The photograph above shows a donut that I made recently. These are normally made using felt, however I made this one using some fleece from an old jumper and some pink fleece remnants. These really are easy to make and can be done in less than an hour. My nine year old daughter also made one using this method, it took her a little longer as her hand stitching is a little slower. Please find the tutorial below.
- Coloured Threads
- Felt (Brown) You could use other fabrics!
- Felt (Pink) You could use any colour for the icing!
Step 1: Use an old CD to draw 1 circle in the pink fabric (not forgetting to mark the centre hole). Also use the CD to draw the circles on the brown fabric. Then cut the 3 circles out of the fabric (Pic 1). Then cut out the hole in the centre. I folded the circle in half and cut out a semi circle this seemed the easiest way.
Step 2: Cut around the pink fabric to make what looks like a flower shape for the icing. (Pic 2)
Step 3: Layer the 3 pieces of fabric together. Place the brown felt together (not pattern facing) so the pattern is facing the outside. Layer the pink fabric on the top (Pattern facing upwards) as shown. (Pic 3)
Step 4: Hand stitch all the way around the centre hole, securing the 3 pieces of fabric together. (Pic 4)
Step 5: To secure the Pink Icing to the top layer of brown fabric, I hand stitched small red stitches randomly to the top two layers. (Leaving the bottom layer untouched. If you wish you can secure the bottom edges of the pink but I chose to leave them loose. (Pic 5)
Step 6: Stitch all along the edges of the brown fabric securing the two pieces together, Leave a small gap so that you can place the stuffing in. (Pic 6)
Step 7: Place your stuffing into the gap to fill out your donut. Then secure the opening with some more stitches. You now have your finished donut (Pic 8).
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