Felt 101 - Everything You Need to Know!
Have you thought about working with felt but aren't sure where to start or how to use it? Have no fear! We have everything you need to know about this amazing material so that you can feel confident when crafting and expand your DIY maker capabilities! Check out our tips and ideas below!
What is Felt?
First, let's start off by diving into what is felt exactly. Felt is a non-woven material made from compressed fibers, often containing wool fibers. Other commonly used fibers are rayon, acrylic, and bamboo. We offer a high quality and durable wool blend felt that is 35% wool and 85% rayon. This type of felt is longer lasting and won't tear as easily as an acrylic felt would. You can also find lots of other fun types of felt to craft with such as glitter felt, lace felt, and printed felt. These are all made from similar base fibers, but have an added layer on top.
Advantages of Crafting with Felt
Because felt is so versatile and easy to work with, there are so many projects that a first time crafter can create! Try making a simple coffee mug warmer or felt pillow to start. If you have a Cricut or similar cutting machine, use this to cut shapes out of felt and create appliques for other pillows or accessory projects. You can also use it to cut shapes for a seasonal felt garland!
Here are some additional project ideas:
- phone case
- reusable shopping bag
- faux flower bouquet
- holiday ornaments
- baby toys
- pin cushions
Tips for working with Felt
And that's it! Working with felt can be such a joy and has so much to offer even for the experienced crafter! Share your felt projects with us by tagging us!