Thursday, February 4, 2010

Sliced Cheese - Felt Food Cook Along - Day 18

From here on out, the felt food may be in a somewhat random order.  Sorry about that.  I wanted to do sandwiches next starting with sliced bread...but when I made the sliced bread, I didn't take very good pictures...so I need to make some more before I can do a tutorial for it.  Hopefully I'll get that done soon. 


So I we'll start with some of the sandwich fillings first, and hopefully by the time we get through them, I'll have some bread to show you. :)

We did shredded cheese a while ago for our pizza, but sliced cheese is better for sandwiches.  Swiss cheese, of course, looks really cool, so I made some of that.  Then I realized that my kids have never really eaten swiss cheese because we're mostly a cheddar and monterrey jack kind of family, so I made some cheddar cheese as well.

These are one of those things that you really don't need me to tell you how to do them...but I'll go ahead anyway.

Materials: Cream and/or gold felt, and all the regular sewing stuff
For the cheddar cheese, first I cut out squares of felt.  I used my slice of bread to get an idea of how big I wanted it to be. 
I didn't use a straight edge or ruler or anything I just cut.  I cut out both sides, but I found my self wishing a bit, I'd used my normal trick of cutting out just one side, sewing it, and then cutting out the second side.  I sewed it with a very small seam allowance.

The swiss cheese is the same, but I cut out a few semi-circles of slightly different sizes from a few of the edges before I sewed the sides together. 
Once I had the edges of the swiss cheese sewn, I sewed several circles of different sizes in the middle of the slice.  I didn't mark them or anything.  I just sewed them freehand. 
After I'd sewed the circles, I cut the holes out of the insides.

That's it!

10 comments:

  1. This looks great!
    I just made an entire sandwich last week - I post about it later and link up. :)

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  2. This is AWESOME!! I have been researching for a good and simple tutorial for felt food and this is the best I've seen so far...I had to blog about it! Please visit my blog:
    http://superstinkyboys.blogspot.com

    I will be regularly visiting Helping Little Hands and can't wait to make some of the felt food. Thanks!
    Ginger

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  3. BTW, be sure to grab my I was featured button on Superstinkyboys. See ya!
    Ginger

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  4. Wow, Vati was so impressed that his cutting board was featured in your blog today! He's feeling kinda famous. :)

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  5. Haha. These are really cute Polly. And I noticed the cutting board too. :)

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  6. I love it! I love that you had a block of real cheese and a knife in the photo too....very tricky! :)

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  7. I think these are my favorite yet. The swiss is so cute!!!

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  8. any suggestions for doing the swiss by hand? THanks jill dot shoemaker at gmail dot com

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  10. Thanks for this fantastic tutorial! My swiss cheese looks almost identical to yours! I'd love for you to link this (and any other felt projects you'd like to share) up at my Felt Food Roundup on OneCreativeMommy.com. I hope to see you there!

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