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DIY Farmhouse Fabric Carrot Décor Idea for Your Home

Spring is in the air! The temperatures are on the rise and bursts of colors can be found everywhere you turn. 

It is the time of year for loads of bunnies, chicks, carrots,  and decorated eggs. How about joining the trend with a rustic feeling to your home?  How?  Add an Easter touch to your farmhouse décor with adorable rustic DIY fabric carrots. 

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DIY Farmhouse Easter / Spring Decoration

Celebrate spring with charming DIY farmhouse Easter fabric carrots.  These easy homemade DIY fabric carrots can be whipped up in no time with our carrot pattern,  some fabric, and fiberfill stuffing. 

Farmhouse and rustic decorations are unfussy trends to spruce up your Easter and spring spread with one-of-a-kind, budget-friendly ideas?  Our Easter fabric carrots are budget conscience since they can be made out of scraps of fabric.

If your behind on time and Easter is almost here, this is a wonderful last-minute Easter craft idea or gift idea since it required only about 15 - 20 minutes to make one.

If you are looking for more Spring decorating ideas, head over to this page for lots of inspiration.  Over 40 easy spring and Easter crafts for kids are on this page

Learn how to sew a bunch of fabric carrots by watching our video Or keep reading this post for a photo tutorial with instructions.



COMPLETE VIDEO TUTORIAL AVAILABLE! The video below is a preview, to watch the whole video tutorial, click the link DIY Farmhouse Fabric Carrot Décor Idea for Your Home to watch in Youtube.


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DIY FABRIC carrot tutorial

how to display fabric carrots

Before we proceed to the tutorial, you may be wondering how to use and display homemade fabric carrots.  They are the perfect addition to your Easter and spring decorations.  They will look amazing as:

  • Embellishments on a wreath
  • String some on ribbon or twine as garland
  • Use as an Easter table decoration
  • Put a bunch in a planter or vase
  • Displayed on mantle or bookshelf
  • Used for a tiered display
  • Displayed in a basket
  • Used as a bowl filler 
  • Placed on office desk

Fabric Carrot In Basket with ceramic bunny

how to sew Fabric Carrots

WHAT YOU'll need:

  • Carrot Pattern Template - PDF link below
  • Fabric
  • Fake Greenery
  • Pinking Shears
  • Scissors
  • Needle and Thread
  • Jute Twine
  • Fiberfill Stuffing Material
  • Pencil
  • Sewing Machine

Fabric Carrot Supplies

INSTRUCTIONS for sewing fabric carrots 

STEP 1: carrot pattern

Easter Carrot Decoration TemplateThe first thing to do is download, print and cut out the carrot paper template. If you plan to make many fabric carrots, you may want to make a cardboard template by tracing the paper template with a pencil onto cardboard.  Then cutting it out. 

STEP 2: Fabric

Fabric Carrot StarchChoose the fabric you want to use. Don’t limit yourself to just one type of print or color - while polka dots and stripes are an easy choice - gingham, floral, plaid, and herringbone carrots are darling.  

 Before using the fabric press it with an iron to remove all wrinkles.  One of my favorite products to help remove wrinkles is to lightly spray the fabric with Mary Ellen’s Best Press and then iron it.

STEP 3: cut fabric

Farmhouse Easter Decoration Pin TemplateFold the fabric in half with the wrong sides together.  Place the carrot pattern template on the fabric.  If you are using a paper template, simply pin it to the fabric. 

If you are using a cardboard template, with a pencil trace around the carrot onto the fabric. 

Then use a fabric scissor to cut out the carrot.  You will have two identical pieces.

Rustic Easter Decor - Carrot Cut Out

STEP 4: sewing

Fabric Carrot Pin Opening w templateWith the wrong sides together, stitch a ¼” seam from the fabric edge all the way around the carrot leaving a 1” opening at the top.  This opening will be used to stuff the carrot with fiberfill and to insert the fake greenery into the fabric carrot. 

At the top of the carrot, use two pins as markers for the 1” opening. 

Fabric Carrot Pin Opening

Go to the sewing machine and begin stitching at the top where you placed one pin and stitch around the entire carrot 1/4" from the edge until you get to the second pin, backstitching at the beginning and end. 

Fabric Carrot Sew Around

When sewing around the curved sections, proceed slowly.  You may need to raise and lower the pressure foot to smoothly stitch around the curves.

STEP 5: pink edge

Fabric Carrot Pinking ShearsWith pinking shears, cut around the entire carrot.  This will give it the farmhouse style look and prevent the fabric from fraying.

Fabric Carrot Pinked Edges

STEP 6: stuff carrot

Fabric Carrot StuffNext, you want to fill the carrot with fiberfill.  Use a nice amount but it doesn’t need to be stuffed full.

Since the opening is small, a pencil is a useful tool to help insert the fiberfill into the carrot.

STEP 7: insert greenery and stitch opening closed

Double thread a needle.  This means, cut a length of thread at least 2 feet long, put the thread through the eye of the needle, fold the thread in half, hold the ends together, and tie a knot.

Fabric Carrot with Greens Before stitching the opening closed, insert the greenery into the opening.  Then with the needle and thread use a running stitch to close the opening. 

Fabric Carrot Add Greens

When you get to the end of the opening and before knotting the thread, pull the thread to slightly gather the opening closed.  Make a knot with the thread.

STEP 8: jute twine bow

Fabric Carrot with Greens and CordLast, take a piece of jute twine, slip the jute twine around the top of the carrot under the greenery,  and make an overhand knot.  Then tie a bow. 

You’ve first fabric carrot is finished.  So Cute! 

Fabric Carrot In Basket closeup

Time to make more! After you made one and see how easy they are to make, I'm sure you'll get carried away as I did.

Fabric Carrots In Basket w Chocolate Bunny

I hope that you enjoyed this DIY blog on how to make a fabric carrot. 

As always, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out! I’m happy to help or clarify anything.

Have a wonderful Spring!

Annette

Fabric Carrot In Basket with ceramic bunny closeup

QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions about this project, contact us through the YouTube Video comments or our Contact Us page. We respond to questions in e-mails and YouTube comments regularly.

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Fabric Carrot Template PDF

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