Food Paper-Piecing Patterns

Spice up your designs with free food-inspired paper-piecing patterns.

Soda Bottle Paper-Piecing Pattern

Design by Lisa Storms

Cut two bottle shapes from vellum and stick the patterned-paper straw between them to give the bottle a realistic appearance.

 

SOURCES: Cardstock, vellum: WorldWin Papers. Patterned paper: Fancy Pants Designs (purple), SEI (stripe). Stickers: Die Cuts With A View. Chalk: EK Success.

Watermelon Paper-Piecing Pattern

Design by Lisa Storms

Punch "seeds" from cardstock to top off your watermelon piecing.

 

SOURCES: Patterned paper: Autumn Leaves (green text), Fancy Pants Designs (pink, green). Chalk: EK Success. Punches: Fiskars.

Pretzel Paper-Piecing Pattern

Design by Lisa Storms

Darken the center of the pretzel pieces with brown chalk, then apply clear adhesive on top. Sprinkle clear glitter over the adhesive to give the pretzel a salted appearance.

 

SOURCES: Patterned paper: Cloud 9 Design. Chalk: EK Success. Glitter: Jo-Ann Stores. Adhesive: Duncan Enterprises.

Tomato Paper-Piecing Pattern

Design by Lisa Storms

Choose tone-on-tone patterns to put a twist on your tomato.

 

SOURCES: Patterned paper: Little Yellow Bicycle (green), My Mind's Eye (red). Stickers: EK Success.

Ice Cream Cone Paper-Piecing Pattern

Design by Lisa Storms

Emboss a waffle pattern on your cone piece to give it realistic texture.

 

SOURCES: Cardstock: WorldWin Papers. Patterned paper: Autumn Leaves. Embossing tool: Fiskars.

Hot Dog Paper-Piecing Pattern

Design by Lisa Storms

Use dimensional paint to add condiments to a hot dog paper piecing.

 

SOURCES: Patterned paper: Die Cuts With A View (beige), Fancy Pants Designs (brown). Chalk: EK Success. Paint: Duncan Enterprises.

Cherries Paper-Piecing Pattern

Design by Lisa Storms

Cut small strips of white cardstock to add dimension and shine to your cherry piecing.

 

SOURCES: Cardstock: BoBunny Press (red dot, green dot), WorldWin Papers (brown, white).

Coffee Cup Paper-Piecing Pattern

Design by Erica Hernandez

Distress the edges of your pieces slightly by inking them.

 

SOURCES: Patterned paper: American Crafts (green with dots, lines), KI Memories (red), My Mind's Eye (brown dot, green stripe). Font: Adler off the Internet. Digital element: Two Peas in a Bucket.

Teapot Paper-Piecing Pattern

Design by Erin Roe

Add a hint of color to cotton pulled from a swab by swiping gray chalk on it, then add the cotton in front of the teapot to create the appearance of steam.

 

SOURCES: Patterned paper: Die Cuts With A View (white, gray), Fancy Pants Designs (red). Rub-ons: Adornit-Carolee's Creations. Pastels: Colorfin. Adhesive: Beacon (glue), EK Success (tabs), Making Memories (foam).

Cupcake Paper-Piecing Pattern

Design by Erin Roe

Lend a realistic touch to your paper piecing by crimping the patterned paper used for the cupcake wrapper.

 

SOURCES: Patterned paper: Fancy Pants Designs (pink), Pebbles, Inc. (brown), Scenic Route Paper Co. (stripe). Decorative-edge scissors, paper crimper: Fiskars. Pastels: Colorfin. Glitter: Martha Stewart Crafts. Adhesive: Beacon (glue), EK Success (tabs).

Pear Paper-Piecing Pattern

Design by Lisa Storms

Punch small hearts to use as seeds.

 

SOURCES: Cardstock: WorldWin Papers. Patterned paper: Autumn Leaves (green), Fancy Pants Designs (grid), My Mind's Eye (pink). Rub-ons: Heidi Grace Designs. Punch: Fiskars.

Ice Cream Cone Paper-Piecing Pattern

Design by Erica Hernandez

Add self-adhesive gems to the top ice cream piece for easy sprinkles.

Grill Paper-Piecing Pattern

Design by Erica Hernandez

Add dimension to a piecing by shading with a white color pencil.

Grill Paper-Piecing Pattern

Design by Jodi Sanford

For a slightly distressed look, ink the edges of your piecings before assembling.

Soda Paper-Piecing Pattern

Design by Jodi Sanford

Create a striped effect on the straw by adding three small cardstock strips.

Kabob Paper-Piecing Pattern

Design by Jodi Sanford

Pop up some of the food pieces with adhesive foam for extra dimension.

