Tutorial ~ Felt Cut Out Cookies With Frosting

by Destri on November 7, 2011

Felt Cut Out Cookies With Frosting Tutorial

I have heard how people become addicted to making felt food for their kids.  I’m afraid I understand why.  It’s much more fun than I had expected!  I actually bought everything for these felt cut out cookies over a year ago, but have put off making them for fear it would take days.  I was able to whip them out in one evening and now I have the perfect present for my birthday girl.  She can roll them out, then use the cookie cutter to cut them out and bake.  She can even frost them herself.  That’s the funnest part, it would be a shame to take it from her :).

I came up with a great way to conceal the stitches on the back of the frosting, and even made up a label for the box to store everything in.  If you have any little baker’s in your life you’d like to make a batch for, catch me after the jump for the full tutorial on how to make them!

Felt Cut Out Sugar Cookies With Frosting Tutorial

Cut Out Cookies Tutorial

It all started with that little cookie cutter.  I found it at an antique store last year and thought it would be perfect for felt cut out cookies.  I have seen them in antique stores everywhere, but any cookie cutter would do the job.  I was worried that the scalloped edges would be a bear to work with, but they were a cinch. I used a nice thick and strong felt for the dough, and a soft bamboo felt for the frosting, but any felt would work.  Let’s get started!

Supplies:

  • Felt for “dough” – I cut one large piece of felt in half or you could use two smaller sheets
  • Felt for “frosting” – I used three different colors
  • Embroidery floss and needle – one color similar to dough, and multiple color for sprinkles
  • Cookie cutter
  • Marker -  I used yellow to be similar to the color of the dough
  • Scissors
  • Batting and fusible batting

Optional: Rolling pin (you can buy those little ones at hobby lobby for $1),  a box to store them in.  I bought mine at Micheal’s for $1.79.

Instructions:

I cut my large piece of felt in half then placed one on top of the other.  You need two layers of felt.  Then trace the shape of the cookie cutter onto the felt where you want the cut-outs to be. I had room for six.

Cut out all the cookies with the felt still layered. I thought this would take for ever, but it only took about twenty minutes.  The felt sticks to itself so it doesn’t shift much.   I just left it on a flat surface and used little scissors to pierce the felt, then cut around my shape.

Now take one cookie piece and lay it marker side up, then lay a piece of batting cut out to be a little smaller than the cookie on top, then add another cookie piece on top with the marker side down.

Thread the needle with the floss (I used three threads of floss) that matches the dough and then tie a knot at the end. Take the needle through the inside edge of a cookie piece like shown, this will ensure you can conceal the knot.

Now take the needle back up through the top, then through all the layers to make a whip stitch. Continue all around the cookie right along the edge.

When you reach the first stitch, you can just tie a double knot there, or make an interior knot like you did to begin with.  Repeat on the rest of the cookies. I promise, it goes pretty quick :)

Next, the frosting. Just trace the cookie cutter shape onto the felt and then cut on the inside of line like shown.  That way you can see the cookie once it’s frosted, it’s all in the details!

Now just sew on some little sprinkles.  Make sure that you tie a knot at the end of your floss, starting and ending near the center. This will make securing the knots easy. I used the full thread of floss for my sprinkles.  Keep your stitches loose so the felt doesn’t pucker.

Now, you see that mess? Let’s cover it up.  You don’t want to skip this step, floss tends to untie itself ;).

Just cut a little circle from the fusible backing to cover the back. Iron it until the batting is secure.  It may seem bulky, but after you iron it on…

it will be nice and flat.

Plus it will still “stick” to the felt.  See how cute?!  Now try not to play with them :).

Now all that is left to do is stitch around the cut out dough.  I just did a whip stitch around the cookie part, with interior knots.  When I was finished with that, my outside edges where not quite straight, so I cut them to square them off, them sewed a zigzag stitch with my sewing machine around the outside. If you don’t have a sewing machine, just sew a running stitch around the outside.

Now make like your four again and play bakery!

I have seen that half the fun with felt food is the packaging.  I decided on a simple white box.  I made the label on picnik and used a label from the Mother’s Day Collection of stickers. Then printed it off and glued to the top of the box.

Everything fits just right inside which was a happy surprise.  Now let’s see if I can make sure that is where it is all put away! The odds are better if it has it’s own box, right?

I plan on making a little apron and oven mitts to finish off her gift, and will make a tutorial up for those too.

I hope this little project makes it’s way onto your handmade gift list this year, it really was a lot easier than I thought it would be. Quite relaxing actually, I forget how much I like hand work.

Now, don’t be surprised if you see more felt food pop up around here, I think I just got the bug.  I found an entire gallery of Felt Food Tutorials on The Crafty Crow that should keep me entertained :)

~Destri

Linked to the fabulous Tatertots & Jello

 

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{ 42 comments… read them below or add one }

Tina November 7, 2011 at 5:08 pm

Super cute! What a lucky birthday girl!
Best,
Tina

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Shasta November 7, 2011 at 8:35 pm

Awww…law! I bought a set almost identical for Christmas for Bug, and here you go all makin’ it and stuff! I just might need an intervention soon, Bella will have so much felt food (not made by me, mind you), she’ll be able to have her own Food Network show. You might be addicted to making it…I however am addicted to buying it…and so it goes.

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Ihilani November 7, 2011 at 9:25 pm

OMG I’m dying over here from the cuteness!

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Pam November 8, 2011 at 8:14 am

Darling!

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Kelley November 8, 2011 at 8:29 am

Love this – love this – love this… I might have to adopt my neighbors girls so that I have someone to make these for!!!

