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Yellow Felt Purse Craft Project

Felt is often used in all kinds of craft projects; it comes in many colors and easy to use in crafting even for children. This is a guide about felt craft projects.


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Tip: Toy Food From Felt Scraps

I have tons of felt scraps from various felt projects and couldn't bring myself to throw them away. So, using only scraps, I made a variety of felt food for my daughter, using basic doll stuffing as filler for some of the "puffier" food. Swiss cheese, fried egg, etc. Apple half, carrot, and orange slice.

Any type of food can be made, depending on the size and color of your scraps. Fabric scraps can certainly be used too. The simpler the better when it comes to children.

By April from Albany, GA

Felt Baby Booties

How about making a special pair of booties for that special baby? They are sure to become a keepsake. finished blue and yellow bootie

Approximate Time: 2 hours


  • good grade of felt in two colors
  • fusible web
  • iron
  • thread and needle
  • floss to match
  • scissors
  • 2 snaps or Velcro dots
  • optional cord or ribbon


  1. Print out the pattern pieces. For one pair of booties trace the following onto the fusible web reversing one full set of the cuffs for each bootie: two main body pieces, two toe pieces, two soles, and four 1 by 4 inch strips. pattern pieces for booties

  2. Cut out your fusible web pieces outside the lines and fuse to the felt according to the following directions:

  3. In my finished bootie color 1 is black and color 2 is gold. Fuse one color 1 to one color 2 for the main body; do the same for both cuffs. You will have two main bodies with one color on one side and the other color on the other side. You will have four cuffs two of each pattern piece with color number 1 on one side and color number 2 on the other side. Refer to the picture if you need to. Cut out your fused pieces. You might want to cut one of your main body pieces out with pinking shears for a decorative touch. four pieces of bootie pattern cut from felt in red and black

  4. You now need to decide which is going to be your outside color. I used both colors for the sole also, that way I could put it on whichever way I decided. Fuse the toe piece to the outside color of both main body pieces. Do your decorative stitching around the toe. Baby Booties Toe

  5. Bring the two straight edges together forming the shoe; sew the edges with either a machine or by hand. Fold the sole in half lengthwise and mark with a pin at both ends; pin to the main body and stitch together using a blanket stitch or whip stitch which ever you are comfortable with. Baby Booties Pinned Toe

  6. Fuse one of your small strips of web between your cuff sets; you should have two shorter cuffs and two longer cuffs with color number 1 on one side and color number 2 on the other. Starting at the top back of the shoe stitch the shorter cuff to the outside of the shoe, lining up the top edge and doing a blanket stitch until the main body starts its curve down. Repeat for the longer cuff on the other side. Repeat for the other bootie. Baby Booties side flaps

  7. You can either put a snap set under the front ends of the cuffs or Velcro. I fashioned a sort of frog for mine. Feel free to experiment until you come up with something you like. Yellow Baby Bootie

By Ann from Loup City, NE

Felt Veggie Garden

veggie garden and bag

My mom and I recently made this fun toy for my son. It turned out cuter than I ever imagined. :)


  • felt
  • embroidery floss
  • polyfil
  • needle
  • scissors
  • wooden crate
  • veggie templates (or create your own)
  • sewing machine

Click here to download the veggie templates.



  1. For the garden, cut a piece of brown felt large enough to cover the inside bottom of the crate. You can glue it in place if you want.
  2. cover inside of crate
  3. Measure the width of the crate and cut pieces of felt that are 1-2 inches longer than the crate width (this will allow for seams). Decide how tall you want your "garden rows" to be. Cut pieces of felt to make the rows.
  4. Sew along the 3 sides of the felt, leaving an opening for turning and stuffing. Clip the corners.
  5. sewn row with opening
  6. Turn the sewn row right side out.
  7. turning row 1turning row 2
  8. Stuff with polyfil. Use a barrel stitch to close up the row. Make enough rows to fill the crate.
  9. stuffing rowsew row shut
  10. Put the rows into the crate. You can glue them in place if you desire.
  11. rows in crate
  12. Detailed instructions are below for all of the veggies pictured here:
  13. veggies 1
  14. Cut out the pieces for each vegetable. Use embroidery floss to backstitch the pieces together.

    Mushroom: Cut out 2 (#1), 1 (#2), and 1 (#3). Sew the #1 pieces together, around the cap, then attach #2. Add the gills. Now stitch on the #3 piece.

