These cupcakes are fun to do with older kids. Make sure your kiddo is old enough that you feel comfortable with them handling needle and a thread. We have made these to be used as toys but they can make great embellisments as hair pins, ponytail holders as well as buttons and details on clothing. They can come in all shape and sizes and make great gifts as pin cushions.
We were making itsy bitsy cupcakes for the wild animals residing in our household. I used a milk cartoon cap as well as thread to mark the size of the cupcake.
First mark 2 same size circles, these will be your largest size layers.
Mark a circle to form the inside color. Use a natural color to mark the felt since it may show up on edge of the cupcake later. Personally I do not know how to sew so I had to use a pencil and pen other then chalk or soap. Is that what seemstresses use now a days to mark the fabric or am I refering to something ancient?
Once everything is cut out we are ready to sew.
Arrange the design on top of the largest piece.
Sew the top layer first…. cherry on top… swirl… all before the cake…
Next sew the “extras” into the top layer of the cake… now we have the top layer of the cake
now lets put the last layer together… sew the top and bottom layer… make sure you run the stich half way between the white layer and the outside edge.. this way the felt will fold a bit on the edges.
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As you go along pull the string... do not sew the cupcake all the way or else you will not be able to stuff it.
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One hungry cupcake ready to be stuffed.
They are ready to be served
One hungry monster ready to eat it… a lot more of them still needed to be fed.