Felt is one of my favorite crafting mediums. It’s relatively inexpensive and comes in a veritable rainbow of colors. It can be glued or sewn. And, since it’s woven, the edges don’t fray.

I enjoy sewing with felt to create stuffed and appliquéd pieces. It works well as a base form to work embroidery or appliqué additional pieces too. It’s a toss-up whether I enjoy working with felt or yarn more. Both provide virtually limitless ways to express our creativity.

The section of The Crafty Tipster features my own original felt patterns as well as my adaptation of those created by others.

While felt does take glue, my preferred technique is to hand-sew everything. Glue can stiffen the felt and even discolor it when too much is used. Sewing felt allows for more movement and allows for the adding of embellishments and top stitching.

No Sew Felt Flowers

Dress up any outfit with a layered, no-sew felt flower brooch. Pattern is one of several free flower tutorials by Kolleen of Design by Night.

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St. Patrick’s Day Bear & Pattern

I had originally thought that I would create a Leprechaun feltie to share with you for St. Patrick's Day. I'm not sure when it happened, but, I found myself creating a little bear with a vest and hat with a glittery shamrock instead. I think he came out super cute and I thought I would share him with everyone, including a pattern and some tips and hints. Supplies Needed for St. Patrick's Day Bear Green felt Dark colored felt for bear body and head Lighter colored felt for bear belly and snout Tiny scrap of pink felt Scrap of black felt Small amount of fiber fill or teeny felt scraps for stuffing Beads for eyes Buttons Green glitter Pin back Vest Buttons I only had 6mm buttons and thought they were too big - and why oh why do they make them so darn thick too? I dug out my sequins and glitter…

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Mom’s Elephant

A challenge between mother and daughter - create our own feltie and elephant pattern from a vintage elephant drawing. Mom's elephant is now on parade!

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Felt Rose Pattern

Free felt rose pattern from The Crafty Tipster. Not really a pattern as much as a technique. Roses are super simple and quick to make and can be any size.

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Felt Elephant Pattern

Felt elephant pattern with a decorated blanket and hat. Free pattern created by TheCrafyTipster.com and designed to allow your own creativity to shine.

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Felt Stuffed Cat

My attempt at Sue Daniel's wonderful felt stuffed cat pattern. A sassy kitty atop a pillow requiring lots of tiny stitches and only a few dabs of glue.

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