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Original Post

I am going to be making some clutches soon and I am thinking about lining them with felt but I have never worked with felt before and I am not sure if it is machine washable. Does anyone know?

Posted at 7:25 pm Oct 5, 2009 EDT

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good question. marking.

Posted at 7:27 pm Oct 5, 2009 EDT

anyone know? heeeeeeeeeeeelp meeeeeee lol

Posted at 7:29 pm Oct 5, 2009 EDT

Try some first (always best to Product test any items before Marketing)...wool felt is best, and washable

Posted at 7:31 pm Oct 5, 2009 EDT

I bet the color washes out of "craft" felt. That always bleeds when you glue it.

Posted at 7:33 pm Oct 5, 2009 EDT

anickascottage I guess I'll do that. simple soultion. yet I didnt think of it lol. plus i didnt wanna waste money if someone could tell me :-).... but i think it would be worth it. thanks.

Posted at 7:33 pm Oct 5, 2009 EDT

craft felt. thats the 50 CENT one at the craft store right. where can I find wool felt?

Posted at 7:34 pm Oct 5, 2009 EDT

You can wash almost all felt. I am sure someonewill come and post that you can't, but many appliques are done in felt and they can be washed. The newest version of craft felt at Wlamart is made from recycled plastic. I think it might melt in the dryer.

Wool felt is expensice. There is a shop here on etsy that sells sheets of it. They are in the UK. I don't remember the shop name.

Good luck!

Posted at 8:35 pm Oct 5, 2009 EDT

SnuggyBaby says

It is good to know that I can wash my felt. I recently bought some to use as backdrops for my pictures and since I take my pictures outside, my backdrops will probably need washed soon.

Posted at 8:38 pm Oct 5, 2009 EDT

Best application of felt ever?
www.ltlwork.net/pages/portfolio/projects/fluff.html

It was hand glued to the walls... I can't imagine what my fingers would look like after that...

But back to subject... Look for 100% synthetic felt if you don't want to worry about it shrinking though. Wool usually will tell you to not wash it due to the shrinkage.

Posted at 8:54 pm Oct 5, 2009 EDT

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