Seven Ways to Get Crafty with Felt

Cozy up your home with crafts made from felt. Don't miss our free felt patterns! Use felt colors that match your home's decor, or craft them in a friend's favorite hue -- these projects make fab gifts.

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    Project 1: Felt Bowl

    Craft a bowl to hold all your trinkets. It's perfect for jewelry or pocket change.

    DIY Tip: Felt comes in a range of thicknesses; thicker felt is more difficult to cut but is generally sturdier and smoother. This stylish catchall gets its structure from midweight 3-millimeter thick felt.

    Go to the next slides for the step-by-steps + free patterns.

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    Project 1: Felt Bowl

    Step 1

    Print the octagon pattern (link below). Use packing tape on the underside to attach the pattern to the felt sheet. Cut out the felt shape using sharp scissors; notch each corner, stopping at the marked point on the pattern.

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    Project 1: Felt Bowl

    Step 2

    Pinch the cut corners and sew using a straight stitch and matching thread.

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    Project 2: Felt Pillow

    Step 1

    This honeycomb-inspired pillow comes together with a little machine stitching and simple hand sewing. Choose a pillow form size; ours measures 10x14 inches. Cut out two matching pieces of felt for the pillowcase, adding 1/2 inch to each side for a seam allowance.

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    Project 2: Felt Pillow

    Step 2:

    Print the hexagon pattern (link below) and cut out shapes in a variety of colors to create a pleasing design. 

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    Project 2: Felt Pillow

    Step 3:

    Using packing tape or pins, attach the hexagon shapes to the pillow front, leaving the centers free and small gaps between each shape. Mark a seam line down the center of each row (pictured), and machine-stitch using neutral-color thread.

    Step 4:

    With right sides together, sew the pillowcase, leaving a 5 inch gap on one side to insert the pillow form. Turn the pillowcase right side out, insert the pillow form, and whipstitch the opening closed using matching thread.

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    Project 3: Felt Coasters

    Step 1:

    Download and print the patterns (link below).

    Project Tip: Dense wool felt -- usually found on a bolt and purchased by the yard -- is ideal for heavy-use items, such as these sophisticated coasters.

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    Project 3: Felt Coasters

    Step 2:

    Trace and cut out a star and circle from neutral-color felt and paper-backed fusible web, such as Wonder-Under. Apply the fusible web to the corresponding felt shapes. Cut diamonds from a variety of felt colors, using packing tape to hold the pieces in place. 

     

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    Project 3: Felt Coasters

    Step 3: 

    Remove the fusible web's paper backing from the star shape to expose the adhesive, and then fuse the diamonds in place on the star.

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    Project 3: Felt Coasters

    Step 4:

    Fuse the circle to the back of each coaster for added padding.

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    Project 4: Felt Runner

    Felt doesn't fray. We took advantage of this property by weaving strips of felt for a clean-lined lattice table runner that's simpler than it looks.

    Step 1:

    Cut a 9-inch-wide piece of felt to your desired length and several 1-1/2x10-inch strips for your lattice. Mark lines with a disappearing-ink pen to the length of the runner 1-1/2 inches apart.

    Step 2:

    Using a crafts knife or a rotary cutter, cut strips in your runner along the lines, leaving a 1-1/2-inch uncut border at both ends.

     

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    Project 4: Felt Runner

    Step 3:

    Weave strips of felt into the runner, creating a pattern and leaving gaps between sections as desired. Pin the ends in place and sew around the runner 1/2 inch from the edge. Trim the excess at the strip ends.

    DIY Tip: Felt quickly dulls implements, so sharpen scissors and change needles as needed.

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    Project 5: Pencil Roll

    Practical for kids, pretty enough for adults, this felt pencil roll is easily customized.

    Step 1:

    To make one that holds 20 pencils, start with a 14x13-1/2- inch piece of felt. Fold the bottom edge over 1/2 inch and stitch. Fold the hemmed edge up to the inside to form a 14x8-1/2-inch roll; sew the sides using 1/2-inch seam allowances.

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    Project 5: Pencil Roll

    Step 2:

    Using a disappearing-ink pen, mark small, equal-size pockets for each pencil. 

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    Project 5: Pencil Roll

    Step 3:

    Sew along each line, backstitching at the beginning and end of each row for added durability. To make a tie, sew a 9×1-1/2 -inch felt strip to one side of the pencil roll short edge.

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    Project 6: Felt Rug

    Regular crafts felt combines with thick felt pads for furniture feet to make this Pop Art-inspired rug.

    Step 1:

    Cut out 36 felt circles in a variety of colors using one 3-inch-wide felt pad as a pattern. Attach the circles to the adhesive sides of the felt pads.

    Step 2:

    Arrange the circles in a pleasing grid pattern, and flip them over so the protective pads are facing up.

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    Project 6: Felt Rug

    Step 3

    Cut strips of neutral-color 1/2-inch-wide cotton trim for each row to match the length and width of the rug. Attach the cotton trim to the felt pads using fabric glue (pictured); let dry 24-72 hours before using.

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    Project 7: Felt Cozy

    Watch and see how to make a cute cozy from felt. 

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