Tuesday, May 14, 2013

How to cut felt

How to Cut Felt
It's really quite easy to cut shapes and patterns out of felt -much more precise than pinning, far less fuzzy then transfer pens and cleaner than chalk! And this is by far the most fun! The key is freezer paper (which can be purchased in a roll at your super market or in sheets at your craft store) and a sharp scissors.

This is what you'll need:
-freezer paper
-pattern
-felt
-iron
-pencil
-scissors


1. First trace your pattern onto the matte side of the freezer paper.


2. Iron your freezer paper (wax side down) to your felt. The wax helps to adhere the paper to the felt.

3. Cut out your shapes. I find small scissors helpful when maneuvering around tight corners and sharp tips lend itself to clean and precise cuts.


Cutting Shapes out of Felt

4. Peel paper off. If you find the paper difficult to peel away from the felt -ease up on the heat or reverse the pattern when tracing. You can also reuse your freezer paper -just re-iron and cut. Perfect!

6 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tip! I'm going to have to try this. (BTW--love your pen! I have the same one....and 6 other colors!)

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    1. Stabilos are my favorite! Let me know how you like the technique!

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  2. I love this tip... I have such trouble getting a clean edge with my felt.. I think this might be the answer! Do you notice any fuzziness after peeling the paper away? If so, does the wool content factor in to that?
    Thanks!
    Jen xo

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    1. Hi Jen! I only have problems with fuzzies if I over iron the freezer paper. Just iron it till it sticks! I can't vouch for other felts -but if you could always the reverse the pattern on the freezer paper so you're ironing to the 'backside' of the felt. Have fun!!

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  3. What a great idea thanks so much for sharing

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