Felt is fabulous to work with, it comes in such a great range of colours and ranges from the 100% acrylic to 100% wool. Lovely, just lovely
One of the great things about felt is that there are no frayed edges which makes it very easy to handle. The one problem you can have however is cutting neat and tidy pieces, especially when you are cutting smaller pattern pieces where you don’t want to lose any definition.
One great way of getting a really accurate pattern pieces is using Reynolds Freezer Paper. It’s paper-like on one side and glossy/’plasticy’ on the other. It’s the glossy side that does the magic, when it is heated gently the ‘glossyness’ melts making it act like a temporary glue.
So here I have written down a quick tutorial on how to cut out felt shapes using Freezer Paper….you will be cutting out fabulously neat felt shapes in no time!
Step1: Trace the reverse (flip side) of your pattern pieces onto the paper side (rather than the ‘plastic’ side) of a piece of freezer paper and trim away some of the excess
Step 2: Iron the freezer paper onto the wrong side of your felt using a temperature setting appropriate for your type of felt
Step 3: Using a sharp pair of scissors cut around the pattern
Step 4: Peel off the freezer paper, turn your felt over, et voila! you have a lovely accurate piece of felt ready for use
Lovely, simple and works like a dream! Perfect pieces of felt every time (unless you are a bit rubbish at cutting out of course!)