Best Way to Cut Felt

One of the fun parts of working with felt fabric is the no-fray edges. However pattern pieces need very specific shapes to be cut out from the felt fabric, so what is the best way to cut felt?

There are 3 ways to cut felt in specific shapes needed by the pattern;

1. Cut and then trace the pattern on the fabric, and then cut the shape according to the pen markings. But the pen or markings might be seen on light colored felt.

2. Trace the pattern on freezer paper and then iron on felt and cut. Freezer paper is not the easiest to find in Singapore, besides having to iron each time I am doing felt crafting can get rather tedious with this method. I have also tried using baking paper, but the waxy side does not adhere to the felt material even after being ironed.

3. Paste sticky tape on two sides of the pattern cut-out on felt lightly, then cut out the shape. I have found that this is the best and fastest way to cut felt.

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I have been using this method for very small shapes of felt, as the tape stops the paper from moving, so you can be rather accurate in cutting out the specific shape.

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One of the best advantages of using this method is that the cut out pattern can be used again, nonetheless, do make sure to pull out the tape gently from the felt fabric as it might have the tendency to stretch and pull (especially acrylic or craft felt) the felt fabric.

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Wake me up when December is over

November was a crazy month for me.

It definitely has to be the crazy crafting behind the fund raising effort that really topped the crazy experience for me. I was almost crafting day and night, only stopping for meals and toilet breaks, and grudgingly going out with hb when he asked indecision

I still will want to do this fund raising next year, but will surely have to plan the crafting schedule way in advance.

So then, what is the 'fruit of my labour'?

Felt Electronic wire holders + keychains (for smart phone users)


Felt Double pin badges

Felt pin badges


Felt pin brooches

Some of them are available in sets from

Do pop by to view the items for sale before they get sold out.

Amid all the craziness, 2 birthdays were celebrated in November; Nick's and hb's.

As for December, it's more crafting again. All the ladies in my gifting list are all getting handmades from me!! Now it's back to the drawing board for some ideas…

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For the hungry children

On December 3, 2011, I had the priviledge to participate in a joint effort of fund raising for Children's Hunger Fund with 3 talented crafting moms, Pauline of Lil' Handmades who makes beautiful fabric clutches, pouches and wristlets, Lena of Happy Craft Store who creates realistic, drool-worthy felt playfood and Rachel of Scrappin' Love with her lovely paper craft products made with alot of love.

SCAPE park was not the most appropriate place really for an effort like this, when we were the only handmade 'shop' surrounded with stalls selling their used and musky hand clothing, and youths who are still children themselves, who barely gave a thought that their handmade purchase will help some under priviledge children.

Profits that we got that day reached slightly over $100 :(

Despite the lackluster sales, I throughly enjoyed the company of Lena, Rachel and Meredith at the event. Thanks ladies for the great effort!

Previously Pauline and I created this video on's 'A Mom's World'' channel and featured Lena and Rachel and their creations.

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These two ladies are fabulous moms who truly have a talent for their unique handmades!

Lena, Pauline and I have gathered all our fabric handmades and made them available online on this site

As Christmas is just round the corner, this is a good time that u can help those who are less fortunate and also get gifts for your friends, children and loved ones. Come support us in our bid to help the Children's Hunger Fund and help us spread the word!

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