These adorable felt donuts are so much fun to make and to play with! We love food play around our house as it is one of our most favorite ways to pretend play. I have ordered countless donuts and coffees from my cute little server. This donut template whips up quickly and can be a great sewing project for older kids too.

Don’t forget the DIY child’s size chef hat and these delicious homemade donut recipes!

Cute felt donut

HOw To make felt donuts

First, we cut out our felt circles. You may use our free donut printable template if you like.


Second, sew the frosting to one of the donut pieces. You’ll find that sewing felt is quite easy.

sewn together felt donut and felt frosting

My son then sewed “sprinkles” all over the “frosting” with embroidery thread.

sprinkles made with embroidery thread

With right sides together, sew donut pieces together, leaving an opening for turning

right sides of donuts sewn together with opening for turning

Turn donut right side out.

donut turned right side out

Stitch completely around the center of the donut. We found this easiest to do on the sewing machine. Stay as close to the edge as possible, catching the top and bottom layers.

center of donut stitched closed

Finally, stuff the donut and slip stitch the donut closed!

stuffed donut

Ta Da! This really is an easy felt sewing project, and with this simple donut pattern, you could make a dozen variety donuts! This felt food had us hungry for the real thing, so we headed to the kitchen.

kids making real donuts

We used 101 Cookbook’s recipe for baked doughnuts. They were (yes we ate the whole 1 1/2 dozen YIKES) delicious. I would like to believe they were healthy since they were baked—but they were dipped in butter and rolled in cinnamon sugar. We were able to make the entire recipe in the food processor. This makes quick time of the kneading (we counted to 45 slowly and it was done).

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  2. These donuts are really darling. They are definitely on my ‘must sew’ list.

    I write a blog about autism topics, and many of our children have a tendency to mouth on their toys way past their infant/toddler years. I included a link to this tutorial, so other parents with children on the spectrum can follow your awesome tutorial. Hope you have a chance to check out the entry:

    Thanks again!~

  3. I found your instructions through Ikatbag.blogspot. She totally inspired me with the dozens and dozens of doughnuts she made! Thanks for the how-to. I’ve made a ton of these now and the whole family loves them. The only problem is that they make me crave real donuts, and a few have snuck into the grocery cart…

  4. I think these are adorable, and plan on making them for my daughters first birthday…this would make a great ring toss game too! 🙂 LOVE IT.

  5. Another great and fun one!
    I’m all over these – off to Michael’s this weekend for some felt…

  6. These are awesome. I have made some more labor-intensive hand stitched donuts, but there are never enough. I can see myself making a dozen (or two…) of these. Thanks for the tutorial!

  7. LOVE THESE FELTIES! I made these for my daughter’s play kitchen (along with sunny-side up eggs, strawberries, and a pretzel). They came out so great I realized it would be a great project for my Home and Consumer Sciences students. I am now doing the strawberries and donuts with my class and they love them (if you use pink frosting they look very Simpsonesque). I then had another teacher ask me for the directions because she thought they’d be great pin cushions. You idea has really traveled. Thank you so much- you’re in my Favorites.

  8. Oh my goodness! This donut looks like the logo for my web-site, how exciting! Great tutorial : )

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