On the first day of Christmas, Made for Mermaids gave to me… a play breakfast set for free!!
Welcome to our 2019 12 Days of Freebies! We love to take a little bit of time this month to say “thank you” to all of you in our Mermaid community! We hope these freebies (and our freebies from previous years – 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018) make your holiday gift giving a little more merry & bright. We try to come up with useful patterns for you to gift to others (or for yourself 😜) that don’t include a ton of fabric, supplies or TIME. Don’t forget to come back each day to see what new Freebie we have for you and ‘PIN” them for later to use! 🙂 Colleen is taking over now:
Play food is always a hit at our house! When we moved to Japan, we didn’t bring our play kitchen, but you can bet all of the play food made the move! I love the timelessness of it, and the creativity it encourages. Still, I’m always surprised at how frequently it all gets played with; whenever we have extra kids over at our house, the food bins are always the first to come out! I’m excited to add this cute little breakfast set to the lineup this year.
You can make this set using a combination of machine and hand stitching, or you can do it all by hand if you prefer. This is also a great pattern for your little ones that are interested in learning to sew!
Safety is of critical importance when selecting supplies. If making this set for small children, especially those under 3, refrain from using small beads, sequins, or any other decorative material that may become loose and pose a choking hazard. Be sure to secure all threads. Made for Mermaids is not responsible for any accidents or personal injuries that may occur.
- Woven fabric – fat quarters/small scraps – main pancake, optional for strawberries
- 1 mm felt – strawberries (if not using woven), whipped cream, inner pancake, banana slices, blueberries, main pancake (if not using felt), strawberry stem
- 2 mm felt – syrup, butter pat
- Embroidery floss – white, blue, green, pale yellow, and any additional for decorative use on strawberries and banana slices
- Polyfil – only a small amount needed
- Optional -seed beads, sequins, etc to decorate strawberries and banana slices
LET’S GET STARTED!
Seam allowances vary!
Step 1: PREPPING
Go grab the pattern here! The pattern is 100% free, but you do need to add it to your cart and checkout. Then, it will always be available to download from your account. The pattern is a no trim pattern; if you need help putting the pattern together, pop over to the faqs and troubleshooting page or ask in our Facebook group .
Print and assemble the pattern. There are 3 pages to print out. Pattern layout below:
Cut out all of your paper pattern pieces and collect your materials.
Step 2: CREATE YOUR BREAKFAST SET
Cut two main circles and two inner circles. Attach an inner circle to both top and bottom of your main pancake, with wrong side of inner circle to right side of main pancake. You can attach with fabric glue, hot glue, sewing machine, or handstitch using embroidery floss. NOTE: if you are going to glue, I suggest attaching after pancake construction.
NOTE: If you opt to use woven for the inner pancake circle, be sure to serge or finish your edges to prevent fraying!
With wrong sides together, stitch main circles together with 1/2″ seam allowance. Leave a 1-2” opening so that you can turn your pancake right side out. If you opted to use felt, trim your seam allowance down to 1/4″.
Turn, then fill with polyfill. Close your pancake using your favorite handstitch.
Use embroidery floss to attach the stem if desired. Secure with a knot and optional bow.
Syrup & Butter Pat
Step 3: ENJOY!
We hope you love your new breakfast set! It’s a great stocking stuffer or gift idea for little ones, teachers, daycares, and more! It also pairs great with lots of our other freebies, including: Annie Apron, Oven Mitt, Cloth Napkin, Felt Baking Set and Drawstring Pouch.
This is so adorable! Is there a PDF version of the tutorial? I don’t want to have to open my computer to follow the instructions. Paper version is much easier.
No I’m sorry, all the 12 day freebies tutorial are on the blog. You can save as a PDF from your browser though 🙂 Just click ‘Print’, Then in the drop down menu choose ‘Save as PDF’.