21 Felt Sewing Projects

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Get inspired to create with these fun felt sewing projects. These beginner sewing projects are great for kids and holidays!

I have always had a stash of craft acrylic felt that I use for projects every once in awhile. I love that it’s easy to sew, easy to find, and the edges don’t have to me finished.

I love it for kids toys and activities, and it makes a great applique. I also love using it for Halloween costumes or Christmas sewing projects. Here is a list of all the felt sewing projects I’ve made!

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Do you love to sew? Try one of these sewing projects:

mini felt mermaid softie and free pattern

What is Felt?

Felt is a fabric or textile that is made by condensing and pressing fibers together or felting. This is done by using moister and heat, and creates a somewhat smooth textile.

Felt is often made from wool blends or acrylic blends. My favorite felt to use is wool based since it has a smoother finished.

How to Make a Felt Alligator

Why Sew Felt?

Felt can be both sewn with a sewing machine, and it can be sewn by hand. It’s really easy to find at craft stores in all sorts of colors and even glitter.

There are projects for sewing with a sewing machine, but there are also projects for sewing by hand.

DIY Photo Frame Felt Ornament

What to do with felt?

One of my favorite things to do with felt is to cut out shapes and let my kids sew on it with embroidery floss. They do embroidery or sew around a shape to create a stuffie.

I use felt for Halloween costumes, for appliques on items that don’t get washed. Iron-on vinyl can be easily added to felt for unique details.

Felt Sewing Projects

sew around shape

How to Sew Felt

Learn how to cut felt and how to sew felt the easy way. Felt is a beginner sewing fabric, it’s perfect for kids, and it makes a good applique.

How to Make a Felt Alligator

How to Make a Felt Alligator

Learn how to make a simple felt alligator with a free sewing pattern. This is a great hand sewing project for kids, and they get to choose all the colors.

mini felt mermaid softie and free pattern

Mini Felt Mermaid Softie + Free Pattern

Learn how to make a mini felt mermaid softie with a free sewing pattern! This is a great stuffed mermaid that can be carried in purses and pockets to play!

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DIY Felted Wool Storage Basket

Easily turn a wool sweater into a felted wool storage basket with this simple sewing tutorial. It’s a great way to use those extra sweaters!

diy spring pillow with cricut

DIY Spring Pillow with Cricut

Learn how to make a cute DIY spring pillow with the Cricut Maker and Infusible Ink. I love combining sewing and Cricut crafting.

diy snuffle mat for dogs

DIY Snuffle Mat for Dogs

Learn to make a DIY snuffle mat for dogs that is an interactive feeding toy. This homemade sewing project is washable and keeps dogs busy!

DIY Tic Tac Toe Travel Game

DIY Tic Tac Toe Travel Game

Learn how to make tic tac toe travel game with felt and a drawstring bag. This beginner sewing project is a great for the car and airplane.

diy matching game

Quick DIY Matching Game

Make a quick DIY matching game with your scraps of fabric for an easy sewing project and a fun game! Let your kids pick out their favorite fabrics! With a new baby around, my toddler son has needed some extra love and attention. It’s been pretty hard to divide my attention between a baby and

DIY Felt Leaf Placemats

DIY Felt Leaf Placemats

Learn how to make DIY felt leaf placemats with a double layer of felt in the shape of a maple leaf. This fall sewing project is a great table decoration.

diy pumpkin costume child

DIY Pumpkin Costume for Kids

Learn to make a DIY pumpkin costume for kids with felt. It’s a costume that can be worn over clothing, and the top is the perfect accessory!

DIY Bluey and bingo Costume

DIY Bluey and Bingo Costume

Learn how to make a DIY Bluey costume with a sweatshirt and felt. Put it together with some simple accessories for a really fun Halloween costume.

diy bat garland

DIY Bat Garland

Learn how to make a DIY bat garland with black felt, a Cricut machine, and a sewing machine. It's a quick and easy Halloween sewing project!

diy lobster costume

Easy DIY Lobster Costume

Learn how to make an easy DIY lobster costume by upcycling a sweatshirt with felt. This costume is easy to wear, and the felt is easy to sew!

diy cupcake costume

DIY Cupcake Costume

Learn how to make a DIY cupcake costume with felt, felt balls, and an upcycled dress. This costume is fun and cute, but it’s so easy to wear!

diy flamingo costume

Cute DIY Flamingo Costume

Learn how to make a DIY flamingo costume with felt and scraps of fabric. The cape and hat are so cute and easy to wear over regular clothing!

diy scissors costume

DIY Scissors Costume

Learn how to make a DIY scissors costume that can be worn over your clothes. This is great for rock, paper, scissors, or a sewing inspired costume!

DIY Felt Stocking with a Free Sewing Pattern

DIY Felt Stocking with a Free Sewing Pattern

Learn how to make a DIY felt stocking with a free sewing pattern. Felt makes appliques and designs on the Christmas stockings easy!

diy felt photo ornament

DIY Photo Frame Felt Ornament

Learn how to make a DIY photo frame ornament out of felt. It’s a great Christmas sewing project to decorate a tree with photos of the year.

diy gryffindor ornament

DIY Gryffindor Ornament

Make a DIY Gryffindor ornament for someone who loves Harry Potter. Use a Cricut Maker and sewing machine for a quick ornament project.

diy felt gingerbread house

DIY Felt Gingerbread House

Learn how to make a DIY Felt gingerbread house that can be decorated with felt candy over and over again. It’s a fun holiday activity.

felt ornament patterns

Felt Ornament Patterns: Sewing Theme

Make one of these felt ornament patterns with a sewing theme to decorate your Christmas tree. These can be sewn or no-sew ornaments!

If you make something using this sewing project, I’d love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and tag me!

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I believe small sewing moments can create great joy. Find your own “right” way to sew. -Heather

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