Our Felt Veggie Pals are perfect to stitch, stuff, and share with the children in your life! In this step by step tutorial, we’ll show you how to create these adorable vegetables with your embroidery machine! Kids will enjoy playing with this sweet stitch and turn play set, and they might even be inspired to try some healthy new foods! Embroider a bunch of these cute toys and gift them for Christmas or a birthday! Full PDF instructions can be found here.

Felt Veggie Pals Complete Set


Step 1

Hoop StabilStick Tearaway.  Score and remove the paper.

Felt Veggie Pals Hoop Stabilizer

Step 2

Stitch placement stitch. 

Felt Veggie Pals stitch placement stitch

Step 3

Prep your fabrics with Fusible Woven attached to the wrong side of the fabric.

Felt Veggie Pals prepare fabric with stabilizer

Step 4

Place fabric over placement stitch. For this project we’re using corduroy or quilting cotton and minkee. OESD Luxe Sparkle Vinyl is another fun choice!

Felt Veggie Pals Place Fabric

Step 5

Stitch applique placement stitch. 

Felt Veggie Pals Applique Placement Stitch

Step 6

Stitch applique tack down stitch. Trim in the hoop.

Felt Veggie Pals Stitch and Trim Applique

Step 7

Place Stitch20 over the stitch area with tearaway tape. 

Felt Veggie Pals Topper stabilizer

Step 8

Stitch the eyes, cheeks, and face details. 

Felt Veggie Pals detail embroidery

Step 9

Prior to the last step—placing the backing fabric on—tear away the Stitch20.

Felt Veggie Pals finish embroidery

Step 10

Place backing fabric wrong side up over the project.  Stitch final tack down stitches.

Felt Veggie Pals stitch and turn fabric

Step 11

Unhoop and trim on the outside stitch line.

Felt Veggie Pals stitch and turn

Step 12

Turn out Veggie Pal.  Use an Expert Point and Press Tool for edges. Add stuffing a little bit at a time into the open neck.

Felt Veggie Pals stuff the project

Step 13

Trim a ½ inch by 1 ½ inch piece of Fuse and Seal.  Place adhesive on the neck opening.  Fuse with an iron.  Allow it to cool.  Remove paper and fold fabric in.  Use Button Clips to hold the neck in place while you fuse the neck closure.

Felt Veggie Pals finish stitch and turn toy


We hope you enjoyed this machine embroidery tutorial! Have you stitched your own Felt Veggie Pals? Come show off your work in our private Facebook group, The Perfect Stitch!