    Broccoli: Sew the #1 pieces together. Then put the top of the stem in between the #2 pieces. Sew around the outer edge. Add details to the head if you desire.

    Corn: Sew the #1 pieces together. Put the ear in between the #2 pieces. Sew around the outer edge. Add extra stitches where the husk meets the ear for added security.

    Potato: Sew the two potato pieces together. Add the eyes (using French knots) and other details.

    Peas: Sew the #1 pieces to one of the #2 pieces. Now sew the #2 pieces together. Add the #3 piece and sew in place.
  15. veggies 2
  16. Cut out the pieces for each vegetable. Use embroidery floss to backstitch the pieces together.

    Pepper: Sew the #1 pieces together. Then place a #2 piece on each side. Sew the #2 pieces in place.

    Eggplant: Sew the #1 pieces together. Then place a #2 piece on each side. Sew the #2 pieces in place.

    Tomato: Sew the #1 pieces together. Then place a #2 piece on each side. Sew the #2 pieces in place.

    Carrots: Sew the #1 pieces together. Make two sets if you are making 2 carrots. Place a carrot top between the #2A pieces and the #2B pieces. Sew together.
  17. veggies 3
  18. Cut out the pieces for each vegetable. Use embroidery floss to backstitch the pieces together.

    Lettuce: Sew the #1 pieces together. Sew the #2 pieces together. Sew the #3 pieces together. Layer the three pieces together, then sew together with an "x" in the center.

    Beet: Sew the #1 pieces together. Then place the beet top between the #2 pieces. Sew around outer edge of the #2 pieces.

    Radish: Sew the #1 pieces together. Then place the beet top between the #2 pieces. Sew around outer edge of the #2 pieces.
  19. veggies 4
  20. We created a little shopping bag, to hold the extra veggies, out of scraps of felt. We also created a crook neck squash at the last minute. :)
  21. bag and squashveggies and bag 2veggies and bag 3
  22. To plant the garden just simply tuck the veggies into the rows.
  23. planted veggies 1planted veggies 2

By lalala... [622]

Felt Fruit Basket

Felt Fruit Basket

My mom and I created these felt fruits to go along with the Felt Veggie Garden that we made for my son. These are great to take along in the car or make a nice addition to a play kitchen. :)


  • felt
  • embroidery floss
  • sewing needle
  • scissors
  • tape
  • wooden basket
  • templates

Download Template #1
Download Template #2



  1. Cut out the pieces for each fruit. Use embroidery floss to backstitch the pieces together.

    Plum: Cut out two (2) plum #1 pieces from brown felt. Sew them together. Then cut out two (2) plum #2 pieces from dark purple felt. Place the plum top between the #2 pieces. Sew around the outer edge and partially down the middle as shown.

    Grape: Cut out two (2) grape #1 pieces from brown felt. Sew them together. Then cut out two (2) grape #2 pieces from light purple felt. Place the grape top between the #2 pieces. Sew around the outer edge and the details as shown.

    Pear: Cut out two (2) pear #1 pieces from brown felt. Sew them together. Then cut out two (2) pear #2 pieces from light green felt. Place the pear top between the #2 pieces. Sew around the outer edge.
  2. grapes plum pear
  3. Cut out the pieces for each fruit. Use embroidery floss to backstitch the pieces together.

    Peach: Cut out two (2) peach #2 pieces from pink felt. NOTE: For a two-tone peach, cut the template along the center line and use the left side pf the template piece to cut out a light orange felt piece.

    Sew the pink felt pieces together first, around the outer edge. Then attach the light orange piece. Cut out two (2) peach #1 pieces from green felt. Place one on either side of the peach and sew together.

    Apple: Cut out two (2) apple #1 pieces from red felt. Sew the #1 pieces together around the outer edge. Cut out two (2) apple #2 pieces from dark green felt. Then place a #2 piece on each side. Sew the #2 pieces in place.

    Orange: Cut out two (2) orange pieces from orange felt. Sew together around the outer edge. Add the details as shown.
  4. peach apple orange
  5. Cut out the pieces for each fruit. Use embroidery floss to backstitch the pieces together.

