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Felt Stove DIY Kids Play Kitchen (roll it up, put it away)

Felt stove DIY kids play kitchen with detachable felt "burners." It's flat, so you can put it anywhere and roll it up to store away. What a great kids DIY Christmas gift idea! | DIY play kitchen | DIY felt stovetop | DIY felt oven #diygifts #christmas #sewing #freesewingpattern #sewingpattern #DIY #diyforkids
Felt and fleece stove DIY kids play kitchen with detachable felt "burners." It's flat, so you can put it anywhere and roll it up to store away. What a great kids DIY Christmas gift idea! | DIY play kitchen | DIY felt stovetop | DIY felt oven #diygifts #christmas #sewing #freesewingpattern #sewingpattern #DIY #diyforkids

DIY kids play kitchens don’t have to take up a lot of space. Make this flat felt portable DIY kids play kitchen that you can play with anywhere — on the rug, on a coffee table, wherever. Then just roll it up to store away until the next time that the ‘restaurant’ is open.

This handmade play kitchen has four burners, four removable ‘gas burners’, a griddle in the middle for panini sandwiches and pancakes, and five dials to turn them on and off.

Felt and fleece stove DIY kids play kitchen with detachable felt "burners." It's flat, so you can put it anywhere and roll it up to store away. What a great kids DIY Christmas gift idea! | DIY play kitchen | DIY felt stovetop | DIY felt oven #diygifts #christmas #sewing #freesewingpattern #sewingpattern #DIY #diyforkids

This kids use the stove with their pots and pans and felt and wooden food. It’s just perfect for pretending, and it’s easy to move around from room to room.

Felt and fleece stove DIY kids play kitchen with detachable felt "burners." It's flat, so you can put it anywhere and roll it up to store away. What a great kids DIY Christmas gift idea! | DIY play kitchen | DIY felt stovetop | DIY felt oven #diygifts #christmas #sewing #freesewingpattern #sewingpattern #DIY #diyforkids
Felt and fleece stove DIY kids play kitchen with detachable felt "burners." It's flat, so you can put it anywhere and roll it up to store away. What a great kids DIY Christmas gift idea! | DIY play kitchen | DIY felt stovetop | DIY felt oven #diygifts #christmas #sewing #freesewingpattern #sewingpattern #DIY #diyforkids
Felt stove DIY kids play kitchen with detachable felt "burners." It's flat, so you can put it anywhere and roll it up to store away. What a great kids DIY Christmas gift idea! | DIY play kitchen | DIY felt stovetop | DIY felt oven #diygifts #christmas #sewing #freesewingpattern #sewingpattern #DIY #diyforkids

This project was inspired by the Felt Gourmet Plush Cooking Set that I saw at Land of Nod. I thought the idea to make a flat portable felt play stove as a DIY kids play kitchen was so smart and clever!! We’re tight on space in our three-bedroom Chicago condo so I decided to make my own version of this flat felt portable DIY kids play kitchen.

I made pretend removable ‘gas burners’ for my version of the DIY kids play kitchen that look like the gas burners on our new stove. This was my original idea and I’m pretty proud of it – I thought my kids would like to turn the burners on and off, so they could be using one burner or all four or whatever. You could skip this step if you like, but it’s really cute to see them play with them.

Pretend felt burners for a DIY play kitchen felt stove - Just place the onto the stove to turn burners on and off.
Detachable felt 'burners' for a DIY felt and fleece flat stove DIY kids play kitchen. Just place the 'burners' onto the stove to turn the stove on and pretend cook food. There's even a griddle in the middle for sandwiches.

Having a portable DIY kids play kitchen that can easily roll up and store away is awesome. You can take this DIY kids play kitchen anywhere and put it in any room or on any table. And then you just roll it up and tie the white grosgrain ribbon to store until the “restaurant” is open again.

Felt stove DIY kids play kitchen made from fleece and felt - It's flat, so you can put it anywhere and just roll it up to store away. What a great kids DIY Christmas gift idea! | DIY play kitchen | DIY felt stovetop | DIY felt oven
Felt stove DIY kids play kitchen made from fleece and felt - It's flat, so you can put it anywhere and just roll it up to store away. What a great kids DIY Christmas gift idea! | DIY play kitchen | DIY felt stovetop | DIY felt oven

Don’t feel like sewing? You can easily convert this DIY kids play kitchen beginner sewing project into a no-sew project by using HeatnBond UltraHold instead of HeatnBond Light, and then skip the bias tape step which honestly is purely decorative and cute.

