How do you make a doll out of felt?

There are a lot of different ways of working with felt. The simplest way is to buy felt pre-made from the store and use it as fabric for sewing projects. You can also make your own felt from wool roving by doing a process called “wet felting.” Another way to make felt is by washing and drying an old sweater-the heat will fuse the fibers together to make felt!

How do you felted a hat?

Keep working until your hat is felted to your liking. Some people like to leave the felt thick, spongy, and “wooly,” while others like to felt it thin and smooth. Press the excess water from the hat with a towel. Set a few towels on your work surface, then place the hat on top. Cover it with a few more towels, then press down on the hat firmly.

How do you make a doll out of felt?

Place the templates on the felt you chose. For a typical doll, a skin color of light peach or brown is best. Using your scissors, cut around the templates (you can draw around them first, if you need to). You should have two heads, two bodies, four arms, and four legs. Like before, you can trim the edges if you like.

Can You Wrap a felt cap with saran wrap?

When covering the hat block with saran wrap, make certain there are no gaps. A hat made from a felt hood will have a thinner, smoother finish. A hat made from wool roving will have a thicker, woollier finish. Check out How to Wear Flat Caps to how your homemade felt cap can be worn.

What do you need to make a hat?

Hat making, also known as millinery, may look intimidating and complex, but it is actually quite simple. If you want to get really professional, you will need to use a hat block and a felt hood. If you are just starting out, or if you want something easier, however, consider making a needle felted hat out of wool roving instead.

Felt Wall Art

Needle felting is a way of pushing wool fibers together with a special type of needle. This process does not require water or heat. Basically, you take a piece of wool roving and arrange it over a piece of fabric (perhaps a blouse or a bag that you’d like to embellish?), then place the whole apparatus over a foam block or mat and start rapidly poking at the wool with your needle. You can use templates or stencils to make different shapes. Even cookie cutters would work. (I sense an ugly Christmas sweater project…)

You can even make 3-D needle felted projects by shaping the wool into whatever you want to make, or attaching felt to a foam base.

Keep in mind:

The needles used in needle felting are really sharp! Consider protecting your fingers so you don’t poke yourself.
If you’re felting in the dryer, you should put your fabric in a mesh bag to avoid a clogged, fiber-filled washer and dryer. Also empty your lint catcher frequently.
Try adding a pair of jeans to the load to “agitate” your felt more and get a better result.