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Upcycled Carrots Tutorial

This 8-minute video tutorial walks you through the process of sewing a soft carrot plushie using knit fabric, wool batting, and yarn. Upcycled sweaters or soft cotton velours are perfect for this project. You can find a curated collection of carrot-making materials in our Etsy shop.

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What could be sweeter than tasty soft wool carrots for your spring celebrations?


These eco-friendly carrot plushies can be made in a variety of sizes and with a range of fabrics. And the best part is that it's easy! This is a Level 1 pattern, designed for beginner adult crafters or capable older kids. The pattern is intended for knit fabrics---those with side-to-side stretch. We recommend cotton knit velour or an upcycled sweater, such as a merino wool or cashmere. They can be completed entirely with hand sewing, or you may choose to start with a sewing machine. Add a wool yarn green carrot top and stuff them with wool, and you'll have a beautiful natural toy to decorate your home or for your children to enjoy!


Materials and Tool Required:

  • Orange knit fabric in various sizes:

  • (Suggested fabrics include upcyled sweater knits, stretch velour, or other material withsome side-to-side stretch)

    • Mini carrot: a swatch measuring 2.25” h x 2” w will make one carrot

    • Medium carrot: 4” h x 3” w

    • Large carrot: 6” h x 4” w

  • Wool batting

  • Green yarn (any variety)

  • Spool of all-purpose polyester thread to match

  • Ribbon or twine for tieing bundles

  • Optional cotton embroidery floss for ribbing detail

  • Hand-sewing needle (embroidery size 5 or 7)

  • Sewing pin

  • Sewing scissors

  • (Sewing machine is optional)

    An instant download PDF sewing pattern is also available in the Etsy shop.


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