Hope & Gloria - Sewing Inspiration for Children

Hope & Gloria - Sewing Inspiration for Children
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Friday, June 27, 2014

Cute Little Cakes - A Fabric Fairy Cake Tutorial

Cupcakes/Fairy Cakes, whatever you want to call them, these quick and easy little makes are just adorable.

I was reading a post on a facebook group a couple of days ago where someone had asked what type of present any teachers in the group like to receive at the end of the school year. The unanimous vote seemed to be for something unique and personal that had been made by the children they had taught. Like the previous fabric flower tutorial, (click here to view),  these sweet little cakes would make lovely teachers' gifts and are so simple to make.

Here's how:

You will need:

1 large felt circle approx' 10cm in diameter (this forms the cake case)
1 slightly smaller felt circle 9cm in diameter (the cake)
Your cake decorations - this could be a felt "splodge" to form the icing, a circle of patterned fabric, or try a fabric heart. You can also add buttons, beads, brightly coloured thread.
A small amount of soft toy filling.

Step one:

Decorate the top of your cake. For this cake I added a button "cherry" to the centre and "sprinkles" of brightly coloured thread.

Step two:

Pin the cake circle to the top of the white felt circle and sew small, even running stitches around the outside edge leaving a small gap of approx 3cm.

Step three:

Remove the pins and gently pull the thread so that the felt begins to gather. Lift the top layer at the same time so that you start to form a 3D "cake" shape. Begin to add your soft toy filling to your cake until you are happy with the shape.

Step four:

Sew up the remaining gap and pull on the thread to add extra shape. You will need to smooth the felt around the thread so that the cake is even in shape.When you are happy with the shape of the cake make a strong finishing knot and cup the thread.

Your fairy/cupcake is now complete and looks good enough to eat. Now all you have to decide is who to give it to. Happy sewing!

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