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Tutorial: Secret to Cutting Felt

Thursday, September 13, 2012

For those of you who don't know, there is a better way to cut felt than pinning patterns or attempting to trace patterns using a marker.  Seriously, if you don't know this secret it will change your felt cutting life forever!  And hey, you can even use this technique for fabric.  I cut the entire alphabet both upper case and lover case letters in the time it takes to watch an episode of So You Think You Can Dance.  That included tracing too peeps.  [And if you want to know how to make the felt easel, check out that tutorial HERE].

So, what's the secret?  Freezer Paper!  I am in love with this stuff.  I keep a roll downstairs to use for Cindy's crafts and painting projects and a roll in my craft room.  Love it.

All you have to do is trace your pattern, picture, whatever you want to cut onto the paper.  You can even free hand your own pattern right on there.

Iron it onto the felt until it stays.  Iron the shiny end onto the felt, the papery feeling side should be on top.

Cut around your pattern and then peel off the freezer paper using plain scissors.

Yup seriously that easy!  Before you know it, you will be on a roll cutting like a maniac.

And now that you know the secret to cutting felt just doesn't seem all that bad anymore does it?  Put away the pins and the markers and go get some freezer paper.  Be sure to stay tuned because I have some fun felt patterns coming your way. 

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