    Blueberries: Cut out two (2) blueberry pieces from dark blue felt. Sew together, as shown below to define each berry. Then cut out three (3) blueberry top pieces. Attach the tops to the blueberries with an "x" shaped stitch in the center.

    Banana: Cut out two (2) banana #1 pieces from white felt. Sew them together around the outer edge. Add the details as shown. Cut out two (2) banana #2 pieces from yellow felt. Put a #2 piece on either side of the banana. Sew together around the outer edge and add the details to the peel, as shown below. Optional sticker: Cut out one (1) banana #3 piece from white felt. Sew onto the peel.

    Kiwi: Cut out two (2) kiwi #1 pieces from brown felt. Cut out one (1) kiwi #2 piece from lime green felt. Cut out one (1) kiwi #3 piece from cream felt.

    Sew together as follows: Sew kiwi #3 to kiwi #2 around outer edge. Then sew kiwi #2 to one of the kiwi #1 pieces around the outer edge. Add the seeds with embroidery floss. Now sew the kiwi #1 pieces together around the bottom edge and then around the green piece, as shown below.
  6. blueberriesbananakiwi
  7. Cut out the pieces for each fruit. Use embroidery floss to backstitch the pieces together.

    Blackberries: Cut out two (2) of each size blackberry from dark purple felt. Sew together around outer edge. Then add details, as shown below.

    Raspberries: Cut out four (4) raspberries from hot pink felt. Sew together around outer edge. Then add details, as shown below.

    Strawberries: Cut out four (4) strawberry #1 pieces from red felt. Cut out two (2) strawberry #2 pieces from light green felt and two (2) from dark green felt.

    Sew two #1 pieces together around the outer edge. Place a #2 piece on each side and sew together. Add the seeds using French knots. Repeat to create a second strawberry.
  8. raspberry blackberry strawberry
  9. I hope your little one enjoys these fruits as much as my son does! :)
  10. Felt Fruit Basket

By lalala... [628]

Felt and Beads Decoration

Would you like to inject a fresh feel to your holiday decorations? If so, try making something with an Oriental flavour for the festive season. Simply by threading lots of felt squares onto a length of yarn, along with some beads, you can quickly create a unique hanging decoration to display in your home. Get the kids involved too, and make lots more decorations to give away as gifts to family and friends. full length photo of finished decoration

Approximate Time: 30 minutes


  • Scraps of thick felt to add further interest to the surface of plain felt stitch fancy yarns and scraps of fabric to it.
  • a large-eyed sewing needle
  • yarn
  • a pair of scissors
  • a ruler
  • beads
  • bottle tops or mini bells


  1. Cut felt into squares in a range of different sizes for example; 5 x 5 cm (2x2 inches), 2 x 2cm (3/4x3/4 inches), 1.5 x 1.5cm (1/2x1/2 inches).

  2. Cut a length of yarn double the measurement of your intended hanging. Example: for a hanging with a finished length of 28 cm (11 inches), your yarn should measure 56 cm (22 inches) long.

  3. Fold your length of yarn in half and thread through a needle. Use your needle to push the yarn through the centre of a felt square. Continue threading on felt squares and beads at intervals until you are happy with the end result.

  4. Knot the yarn at the base of the hanging to secure the felt and beads. Similarly tie a knot at the top of the hanging; making sure a short loop is left for display purposes.

  5. For a further idea, thread on some mini-bells or bottle tops and display your decoration in a sheltered outdoor setting such as a porch. The gentle breeze will make your Oriental hanging 'jingle, jangle' during the holidays.

      full length photo of finished decoration

      By Anne from United Kingdom

Little Felt Trees

Felt Christmas trees.

Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree!
Thou tree most fair and lovely!

Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree!
Thou tree most fair and lovely!

The sight of thee at Christmastide
Spreads hope and gladness far and wide

Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree
Thou tree most fair and lovely!

O Tannenbaum, ('Oh Christmas Tree'), is a traditional German Christmas carol.

If you want to add a fun touch to your decorations for the holiday, why not have a go at making your own little felt trees. All you need to get started is some thick felt, together with a few basic items such as buttons and fabric scraps. In no time you'll have lots of trees to 'spread hope and gladness far and wide'.

Approximate Time: 45 minutes


  • thick felt (alternatively: felt an old jumper by washing it on a hot wash in the machine. The result is a very dense material that will not fray.)
  • scraps of printed cotton
  • a sewing needle
  • pins
  • a pair of scissors
  • a fabric pen or pencil
  • embroidery yarns
  • buttons, beads, etc.


