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Sew an assortment of fun felt projects with this collection of over thirty free and easy felt sewing patterns, tutorials, and diy projects gathered from all over the web! (Please scroll down the page for the free projects.)
Make sure to use a good quality felt for your project, especially for items you want to last over time. Wool felt is a good choice because it tends to be much more durable than the cheaper acrylic felt you'll find at craft stores, plus it's less prone to pilling. Just don't use wool felt for any item you plan to launder.
A medium weight felt can also be a great fabric for beginners to work with. Since felt is made from pressed, rather than woven fibers, it doesn't fray. Which means there will be no need to finish any raw fabric edges. And the beginner may even be able to sew her item wrong sides together, which will make her first project even faster and easier to complete.
When cutting felt, make sure your scissors (or rotary cutter) are nice and sharp. And because felt tends to be thick, you may want to cut your fabric pieces in a single layer rather than doubling your fabric as you normally would (just be sure to cut “opposites” of any pieces that require it). Before sewing your project on a sewing machine, test various stitch lengths and thread tensions first on a scrap piece of your felt. And be sure to sew carefully because machine stitches made in felt can be difficult to remove without marring the fabric.
And because of its slightly fuzzy texture, felt can be a great choice for stuffed animals and softies, giving your item a slightly fuzzy feel without the trickiness of having to work with faux fur. Felt can also be a great choice for for laptop, tablet, and cell phone sleeves because its thickness and texture will provide a little extra padding.
And high quality felt takes hand stitches beautifully. For example, adding decorative embroidery stitches in a contrasting color to the raw edges of your finished item can look especially striking.
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