Felt and fleece stove DIY kids play kitchen with detachable felt "burners." It's flat, so you can put it anywhere and roll it up to store away. What a great kids DIY Christmas gift idea! | DIY play kitchen | DIY felt stovetop | DIY felt oven #diygifts #christmas #sewing #freesewingpattern #sewingpattern #DIY #diyforkids

WANNA MAKE IT? Keep reading for my free sewing pattern and step-by-step tutorial for making a portable and easy-to-store felt DIY kids play kitchen –>

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Supplies for making my felt and fleece DIY kids play kitchen (with links and images from affiliates):

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HeatnBond Lite (if sewing)

HeatnBond Lite (if sewing)

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HeatnBond Ultrahold

HeatnBond Ultrahold (for a no-sew option)

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How to make a felt DIY play kitchen stove (take it anywhere, roll it up to store):

Step 1: Choose your stove and burner sizes and cut your pieces

Cut a large rectangle from gray felt to use as the stove base. I had a piece of gray fleece in my stash so I used it and cut mine to be roughly 21″ tall x 26″ wide. If you are buying your supplies, I recommend choosing felt instead because fleece stretches a bit which makes it a little more difficult to sew. Stick with felt across the board, I say. Then place household objects to plan out your burner and griddle sizes. I decided to make the back two burners smaller than the front two burners (black bowls), and I also made a griddle in the middle (lights box) for panini sandwiches and pancakes.

How to make a DIY play kitchen using felt - it's portable so you can take it anywhere. Play around with sizes to fit your play equipment. I used bowls as sewing patterns for my burners.

Iron HeatnBond onto the back of your black felt and then cut strips to make the burners. Mine were roughly 1/2″ wide x 8″ tall. I like to use a rotary cutter, clear ruler and self-healing mat so that the strips are really super straight.

A helpful note about HeatnBond: I used the HeatnBond Lite version because I knew that I wanted to zigzag the edges for a more polished sewn look. But if you prefer a no-sew project then I would recommend instead using the HeatnBond Ultrahold product.

How to use HeatnBond and felt to make a kids DIY play kitchen

Trace your circles onto the HeatnBond back, making them as close as you can together to save the HeatnBond.

How to make a felt stove DIY kids play kitchen Start by tracing felt onto HeatnBond | DIY play kitchen | DIY felt stovetop | DIY felt oven

Iron the HeatnBond onto the felt following the package directions.

How to make a portable flat DIY play kitchen stove that is easy to store. Use HeatnBond to cut out the burners. It's an easy beginner sewing project that makes a great DIY gift idea for kids!

And cut out using good fabric scissors.

How to make a portable flat DIY play kitchen stove that is easy to store. Use HeatnBond to cut out the burners. It's an easy beginner sewing project that makes a great DIY gift idea for kids!

Step 2: Iron the burners onto the kids play stove.

Peel the HeatnBond from the felt following the package directions and then iron it to the stove.

How to use HeatnBond and felt to make a kids DIY play kitchen How to make a portable flat DIY play kitchen stove that is easy to store. Use HeatnBond to attach the griddle to make panini sandwiches. It's an easy beginner sewing project!

If you’re using HeatnBond Lite like I did, zigzag the edges. I chose this method because I liked the look of it. If you’re using HeatnBond Ultrahold then you can skip this step.

How to make a portable flat DIY play kitchen stove from felt and fleece. Zigzag the edges of the felt onto the fleece. Next, you'll add the burners.

Iron on the circle burners and middle griddle. Then zigzag sew (or not) depending on the HeatnBond product that you chose.

How to make a portable flat DIY play kitchen stove that is easy to store. Use HeatnBond to attach the griddle to make panini sandwiches. It's an easy beginner sewing project!

Step 3: Attach the play stove dials

Just like before, iron the HeatnBond onto the back of the white felt following package directions. Trace five circles, cut, and iron in place.

How to make a portable flat DIY play kitchen stove that is easy to store. Use HeatnBond to cut out the dials. It's an easy beginner sewing project that makes a great DIY gift idea for kids!

Zigzag sew the edges only if using the HeatnBond Lite like I did. I chose this method because I liked the look of it. If you’re using HeatnBond Ultrahold then you can skip this step.

How to make a portable flat DIY play kitchen stove from felt and fleece. Sew the dials onto the fleece by zigzaging the edges. It's an easy beginner sewing project that makes a great DIY gift idea for kids!

Cut small black felt rectangles and sew the middle only — kids can “flip” the unsewn ends to turn the burners on and off.

