Monday, February 8, 2010

Let Us Eat Lettuce (Romaine Lettuce) - Felt Food Cook-Along - Day 20

Lettuce is another one of those things that is pretty easy to figure out, but I figured if I'd done a tutorial on everything else, I'd do one for this one.

Materials:  Green felt, general sewing stuff

I started by cutting out a lettuce leaf shape freehand.  I was wasn't super happy with the first one, so I cut a second one out free hand.  I liked that one better, so I used it as a template for my others. 
Then I pinned my single lettuce leaves to more felt, and sewed around them. 
Then I started at the base of my leaf and sewed some vein lines up one side and then back down the other.  These I just did free hand as well.  Some turned out better than others.

I've definitely discovered that it's worth making more than one of pretty much everything, since most of the time goes into figuring out the right shape and everything.  You can certainly figure out your own shapes well enough, but since I've finally figured out how to upload PDF files for you to print, I've included the pattern of the ones I came up with.

Click here to download the Printable Lettuce Leaf Pattern.

Then you can add some tomatos, bell pepper slices, onions, and chicken chunks to make a nice salad....
Or put it with some sliced cheese in a sandwich.  We'll be getting to the bread soon!

If you're just now joining us, the links to other felt food tutorials I've done are at the top of the right side bar.  Also, if you've made some felt food of your own, be sure to share your link here, and grab a button to let other people join in on the fun!


  1. These turned out GREAT! Much better than mine. :)

    I just added another linky for felt roses and a tutorial. I know it's not food, but hope you don't mind. :)

  2. love it! Thank you for sharing, I made a link back from my blog to yours!


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