which was my starting point.
What you need:
- 1" of green loop velcro (3/4" or 1" wide)
- Circle of red felt, 4-5" diameter. Cut this into 2 halves.
- Green felt, cut into shape of a calyx
- Straw-colored embroidery floss
in addition to polyfill, red sewing thread and green
sewing thread. Here is the printable pattern for this
strawberry and the apple from this earlier post.
- Fold each half lengthwise and sew, backstitching to secure. This is the stem, although it looks more like a caterpillar in rigor mortis.
- Using three strands of embroidery floss, sew tiny stitches all over each red felt semicircle.
- Each semicircle will make one strawberry.
- Fold the semicircle in half, with straight edges meeting and right sides facing.
- Sew along the straight edge with a narrow seam allowance (I used 3mm or an eighth of an inch).
- Thread a needle with red thread, knot the thread, and sew running stitches all along the curved edge.
- When you come to the bit with the velcro sewn on, sew behind the velcro so the thread makes a big stitch behind the stem as shown.
- When you return to the knot where you began, pull the thread tight to gather the opening closed.
- Stuff with polyfill.
- The stitch behind the velcro stem will cause the stem to stand up but as you stitch across the opening to tighten it, loop the thread around the stem to further secure its upright position.
- Using green thread, sew a small stitch on each petal of the calyx, securing it to the strawberry. Knot the thread underneath the calyx when done, and cut off the excess.
- and hang them on the strawberry plant.