How to make a portable flat DIY play kitchen stove that is easy to store. Sew the middle of the dials so kids can flip them to turn the dials on and off. It's an easy beginner sewing project that makes a great DIY gift idea for kids!

Step 4: Make the burners – so kids can pretend to turn the DIY play kitchen stove burners on and off (optional)

This was my original idea – I thought my kids would like to turn the burners on and off, so they could be using one burner or all four or whatever. You could skip this step if you like, but it’s really cute to see them play with it so I recommend sewing the removable felt burners. We have a gas stove so I made our ‘flames’ blue. Cut two black felt circles for each burner – one with HeatnBond on it, the other without.

How to make a portable flat DIY play kitchen stove that is easy to store. Use HeatnBond to cut out the burners. It's an easy beginner sewing project that makes a great DIY gift idea for kids!

Cut random triangles using blue felt.

How to make a felt stove DIY kids play kitchen pretend gas 'burners' - put them onto the play stove to 'turn it on' | DIY play kitchen | DIY felt stovetop | DIY felt oven

Glue the blue felt triangles to the back of the black circle (the one without the HeatnBond) using fabric glue. You may be able to skip the fabric glue step but I wanted my flames to stay put for the next ironing step so I used it.

How to make a felt stove DIY kids play kitchen pretend gas 'burners' - put them onto the play stove to 'turn it on' | DIY play kitchen | DIY felt stovetop | DIY felt oven

Peel off the HeatnBond from the other black circle and sandwich the flames between. Iron following package directions, then zigzag sew around the outside (again, you can skip this if you’re using HeatnBond Ultra Hold.

How to make a felt stove DIY kids play kitchen pretend gas 'burners' - put them onto the play stove to 'turn it on' | DIY play kitchen | DIY felt stovetop | DIY felt oven

Step 5: Add the bias tape (optional) and ribbon to roll up, tie, and store

The blue striped bias tape is really an extra design detail. I mean, the fleece/felt isn’t going to fray, so it’s not really necessary. I just like the look of it and you know me, I spent the time to put it on. And you can follow my super easy best way to sew on bias tape tutorial. There’s even a video for you to watch and trust me, you’ll love bias tape from now on.

How to sew bias tape on fleece to make a portable DIY kids kitchen

Now it’s time to put on the tie closure. Sew two grosgrain ribbons onto one side of the stove. Then when you roll it up, you can tie the ribbon to hold it shut with the burners inside.

Add a ribbon to the DIY felt stove play kitchen for kids - roll up the stove when not in use, tie the ribbon to hold it shut, and store.

Here’s your finished DIY felt portable play stove for a kids play kitchen!

Felt stove DIY kids play kitchen with detachable felt "burners." It's flat, so you can put it anywhere and roll it up to store away. What a great kids DIY Christmas gift idea! | DIY play kitchen | DIY felt stovetop | DIY felt oven #diygifts #christmas #sewing #freesewingpattern #sewingpattern #DIY #diyforkids

Step 6: Add play food

You could make DIY food if you wanted, but we bought ours. Here are some cute food sets including our cute red wooden pots and pans.

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Felt and fleece stove DIY kids play kitchen with detachable felt "burners." It's flat, so you can put it anywhere and roll it up to store away. What a great kids DIY Christmas gift idea! | DIY play kitchen | DIY felt stovetop | DIY felt oven #diygifts #christmas #sewing #freesewingpattern #sewingpattern #DIY #diyforkids

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Felt stove DIY kids play kitchen with detachable felt "burners." It's flat, so you can put it anywhere and roll it up to store away. What a great kids DIY Christmas gift idea! | DIY play kitchen | DIY felt stovetop | DIY felt oven #diygifts #christmas #sewing #freesewingpattern #sewingpattern #DIY #diyforkids

Felt stove DIY kids play kitchen with detachable felt "burners." It's flat, so you can put it anywhere and roll it up to store away. What a great kids DIY Christmas gift idea! | DIY play kitchen | DIY felt stovetop | DIY felt oven #diygifts #christmas #sewing #freesewingpattern #sewingpattern #DIY #diyforkids

Felt stove DIY kids play kitchen with detachable felt "burners." It's flat, so you can put it anywhere and roll it up to store away. What a great kids DIY Christmas gift idea! | DIY play kitchen | DIY felt stovetop | DIY felt oven #diygifts #christmas #sewing #freesewingpattern #sewingpattern #DIY #diyforkids

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Tell me in the comments below: Do your kids like pretend ‘restaurant’ or do they ‘cook’ at home?

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