Workshop Wednesday # 5 – how to make a fabric pear KS3 textiles Year 8

I use this tutorial with my year 8 class when we do the fabric food project. It was originally from Mollie Makes magazine issue 6, but I have made it more detailed for my pupils with more photographs to explain the process. Hope you also enjoy making a fabric pear.

Workshop Wednesday # 5 – how to make a fabric pear KS3 textiles Year 8

First choose your fabrics you could use one, two, three or six patterns if you wish. Choose lightweight cotton dress making fabrics.

Workshop Wednesday # 5 – how to make a fabric pear KS3 textiles Year 8
Then iron interfacing on to the reverse of all your fabrics.

Workshop Wednesday # 5 – how to make a fabric pear KS3 textiles Year 8

 Then draw on the outline of the pear segments onto your interfacing. You will need 6.
Templates can be found here http://mos.molliemakes.com/MollieMakes6_temps.pdf or you can make your own.

Workshop Wednesday # 5 – how to make a fabric pear KS3 textiles Year 8

 Cut out and arrange in the order you’d like to sew them in.

Workshop Wednesday # 5 – how to make a fabric pear KS3 textiles Year 8

 Pin two segments together and sew along one edge with a 4 mm seam allowance, repeat for each pair.

Workshop Wednesday # 5 – how to make a fabric pear KS3 textiles Year 8

 Finally join the pairs of segments together, leaving a gap in the last join to turn the pear inside out.

Workshop Wednesday # 5 – how to make a fabric pear KS3 textiles Year 8

 So it should look like this

Workshop Wednesday # 5 – how to make a fabric pear KS3 textiles Year 8

 Then stuff with toy stuffing, which should be packed firmly to give the pear shape.

Workshop Wednesday # 5 – how to make a fabric pear KS3 textiles Year 8

 Over sew to close the pear.

Workshop Wednesday # 5 – how to make a fabric pear KS3 textiles Year 8

 Sew a button on the bottom of the pear upwards through the pear to secure.

Workshop Wednesday # 5 – how to make a fabric pear KS3 textiles Year 8

 To make the stalk cut two squares of felt.

Workshop Wednesday # 5 – how to make a fabric pear KS3 textiles Year 8

 Roll together, pin and over sew the edge to secure

Workshop Wednesday # 5 – how to make a fabric pear KS3 textiles Year 8

 Cut the top at an angle to reveal the inner colour

Workshop Wednesday # 5 – how to make a fabric pear KS3 textiles Year 8

 Attach to the top of your pear along with a felt leaf if you wish.
Use as a decoration at harvest time or as I do a pin cushion.

Workshop Wednesday # 5 – how to make a fabric pear KS3 textiles Year 8

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