1 sheet of felt for the cake part of the donut.
1 sheet of felt in your desired "icing" colour
A pen, pencil or something to trace with (Avoid texter, as it goes through when you sew).
Hobby fill (or stuffing of your choice)
Embroidery floss in desired colours. I used 7 different colours.
1. Place a CD on your chosen icing colour (mine was pink). Trace around the outside and the inside.
2. Add approx. a 6mm snip allowance to the inner circle, followed by a wavy line on both the inside and outside edge to make your icing look dribbly.
3. Cut out icing and set aside.
4. Repeat step 1 on the donut coloured felt (mine was chocolate)
|G-rated. Yes these look like eyes.|
6. Pin donut pieces right sides together, making sure that the two lines on both circles line up.
7. Sew around the line, leaving a 4cm gap between the two lines. Back stitch at the beginning and end.
|Yes my machine is vintage - 1935.|
8. Snip curve allowances in both the outside (being careful not to cut the stitching) and the centre of donut.
9. Turn donut right side out.
10. Thread your needle and knot the end. Poke a few tabs of the centre into the donut, push the needle through from the wrong side (inside) of donut, and start stitching the opening closed. I used whip stitch. I like to go over the start of it for extra strength.
11. Fasten off and thread back through the inside and back out again to hide the tail of the cotton. Snip thread.
12. Using your hobby fill, stuff donut. I found using golf ball sized amounts made it less lumpy. You may need a pen to get it to the bottom of the circle.
13. Stitch 4cm opening closed.
14. Embroider your icing. I use french knots and straight stitches to make mine look like it was covered with both hundreds-and-thousands, and sprinkles. You could also use beads, but since this is for a baby who has not long turned 1 I stayed with something that seems safer.
15 Place your icing on top and stitch on using same method as before.