3 Tips to Make Your Pieces Beautiful When Cutting Felt

Accurately drawing and cutting the felt ensures clean, precise work according to the design of the pattern. So in today’s post, I am listing some simple tips for you that will help you perfect your skills.
Cutting Felt

Do you know how to cut felt correctly? So if you don’t know, do you want to know how to cut felt into perfect shapes? These quick, time-saving tips have revolutionized how I look at cutting my felt patterns. Here are some of the best-kept secrets and tips for cutting perfect felt shapes.

See Also: How to Cut Small Felt Patterns

It may seem like there is no secret to cutting felt, but your felt pieces must look beautiful and have a professional finish.

Accurately drawing and cutting the felt ensures clean, precise work according to the design of the pattern. So in today’s post, I am listing some simple tips for you that will help you perfect your skills.

1. Drawing of patterns

The perfect cut depends a lot on how you draw the felt. And we have several options for performing this step: you can choose to use a 6b pen, a ballpoint pen, or a fancy pen (magic pen).

In the case of the magic pen, it is possible to erase the risk with some heat source, such as an iron, a hairdryer, or the tip of a hot glue gun. So during the downtime, there is no need to take risks.

However, suppose you like to draw your patterns with an ordinary pencil. In that case, it is essential to obliterate the scratch with scissors before sewing the felt.

No matter how small, pencil lines leave a sloppy look on the piece, which degrades the value of your work. Therefore, before you start working with felt parts, check this detail.

2. Scissors selection

Another super important step is the choice of scissors. Suppose you already have experience with felt or the sewing arts. In that case, you know that scissors for cutting fabric cannot be used on any other material, even paper.

See Also: How to Sharpen Scissors to Keep the Perfect Cut on Felt

Because felt is made from pressed fibers, it is very delicate, and blunt scissors will leave the edges jagged and shredded. Also, if you’re working with dull scissors, the felt cutting process will take much longer.

The felt cut makes all the difference in the finish, especially on small cut pieces, appliqués of clothing, and details that are not sewn into the work.

3. How to make a precise felt cut

It’s tough to get right when cutting tiny pieces of felt. Also, pinning felt pieces isn’t as accurate as you might think because the pattern templates move or slide as you cut, and you can end up with very crooked shapes!

See Also: How to Draw and Cut Felt – Tips for Felt Crafts Beginners

You must constantly cut the felt to prevent the edges of the mold from splintering. For this reason, it will be easier to cut the felt by moving it correctly with scissors than you are used to.

A few points to note about felt cutting:

  • Be careful when ironing on acrylic felt. If the iron is left in one place for too long, the felt will begin to melt.
  • No need to cut more than one pattern piece for the same shape. If you are using freezer paper for cutting, the freezer paper can be reused for different parts of felt, sticking to each piece four or five times!
  • Double-check that the pattern piece aligns with the work you cut earlier, then cut the last part.
  • You can also use freezer paper to sew tricky shapes! Before ironing the fabric, cut directly along the pattern line and cut the seam allowance from the outside. Then, leave the freezer paper attached and sew around the edges for a precise seam guide.

Felt cutting tips are valuable for beginners and those who already have experience with felting. After all, finishing the pieces starts with cutting the felt, right?

See Also: 15 Amazing Tips for Working with Felt

And now that you’ve learned how to cut felt correctly, you can pick up where you left off with your DIY felting projects.

Do you like the cutting bits for felt? Don’t forget to leave your comment right below!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Previous Article
How to Cut Small Felt Patterns

How to Cut Small Felt Patterns

Next Article
Felt Filling

5 Felt Filling Tips to Perfect Your Felt Crafts

Related Posts