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:
From the frosting felt colors, cut:
3 donuts total
Making the Donuts
- Trim each frosting with random curved edges ¼” to ½” (.64cm-1.27cm) smaller than the donut size.
- Pin a frosting on the donut top, aligning the center hole. Using a narrow zigzag and matching thread, sew around the outer frosting edges.
- Hand-stitch beads randomly on the frosting as sprinkles.
- 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.
- 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.