19 Jan 2017
January 19, 2017

Sew a No-calorie Donut



Designed by Linda Turner Griepentrog

If your resolution is to cut back on sugary snacks, these no-calorie donuts  can serve as a fun reminder of your new quest. Just stack them up on a small plate and watch co-workers do a double-take.

Finished Size of Project: 4” (10.16cm) diameter


Coats Dual Duty XP All-purpose threads- to match

3 rectangles assorted colors brown felt, 9” x 12” (22.86cm x 30.48cm), for donuts

1 rectangle each white and light pink felt, 9” x 12” (22.86cm x 30.48cm), for frostings

Assorted seed and other small beads

Polyester fiberfill stuffing

Make the Pattern

Draw a 4” (10.16cm) diameter circle and center a 1” (2.54cm) circle inside it. Cut out the large circle and the inner circle.


From each brown felt, cut:

2 donuts

From the frosting felt colors, cut:

3 donuts total

Making the Donuts

  1. Trim each frosting with random curved edges ¼” to ½” (.64cm-1.27cm) smaller than the donut size.
  2. Pin a frosting on the donut top, aligning the center hole. Using a narrow zigzag and matching thread, sew around the outer frosting edges.
  3. Hand-stitch beads randomly on the frosting as sprinkles.
  4. Layer two matching donut shapes wrong sides together, matching raw edges. Using a narrow zigzag and matching thread, sew around the inner hole. Sew around the outer circle, leaving a 1” (2.54cm) opening.
  5. Using a chopstick or other small stuffing tool, stuff the donut firmly, pushing stuffing around the entire circle. Hand- or machine stitch the opening closed.

Printable Pattern

About the Author

Linda Griepentrog is a writer, editor and designer who lives in Bend, Oregon with her husband (a long arm quilter) and dog, Frank. She loves all things fabric! Linda also leads fabric shopping tours to Hong Kong. Contact her at gwizdesigns@aol.com.

3 Responses to Sew a No-calorie Donut
  1. Just love no sugar donuts, can’t wait to start on a tray for Game day. Tha5


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