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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Scrumptious Strawberry Tutorial

It is really beginning to feel like Summer is just around the corner and I for one cannot wait. This time of year is one of my favourites it is the time of year that two of my children were born so a time for celebrations in our house. It is also when the rest of the Summer season stretches ahead and because I am an optimist, every year at this time I truly believe that we are going to have one long hot glorious Summer ahead of us (!)

I have been thinking about fruit a lot recently. I associate fruit with Summer - fruit picking and fruit eating.I have been designing lots of fruit inspired projects for our sewing club's last term of the school year and with these projects still fresh in my mind I thought I'd share this sweet fabric fruit project with you.

You will need:

  • A semi circle of patterned fabric. For my strawberries I used an 8cm diameter but you can use larger with the same technique. 
  • Green Ribbon
  • Thread and soft toy filling.

Step 1

Fold the semi circle in half and sew along the straight edge using small backstitches. There is no need to finish off at the end of the edge follow on to step 2 using the same thread.

Step 2

Use small running stitches to sew all around the top open edge of the the cone shape about 1/4cm from the edge.

Step 3

Once you are back to where you began turn the cone the right way around and add stuffing.

Step 4

Now pull your thread to gather the fabric together creating a strawberry shape. Secure the opening with a few small stitches.

Step 5

Now it is time to add your ribbon "leaves". To do this fold over one end of you ribbon by about 3cm to make a loop nd sew this loop on to the top of the strawberry. Continue to fold and loop the ribbon criss crossing the top of the strawberry sewing it in to place with a couple of small stitches each time you add a loop.

Until your lovely little strawberry looks like this....

Quick and easy to make they could be used for lots of different purposes - key rings, brooches or just sitting pretty in a bowl.


  1. I LOVE THESE. You did a great job now I want to make me some.

  2. Love these. gonna have to try. thanks for sharing.(i like these better than the tomatoes. lol

  3. Wonderful tutorial! I loved the outcome! So cute!
    Great post!! I included it in my post Βόλτα στη Γειτονιά!!! ...while sewing!! :)
    Have a great weekend!!

  4. Your blog is really like the paradise of colour, the strawberries so cute and i loved adorable doorstops, nice to meet you (coming from Tina Pippo), kisses Mary!

  5. Thank you so much for your lovely comments. Really pleased that you have enjoyed the tutorial.xx