce a bit more complicated as I wanted it to stand out and add some height to the sandwich, just like real lettuce would. Cut a rectangle a little larger than your slice of bread. With the extra felt, you’re going to cut about 5 – 6 wavy strips the same height as your base piece.
They should look something like this. Now lay them out on your felt, and use green thread to stitch them down to the base.
Finish the outside with a blanket stitch, and you’re all done!
The tomatoes require a bit more embroidery, but it’s so worth it in the end! Take some red felt, and use a cup or other round object to trace circles on it. You can make as many tomatoes as you’d like, but I stuck with two. Cut out your circles.
On the top of your circles, lightly draw triangles like shown above to mark out where the stitching will go. Then using red thread, backstitch along all your pencil lines to create the inside of the tomato. Finish it off by blanket stitching the outside.
Aren’t they cute?
Here’s all our finished toppings.
And a few of our toppings filling out a very yummy looking felt sandwich! I hope you enjoyed learning how to make these Felt Food Sandwich Fillings with me!