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Connie November 8, 2011 at 8:43 am

This is the cutest thing I have ever seen! They look so yummy and I’m sure my granddaughters would love to play with them. Thanks for sharing!

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Rachel November 8, 2011 at 9:36 am

Oh WOW! This is the cutest felt food kit EVER! What a great gift idea! Thanks so much for sharing this with us, I’ll be linking.

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Melissa November 8, 2011 at 11:47 am

much easier than I thought! I just won a pretend kitchen in a retro red style that we need food for… what timing this is! and her birthday is in a month!

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anne | flax & twine November 8, 2011 at 11:51 am

absolutely adorable!! A huge winner and of course beautiful photos!

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Suzanne November 9, 2011 at 7:32 pm

This is so adorable, I wish I had a set of my own :). I can’t wait to here how much she likes it Destri especially with those tea parties!

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kate November 10, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Er you do know how much people would PAY for this don’t you?!!! Beautiful…. :O)

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Evelin November 16, 2011 at 7:53 pm

I LOVE THIS! ;)

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Angela November 17, 2011 at 1:03 am

Oh so cute! I love felt!

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Tracy Marie November 17, 2011 at 9:11 am

Absolutely Perfect! Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial! :D

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Veronica November 17, 2011 at 1:23 pm

So clever! Thank you for sharing!

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Kristin November 17, 2011 at 4:13 pm

This is so stinking CUTE! I love it! What a special gift, made with love.

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louise November 17, 2011 at 8:37 pm

Fantastic idea! I keep saying I’m going to make my son more felt food, but keep not doing it. This is a great idea!

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Jen Kim November 18, 2011 at 9:20 am

Thank you for this wonderful tutorial~ I know what I’m making my nieces for their Christmas present~ =D

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Desirée November 18, 2011 at 9:33 am

Love! Love! Love! I love felt food… especially when it’s sweet.

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LeAnn November 18, 2011 at 1:51 pm

What a cute idea!!! I love it. I have been wanting to make felt food for quite some time, looks like now would be the perfect time to begin. :)

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Lisa November 19, 2011 at 3:27 am

So cute! And great tutorial, thanks

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Suzan November 19, 2011 at 6:56 am

very cute!
great tutorial

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mel mccarthy November 20, 2011 at 4:07 am

This looks like so much yummy fun!

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Steph @ Sewing Tutorials Library November 21, 2011 at 9:08 am

AHH!!! Solves my worst Christmas cookie dilemma. I posted about and linked at Sewing Tutorials Library. THANK YOU!

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Haley November 23, 2011 at 9:25 am

This is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen! I don’t think I have the skill to make it myself.. but maybe I can convince my mom to do it!

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Dawna November 26, 2011 at 7:56 am

My 5 year old niece would LOVE this. Thanks for the tutorial. I love Tip Junkie. You all think of stuff I wish I thought of when my kids were little. I will definitely make this.

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doro K. December 6, 2011 at 3:08 am

i totally love this idea!!
i wanna be a little girl again…

I linked to your tutorial on my blog – thanks for sharing!

doro K.

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Cally December 12, 2011 at 1:04 pm

I love this! so cute. Where did you find the little spatula?

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DK January 2, 2012 at 11:49 am

The cookies are two pieces of felt stitch together… But is the “dough” also two pieces of felt?

I’m making a set for a birthday gift. :)

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Destri January 4, 2012 at 10:08 pm

Yes, there are two pieces for the felt, in the cutting part of the tutorial you will see two layers. Make sure that you have the layers together when you cut.
I hope it is received well!

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Cindi January 28, 2012 at 12:38 pm

I just made this for my granddaughter. I LOVED how it turned out. Great tutorial. Thanks so much!!

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Destri January 29, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Yay! Thanks so much for letting me know, it makes my day!

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Britni August 24, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Oh my gosh these are adorable!! I hope you don’t mind me pinning this, because I’m definitely making some of these! You are a felt food genius :) I can’t wait to try this!

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Erin @ A Crafty Cook August 25, 2012 at 9:14 am

We just found out we are having a little girl. I have feeling cute little toys like this are going to come in very handy. Pinned! I’d love it if you shared this over at my link party. http://acraftycook.blogspot.com/2012/08/1-month-of-fun-august-link-party.html

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Pam September 5, 2012 at 9:00 am

I hunted for the small rolling pins at Hobby Lobby, even asked a clerk for help. What section of the store did you find it in?

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Destri September 5, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Hey Pam, it seems like they were back by the aprons and shirts – the blank ones that you can dress up. I was just there and saw them too!
Here they are online at Hobby Lobby:
http://shop.hobbylobby.com/products/rolling-pins-828707/
Hope this helps!

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Kami September 10, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Holy cow, are you kidding me?? LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! I’m so glad I found this darling blog via Kimbos Crafts!

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Bek @ Just For Daisy October 9, 2012 at 5:23 pm

Love this! I’ll be giving it a go real soon! :) Thanks for sharing! :)

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Tiffany December 11, 2012 at 11:08 am

Just stopping by to let you know I shared your tutorial and showed my own version of your excellant kit! Thank you so much! http://www.craftinterrupted.com/2012/12/felt-cookie-baking-kit.html

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TC January 18, 2013 at 3:32 pm

Adorable!!

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Pat January 2, 2014 at 10:34 am

This is absolutely adorable…what a creative idea. I will be making this for my granddaughter today, can’t wait to teach her how to “bake” with Mimi :) All the fun without the mess. Love it, love it, love it!

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