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!
Little Birds: Made with felt, ribbons and buttons, these can be used to embellish garments, bags and even made into key rings.

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).
Storage Bowls: A few layers of felt are sewn together and shaped into bowls, great for storing keys, hair accessories, whatever you like!

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.
Toadstool Cottage & Mushroom House: A sweet pair of pincushions to make with bits of felt and some needlework. Free template download (via pdf).

Wreath: All you need are wire and strips of felt to make this easy (yet colorful) wreath.
Crochet Hook & Needle Book: Lined with fabric, holds both crochet hooks and sewing needles. Also see 12 Crochet Hook Rolls, Cases & Clutches for more ideas.

Travel Sewing Kitty: Cute little book to hold pins, needles and other supplies. See this page for more projects (some with felt): Needle Books & Cases: {Free Patterns & Tutorials}.
Easy Passport Cover: Made to fit the size of your passport, use assorted pieces of felt in contrasting colors and handstitch together using the blanket stitch.

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.
Tissue Cases: All you need is a piece of felt (6-3/4″ x 5-7/8″), fold and pin, sew ends together and pink the edges. See more projects on this page.

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).
Mini Matryoshkas: Hang as ornaments with bits of ribbon or make key chains. Free pdf pattern download available.

Owl Mug Cozy: Cover mugs of coffee, tea or hot chocolate with these cute cozies to help keep them warm on chilly days.
Rose Barrettes: A little rosette is stitched together by hand then attached to a snap clip barrette. Free pdf pattern download.

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.
Felt Gift Box: Made with a sheet of 8″ x 11″ heavy felt, there is a free template download though a Scribd account is required to access it (free membership).

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.
Book Blankets: Protect books with these covers that are so easy to make, customize with a pocket, faux button closure or side pen holder.

Tooth Fairy Bags: The little ones will love these, little drawstring pouches that the tooth fairy will be sure to check.
Business Card Case: Quick project using wool felt (cut in four pieces) and decorative ribbon, sides finished with pinking shears (optional).

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.
Felt Applique In Wood Frame: Great way to use up felt scraps, applique design onto linen fabric and frame in a wooden embroidery hoop. Free template (via pdf).

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.
Bows: Simple hair bows are made with one rectangle and one smaller strip of felt that are stitched together then attached to kirby grips (either sewn on or glued).

Little Birds Garland: Add charm to your home year round with this simple project, tutorial available via free pdf download (includes bird template).
Pretty Stitched Flowers: The possibilities are endless! Use to embellish totes, headbands, pins, etc. Free tutorial and templates available via pdf download.

Poppy Flowers: Sweet little project to make, include a free pdf to download with templates in 8 different sizes.
Spring Fling Purse: (free pdf tutorial) Involves hand sewing and gluing. Finished size is approximately 10.5″ wide and 7.5″ tall.

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.
Photo Album: Made with a couple sheets of felt, a photo album insert thread and an embellishment (optional).

Pomander: You’ll need approximately 20 circles of felted wool, a styrofoam ball, glue and a bit of yarn.
Cupcake Purses: Zipped and hand stitched, these are cute! Pattern piece download available (image file).

Flower Clips: Cute little item that you can use to embellish totes, shoes or whatever you like. Includes a free template to download.
Art Pouches: Inner pockets to hold crayons, stickers, notepads, etc. Made with sheets of felt, ribbon, buttons & trims and a hot glue gun.

Throw Pillows: Embellish fabric covered pillows with pieces of felt using fusible web.
Giant Flower: Petal pieces are cut then folded and glued into place (with a hot glue gun).

Bonus: Tips For Felt Sewing Projects

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    • Dawn

    Wonderful ideas. I had forgotten about using felt. Thank you.

    • Missa

    Pretty great stuff you have on here..:)

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