Fun With Felt
Felt is a popular material for crafting since it’s easy to work with (cut edges won’t fray), comes in many colors and even tiny pieces can be used for embellishing. Here are over two dozen different tutorials and ideas for making crafts with it, some needing just bits of scraps while others work with larger pieces. Most of these projects involve either machine or hand sewing but there are a few that just need a bit of glue or fusible webbing. Several of these have been featured in other craft collections here on Tipnut and have been copied here for convenience (plenty of new stuff too). Have fun!
Baby Owl: Made with felt pieces in white, grey, brown and color of your choice for the body (along with patterned fabric scraps for belly and wings).
Thread Caddy & Pin Holder: Six little pockets to hold thread, the center is stuffed and used as a pincushion. Tutorial available via free pdf download.
Wreath: All you need are wire and strips of felt to make this easy (yet colorful) wreath.
Fun Felt Food: Great addition to a play kitchen, this food set includes instructions for making pancakes (with syrup and butter), sunny-side up eggs, curling bacon, cookies, pizza and bowtie pasta.
Butterfly Mobile: Use colorful scraps of felt, white yarn, felt beads, strong card and two paper doilies to make this charmer, free template available (via jpg file).
Owl Mug Cozy: Cover mugs of coffee, tea or hot chocolate with these cute cozies to help keep them warm on chilly days.
Drink Coasters: Snowflake inspired, 5-inch squares of white and colored felt are folded and snipped to make designs, fused together with fusible webbing then edges pinked.
Locker Caddy: Can be used at school or in the home office, has pockets to hold goodies and straps to hang scarves or whatever else you like.
Tooth Fairy Bags: The little ones will love these, little drawstring pouches that the tooth fairy will be sure to check.
Ballet Slipper Bookmark: Lovely gift idea for your favorite ballerina, made with pink, tan and white felt, grosgrain ribbon and embroidery thread. Free pdf pattern download available.
Leaf Notions: Learn how to make a needle book, scissors holder and a pincushion. Leaf design is transferred to felt with rubber leaf stamps and a white-ink stamp pad.
Little Birds Garland: Add charm to your home year round with this simple project, tutorial available via free pdf download (includes bird template).
Poppy Flowers: Sweet little project to make, include a free pdf to download with templates in 8 different sizes.
Chapstick Holder Keyfob: Made with scraps of felt (or flannel), a key ring and a bit of Velcro. No sewing machine? This cutie can be hand stitched as well.
Pomander: You’ll need approximately 20 circles of felted wool, a styrofoam ball, glue and a bit of yarn.
Flower Clips: Cute little item that you can use to embellish totes, shoes or whatever you like. Includes a free template to download.
Throw Pillows: Embellish fabric covered pillows with pieces of felt using fusible web.