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« on: January 12, 2005 09:26:36 AM »

I have all these great felt scraps, from sweaters I felted to make hats out of.  I have a notion that I can use them to make little felt balls or beads or animals or something. I've seen projects like this discussed, but only using raw wool. What do you think?  Any felters out there with advice?
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2005 09:30:52 AM »

I'm sure you can't make felt balls/beads out of them. This would only work with raw wool. If I had these I'd probably try to sew them side by side with a zigzag stich using contrasting color thread. It would be a bit like a patchwork of felted pieces. It looks cool in my mind anyways! How big are your scraps?

« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2005 10:00:37 AM »

They are small and all really irregularly shaped, and also of all different thicknesses and wools. When I say small I mean like 2-4 inches, and shaped all crazy-like. When I say these felt mice at a craft fair, it was in a booth where these folks made mittens out of felted sweaters.  I guess I just assumed they were using the scraps to make this, but maybe they were using all the lint from indie their washing machine from felting.(which can add up to a lot for fuzzy sweaters.) Hmm, I'll have to re-examine my scraps and think of something.  Barbie tube tops? 
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2005 10:24:17 AM »

For my felt scraps, I use fabric glue or iron on adhesive to glue two pieces back to back at a time to jewelry elastic to form a felt mobile.

Like so: (scroll down a bit for the felt mobile version, and yeah it's acrylic felt but it's still doable for wool felt)

Or you could do a running stitch through the middle of one and tighten it to create two "petals." With 4 of these pieces you could hot glue one on top of the other to make felt scrap flowers. I hope I'm making sense. =P

And if you knit, you could needle felt your pieces onto wool scarves and bags to create cool designs.

Have fun!

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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2005 11:14:15 AM »

Great ideas, Thanks!

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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2005 12:05:30 PM »

Arrange them into shapes, stitch them together and use them as appliqus for things. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2005 11:57:46 AM »

When making stuff toys..use the scrap as stuffing!  Wink

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