Birthday Cake Paper-Piecing Pattern

Design by Vicki Boutin

Before Vicki cut out the layers for her cake piecing, she dry-embossed white-core pink cardstock. After she cut out the pieces, she lightly sanded the raised designs. For more delicate pieces, such as the cake stand, choose papers with a small-scale print so the pattern is visible.

 

SOURCES: Cardstock: Prism Papers. Patterned paper: BoBunny Press (green dot, pink, aqua, yellow), Fancy Pants Designs (stripe). Embossing template: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft.

Pumpkin Pie Paper-Piecing Pattern

Design by Lisa Storms

Use two different shades of orange cardstock to add depth to a paper piece of pie.

 

SOURCES: Cardstock: WorldWin Papers. Patterned paper: BoBunny Press. Ink: ColorBox by Clearsnap. Foam: Darice.

Caramel Apple Paper-Piecing Pattern

Design by Vicki Boutin

To create the appearance of gooey caramel topping, drizzle dimensional adhesive, such as Diamond Glaze, over the brown cardstock.

 

SOURCES: Cardstock: Core'dinations, Die Cuts With A View. Dimensional adhesive: Diamond Glaze.

Valentine Pie Paper-Piecing Pattern

Design by Valerie Salmon

Give the crust on this pie a realistic look by choosing cardstock slightly darker than the top of the pie and cutting slits in either end to slide the top layer into.

 

SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Stickers: Cloud 9 Design. Button: Jesse James & Co. Floss: DMC Corp. Cutting tool: Fiskars.

Birthday Cupcake Paper-Piecing Pattern

Design by Jodi Sanford

To mimic the corrugated look of a cupcake liner, Jodi ran the shape through a paper crimper before assembling the paper piecing. She added chalk to accentuate the ridges and cut small strips from contrasting cardstock to create stripes for her candle.

 

SOURCES: Cardstock: Prism Papers. Chalk: ColorBox by Clearsnap. Paper crimper: Fiskars.

Hamburger Paper-Piecing Pattern

Design by Vicki Boutin

Easily modify the toppings on your burger by using different colors and textures of paper and cardstock. Vicki used a liquid adhesive with a fine-tip applicator to attach the tiny bun seeds, olive, and toothpick.

 

SOURCES: Cardstock: WorldWin Papers (brown, tan, lime, yellow), Prism Papers (all other).

Wedding Cake Paper-Piecing Pattern

Design by Jennifer Perks

Frost your cake piecing with glitter and swoops of dimensional fabric paint.

 

SOURCES: Cardstock: Core'dinations (pink), Stampin' Up! (white). Decorative paper: Doodlebug Design. Gems: Queen & Co. Fabric paint: Duncan Enterprises. Pen: American Crafts.

Valentine Cake Paper-Piecing Pattern

Design by Valerie Salmon

Layer two shades of the same color cardstock to add depth to the cake platter. Embellish the icing with gems and a brad for a piecing that looks good enough to eat!

 

SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper (brown, light and dark turquoise), Prism Papers (pink). Brad: Doodlebug Design. Gems: Darice. Cutting tool: Fiskars.

Candy Paper-Piecing Pattern

Design by Jodi Sanford

In black, orange, green, and purple, this candy paper piecing is just right for Halloween. Switch the colors to make it work for a birthday invitation or Valentine's Day layout.

 

SOURCES: Cardstock: Prism Papers. Ink: Rubber Stampede.

Valentine Heart Cookies Paper-Piecing Pattern

Design by Valerie Salmon

Layer shades of same-color cardstock atop each other to add depth to this piecing. Replace the heart-shape cookies with circles for a more generic cookie piecing.

Valentine Cupcake Paper-Piecing Pattern

Design by Jennifer Perks

Crimp the cupcake liner before assembling this cute cupcake paper piecing to give it realistic texture. Jennifer printed a secret message on a strip of cardstock and cut a small slit in the cupcake's frosting to hide the cardstock strip.

 

SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Decorative paper: Die Cuts With A View (white glitter), Doodlebug Design (pink glitter). Font: Adobe Caslon Pro. Crimper: Fiskars.

Candy Cane Paper-Piecing Pattern

Design by Vicki Boutin

Cut the stripes slightly large than this candy cane to give the piecing a three-dimensional look. Mount a large button on a cardstock circle and attach it with adhesive foam to make the piecing seem even more realistic.

 

SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Button: Autumn Leaves. Cutting tool: Fiskars.

Candy Paper-Piecing Pattern

Design by Valerie Salmon

To add texture to this candy piecing, run the patterned paper through a crimper before adding the cardstock, and top the cardstock off with a grouping of brads.

Gum Ball Machine Paper-Piecing Pattern

Design by Valerie Salmon

Combine cardstock, transparency, adhesive foam, and buttons to create a shaker-style gum ball machine piecing. See the second page of this download for how-to instructions.

 

SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Buttons: Jesse James & Co. Punches, cutting tool: Fiskars.

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