  1. To make a cone shape out of felt, firstly tie a piece of string or bias tape to a pen/pencil. Then pin the other end of the tape to the corner of a piece of felt. Draw an arc from one side of the felt to the other, to make a quarter circle. Cut out along the arc line. Fold the felt into a cone shape and stitch a small seam to secure the straight edges. Turn the finished cone to the right side.

  2. Cut some circles in different sizes out of printed cotton. Pin and sew the circles to your felt cone. A blanket stitch is shown in the photograph, but use any type of embroidery stitch you feel looks good. If you prefer not to sew, why not glue buttons, beads, and other embellishments to the felt, instead.

  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 above to make more trees. Try making your trees in a variety of different sizes and colours.

  4. Arrange your trees to decorate your home. You can even use a group of trees as a centerpiece for a dining table during the festive season.

Crafty Tips:

  • Make your own felt. Use a paper-mache cone as a form for your tree; cover it with cling film, wrap wool tops around the cone and felt with soap and water in the usual way. Let dry.

  • Stitch or glue a fabric tab to the base of your tree on either side. Turn your tree upside down and hang it from the tabs. Your tree now becomes a cone decoration that you can fill with sweets or small toys!

By Anne from The United Kingdom

Craft Project: Sturdy Felt Hat

An inexpensive homemade felt hat that holds any shape you like!

Approximate Time: Less than 2 hours, plus drying time


  • Craft Store Felt - at least twice the surface area you want to create
  • Elmer's Glue-All Multi-Purpose Glue
  • Medium Size Paint Brush
  • Styrofoam or Cardboard - Enough to make a mold for the hat
  • Sewing Machine (depending on how complicated you want the hat to be)
  • Sewing Needle
  • Thread
  • Ribbon (not necessary, but recommended)
  • Sewing Pins - at least 20
  • Webbing or an old tie


These instructions are adaptable to any kind of hat, but they detail a multi-color fedora since that will cover the most complicated aspects of hat-making. If you just want a bonnet, your life will be much easier!

  1. Make or find a mold of the shape of the hat you want, but don't worry about a rim until step 8.

    For example, if you want a spherical hat, you could find an (EXPIRED! - it will get stabbed) soccer ball the size of your head. If you want something more complicated, you may need to make a mold out of Styrofoam or cardboard.

    To make a mold out of Styrofoam, either find a piece as big as the hat you want to make, or glue together many layers until they are as big as the hat you want to make. Once the glue dries, then in a sink, outside, or on a tarp (unless you want to vacuum for the next hour), take a knife and carve it to the shape you want. Be sure to make the base of the mold the same size as your head (use a tape measure or have a friend do a side-by-side comparison).

    Tip: Don't be generous when you carve. You can always take more off, but you can't put it back on.

    To make a mold out of cardboard, tape the cardboard in the shape you want (for a top hat, tape it into a cylinder). Again, be sure to make the base of the mold the same size as your head.

  2. Shape the felt to cover your mold. If one sheet of felt won't cover your mold, you need to either stretch the felt, sew two pieces together, or both. If your mold is cylindrical (a top hat, a fedora), you need to sew your felt into a cylinder of that shape. The final product should stretch tightly onto your mold, and look exactly as you want it to look when it is done.

  3. Do it again so you have two of the same felt template.

  4. Stretch one layer of felt onto your mold and smother it in glue.

  5. Stretch the second layer of felt over the first and pin it down with sewing pins. If you have any indents in your design be sure to pin those down. DO NOT use thumb tacks as I did -- the circles from the tack will show on the finished product.

  6. Wait for the glue to dry. Overnight is probably best.

  7. If you plan on reusing the mold, carefully and slowly remove the felt from the mold. You may need to slip a knife between the mold and the felt to get it off. If this is a one-time project, you can be a little less polite.

    Notice that, since the glue is dry, the felt holds its shape.

  8. If you want a stiff rim, do the same process as above to create it. To size the inside of the rim, trace the outside of the hat onto some felt, and then trace 1/3 inch inside of that circle for seam allowance. Don't glue the allowance together.

  9. If you want a ribbon: Pin the top of the rim's seam allowance onto the outside of the hat.

    If you don't want a ribbon: Pin all of the allowance to the inside of the hat and forgo steps 14 and 15.

