Crafting with Felt

You can make so many things with felt. Felt does not fray or unravel so you don't have to worry about finishing the cut edges, Below you will find directions for a simple coin purse that children will love to make. As always supervise children with a hot glue gun or do the gluing for them.

Materials and Supplies

Craft Supplies:

  • 9" x 4 1/2" piece of black sparkle felt
  • 6 star shaped beads
  • 3" piece of black Velcro
  • Silver cording *
  • Large eye needle
  • 3/16" Hole punch
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks

* You could also use a thin ribbon.

Craft Instructions

  1. Cut a 9" x 4 1/2" piece of felt.
  2. Fold the bottom 3 1/4" up so that wrong sides are together. Pin in place. This will form a pocket once sewn.
  3. Using a 3/16" hole punch, punch 5 holes in both sides of the pocket section punching through both layers of felt. If you have trouble punching through both layers at one time, punch one layer at a time but make sure the holes in the top layer line up with the holes in the bottom layer.
  4. Using the silver cording and an overcast stitch, stitch up the two sides of the coin purse using the holes you punched in each side.
  5. Fold down 1/2" on the flap end (the end you have done anything with yet) and hot glue in place. This will give the flap a nice neat edge without the need to sew it in place. If you prefer, feel free to stitch it in place instead of gluing.
  6. Next attach the Velcro to your purse so you can keep it closed. To do this, hot glue (or sew) the loop side of a 5" piece of Velcro close to the fold in the flap, on the wrong side of the felt. Glue the hook side of the Velcro close to the outside edge of the pocket you made in steps 3 & 4. If done correctly, when you fold the flap down it will line up and stick to the piece of Velcro on the pocket section.
  7. Fold the flap down and secure the Velcro. Now glue five star beads along the bottom edge of the purse and glue one bead on the flap section as pictured.

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