17 Cute and Crafty Things to Sew with Felt: All Free


Felt is a wonderful material for all kinds of sewing and crafty projects. It’s great for making kids’ toys, finger puppets, and softies. It sews beautifully into bags and pouches. And it makes a great stabilizer, too!

Besides everything you can make with felt, another reason to love it is the low cost. Acrylic felt is the most affordable variety that comes in hundreds of beautiful colors. Bamboo, rayon, and wool felt costs a bit more, but the extra cost could be worth it for your special projects.

Here are 17 of my favorite things to craft or sew with felt. You’ll find toys, pouches, home decor items, and more. All the free tutorials in this list are beautiful, useful, or both!

Felt Leaf Wreath

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With no sewing required, this Felt Leaf Wreath is a fast and easy project that’s perfect for spring! To give your wreath a more holiday appearance, use different colors of felt. For fall, try gold, orange, wine, red, brown, or other autumn shades. For winter, try red, green or even an all white wreath.

Puffy Felt Star

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Sew an adorable, chunky, puffy felt star! This star makes a darling decoration or toy. There is a buttonhole in the center to help you attach it anywhere you like.

DIY Llama Stuffie

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Use felt to sew adorable llamas from this free pattern. It’s easy to decorate these fun pals with scraps of trim and pom poms. Don’t you love the heart nose?

Donut Pincushions

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Are these felt donuts, a treat, a toy, or a pincushion? I think they are all that and more! Enjoy this free tutorial from Molly & Mama.

Fabric Doll

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This sweet fabric doll has braidable felt hair! Get the free pattern.

Felt Purse Organizer

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Use any kind of felt to make a purse organizer that you can move from one bag to another. This free pattern showcases the versatility of felt!

Long Pencil Pouch with Felt Stabilizer

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This beautiful pencil pouch has a soft and sturdy shape because there is felt on the inside layer. It also means that you don’t have to finish the seams!

Wicker Basket Embellished with Felt Flowers

Photo credit: Alice & Lois

I love this idea! Purchase a wicker basket (check thrift stores, they always have lots) and embellish it with handmade felt flowers. Alice & Lois came up with this beautiful basket.

Potted Felt Cacti Succulents

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Make a succulent garden that will live forever! I love this free felt cacti pattern from Benzie Design.

Bit ‘O Kindness Pouch Pattern

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Sew an easy tiny pouch with a snap that’s perfect for saying ‘thank you’ or paying it forward with a bit of kindness. This easy sewing project will make you not want to stop until you have 100!

Felt Nesting Baskets

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These nesting baskets come together in just minutes. There is no need to trim or hem; sew the two pieces together, fold the corners, and have a cute felt basket to hold everything from glue sticks to crayons or bobby pins to lip gloss!

Felt Artboard

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Find out if someone you know is a budding artist with this DIY Matisse Felt Board. It’s easy to make and and use for home decor or an educational toy!

Felt Photo Frame Ornament

Photo credit: Heather Handmade

Learn how to sew sweet felt photo frames to share your best memories! This thoughtful gift is great for special holiday like Easter, Mother’s Day, Christmas, and more.

Felt Flashcards

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Sew cute felt flashcards to help someone learn their numbers or ABC’s. If you make two sets, it can be a memory game.

Pretty Lanyard

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Felt is the stabilizer inside this pretty lanyard. Sew a useful lanyard for yourself or a friend with just felt and fabric!

Adorable Owls

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Learn how to sew owls with felt and button eyes! You can use felt for the owl body too, if you like. This easy owl sewing pattern can be made in 3 sizes, or more by altering the pattern template.

Elf Pants Gift Bags

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Get crafty and sew up the most adorable gift bags ever! These Elf Pants Gift Bags are made out of felt along with some cotton fabric and wired ribbon to make the bag handles. They are a great size for small presents and gifts at 5’’ tall and 6’’wide (not including the handles).

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