  10. If you are using an old tie, rip out the thread and take out the webbing. Now, take your webbing (from the tie or the store) and sew it in a circle so it fits around your head.

    Webbing keeps the hat from stretching.

  11. Pin the webbing between the inside of the hat and the bottom of the rim's seam allowance.

  12. Test fit the hat, being careful of the pins. It should fit exactly as you want it to. If not, keep pinning until you get it right.

  13. Sew the rim and webbing on by sewing around the bottom of the hat. If you are using a ribbon, this can be a hideous stitch; if not, it should be beautiful.

  14. Pin the ribbon on all the way around the hat, over the outside layer of seam allowance. If you want, wrap another length of ribbon vertically around where the original connects to itself, and pin it flat to the hat. This will hide all the seams.

  15. Sew the ribbon on. I recommend doing it by hand.

  16. Walk tall and proud with your new felt hat!

By Quixotic Ducky from Tacoma, WA

Cheater's Felted Purse

Green Felt PurseNo Knitting Required! I'm a cheater, I made a felted purse out of a really too bright mens XL sweater I bought at a second hand store. Has to be 100% wool, no blends.

After I purposely shrank it by washing it in the washer (hot water), and drying it in the dryer, I cut off the arms to use for handles later. Then I turned it so that the waist band is now the top, I laid it flat and cut a straight line from side to side through both layers right above the neck hole.

Note: Here's where you have to decide which side is the prettier side and turn your felted sweater accordingly, all sewing should be done on the wrong side to hide the work.

I sewed up the cut sides and along the newly cut bottom, then I folded in my corners until I got the width of my purse right. I pinned them, sewed them across the widest part and tacked them down along the bottom seam of the purse, make sure you center this. This might be called "the bag technique". I turned the bag right side out and folded the waist band down over the edge, just to where the ribbed stitching ended or the colors changed.

I got one sleeve, cut off the inner felted seam and laid it flat. I cut two equal strips 2 inches wide, these are your handles. I folded each strip in half length wise and sewed the sides together, you'll have two 1 inch rope style handles. I pinned them inside the purse and stitched them so that the work would be hidden under the folded over-hang of the waist band, make sure NOT to stitch down the waist band. Adjust the handles to your preference before you stitch.

I sprayed the purse with warm water, and stuffed it with plastic trash bags to dry after I had gotten it to the shape I like most. On the first bag, I got a crochet hook and added eyelash yarn in the same color as the waistband to it's entire width, right to the point where the colors changed. On the second purse, I added beaded embellishments to the waist band, because I like shiny things. Because the waist band is knitted in rib stitch, it never really felted tight, but I made it work.

Hmmm, what did I do with the other sleeve? Why I made a jacket for my Chihuahua of course. :-) I'm not just Fickle, I'm thrifty too! Green Felt Purse Green Felt Purse

By ficklephonebug from Bakersfield, CA

Tip: Using Felt For Craft Projects

I saw an old instrument case made out of felt, it made me think that we don't use that as much as people used to. And what a great material for simple crafts! You could make cases for all sorts of things; eye glasses, electronics, and so on, very easily by tracing out the form on felt, leaving extra and simple sewing the edges. Everyone needs more eyeglass cases. A good Christmas gift.

By Pam from Los Angeles

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Here are questions related to Felt Craft Projects.

Question: Removing an Applique from a Felt Stocking

I made Christmas stockings from felt for my grandkids when they were born. I want to remove an iron-on applique on one of them. Any suggestions for doing this without ruining the stocking?

By Jan

Most Recent Answer

By PENNY K [15]03/05/2015

Make a new stocking.

Question: Craft Ideas for Recycled Felt, Cones, and Tubes

I have 1000s of small sizes of scrim felt 2 inches to 4 inches square plus 100s of cones and 3 foot long tubes. I also have cones of yarn for 1/3 of the whole sale price.

I want to give them to schools and park districts in my area, but they don't know what to use them for. I need ideas for these items. Maybe the cones could be made into x-mas trees or angels, yarn for dog Scotties, felt?

Any information on other crafts for these items will help. I would also like information on craft sites that help show how to make things with the items.

I hate to throw out this material ever year.

Thank you.

Can E-mail photos if needed.

By Martin R