I hope you guys have enjoyed this series - do let me know if you make any felt fruit to decorate your homes! The individual felt projects would look cute sitting on a bookshelf, and if you made all the fruit they'd look fantastic displayed together in a bowl.
Follow the links to find the tutorials for the earlier projects: apples and pear, orange and apple slices, strawberries and watermelon slices.
Please note that the finished felt fruit is intended for decorative use only - it is not a toy and should be kept well out of reach of young children.
This project was originally published in docrafts Creativity magazine and stitched using felt from their Craft Planet range.
You will need:
The template sheet provided (see the bottom of this post)
Brown, green and white felt
Matching sewing thread
Black embroidery thread
Sewing needles and pins
To sew the kiwi fruit:
1. For each kiwi fruit half, cut out 6 x peel, 1 x kiwi and 1 x kiwi centre in the colours required.
2. Decorate the kiwi shape: add the white centre piece with whip stitch and white sewing thread, sew radiating stitches of white sewing thread, then add small black embroidery thread stitches between the white ones.
3. Sew the peel pieces together with whip stitch and matching sewing thread, then turn them the right side out .
4.Sew the decorated kiwi shape and the brown peel section together using whip stitch and green thread (to match the kiwi fruit). Sew most of the way round, stuff the kiwi then sew up the gap with more whip stitches.
Click here to view the template sheet, make sure you're viewing it full size then print it at 100%. Please note that the finished felt fruit is intended for decorative use only - keep it well out of reach of young children.
This tutorial is for personal use only: you can use it to stitch as many pieces of fruit as you want for yourself or as gifts, but please don't make any for sale. You may borrow a photo or two if you want to blog about this project, but remember to credit me and link back to the original source, and do not reproduce my entire post or share the pattern itself on your site. Thanks!
For more free felt projects and other crafty tutorials, click here to visit my tutorial archive.
For even more crafty goodness, check out my books: Super-Cute Felt and Super-Cute Felt Animals.