Felt Candy Corn Tutorial

September 13, 2010 at 7:17 pm 3 comments


For me, fall is the best time of the year! As part of my Felt Halloween Candy Play Food Set at Felt Playground, I created a fun, larger than life-size, candy corn! You can purchase this candy corn already made if you like from my shop,  or if you are feeling crafty, below is a tutorial. My gift to you to celebrate this wonderful time of year!


Felt Candy Corn Tutorial


Felt in yellow, orange, and white

Sewing machine or needle and thread

Orange thread

Scissors, pins, ballpoint pen,


Bamboo fiberfill or polyfill

Wooden dowel

This pattern: FeltPlaygroundCandyCornPattern2010 


Step 1: Cut felt. Measuring and cutting precisely is the key to success!

– Cut two pieces of white felt 3 x 1 ½ inches

– Cut two pieces of orange felt 3 x 1 ¾ inches

– Cut two pieces of yellow felt 3 x 1 ½ inches

Step 2: Pin and Sew

– Pin the yellow felt rectangle on top of the orange felt rectangle with edges together on the right side.

– Sew ¼ inch from the edge of the fabric, reinforcing both the start and finish.

– Open up the two sewn pieces.

– Pin the white piece of felt to the other end of the orange felt rectangle. 

– Sew ¼ inch from the edge of the fabric, reinforcing the start and finish.

Step 3: Iron

– Iron the sewn material flat.

Step 4: Trace Candy Corn Pattern: FeltPlaygroundCandyCornPattern2010

–  With a ballpoint pen, trace the candy corn pattern on to the BACKSIDE of one of the sewn felt pieces. Allow appropriate yellow, orange, and white proportions to make it look like a real candy corn.

Step 5: Pin

– With finished sides facing in, line up the seams and pin the two pieces of sewn felt together.

Step 6: Sew

– Sew along the traced pattern line, reinforcing back and forth over the yellow/orange seems and the orange/white seams.

– Allow an opening at the top of the yellow portion to turn fabric inside out when finished. Reinforce these starting and stopping points by sewing back and forth two times.

Step 7: Trim excess fabric

– Trim fabric around the traced pattern line, allowing ¼ inch excess.

Step 8: Stuffing

– Carefully turn candy corn right-side out, making sure the corners are fully pushed out.

– Using a wooden dowel, stuff the candy corn with bamboo stuffing or poly-fill, filling the corners first, and then the inside.

Step 9: Finishing

– Using the ladder stitch, sew the opening closed.

Your candy corn is now finished! Try not to eat it! 🙂  Happy Fall!


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Two Little Bluebirds  |  September 15, 2010 at 3:39 am

    It’s always interesting to see how other people make things. It feels like I’m a little fly on your wall! Thanks for sharing this! 🙂

  • 2. urban craft  |  October 27, 2010 at 5:21 am

    felt candy corn is a must for Halloween!
    Thanks for the tutorial.

  • 3. Candy corn craft ideas | Chickabug  |  February 19, 2013 at 1:02 am

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