Felt food patterns for children, gifts and keepsakes

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About RainyDayFelt

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For The Love of Felt

From the first time I got my hands on felt, I was instantly hooked. In my opinion, no sewing medium is more versatile and forgiving than it. It’s a great entry point when learning to sew, and the results are wonderful, no matter your skill level. Startup costs for someone interested in trying are very inexpensive, and to achieve a higher quality finish with wool felt are only marginally more. The options for what you can create are endless, limited only by your imagination or inspiration found around you.

For anyone seeking a more environmentally-conscious material, you can find eco-fi felt at your local big box retailer, which is a high quality fiber made from 100% post consumer recycled plastic bottles. Wool and wool blend felts are another option at a slightly higher price point, but the difference in quality is unmatched. When you use wool, your projects become much more durable, pill less (gather fuzzy balls on the surface), are mildew and mold repellent, are naturally self-extinguishing (flame resistant!), and high enough quality to be enjoyed for many years to come. Because of the love put into a handcrafted item, they are less likely to end up in a landfill, and instead become an heirloom passed down for generations. Whichever you choose, I know you’ll be happy with your decision to work with felt.

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  • Daveanna

    Owner, Designer, Curator

    I'm Daveanna, and I hail from the beautiful city of Seattle. My adventures led me to Michigan, where I married my best friend and sprouted a pair of little ones. I love making crafts and sharing my ideas with the world.

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Last updated on Aug 18, 2019
Frequently asked questions
What is an SVG File?

A file with the SVG file extension is a Scalable Vector Graphics file. These are files that are compatible with automated cutting machines such as the Cricut Maker, Cricut Explore Air 2, Silhouette CAMEO 2 & 3, Sizzix eclips2, Brother ScanNCut, and many others. Please check to ensure your cutting machine is compatible with this file type before purchasing IF you intend on using the optional SVG file included in the download.

What is A4 paper?

The two most common paper sizes are the US Letter 8½”×11” (215.9mm×279.4mm) and A4 8.27”×11.69” (210mm×297mm). A4 size is a bit longer, while the US Letter is slightly wider. This can pose problems with printing if it wasn’t considered when making the document. Though designed on US Letter paper, I’ve tried my best to accommodate folks using A4 paper so everyone can enjoy my patterns.

What are the synthetic types of felt available?

Craft Felt:
This is a 100% synthetic felt, mainly made of either acrylic, polyester, rayon or a rayon/viscose blend. This type is very soft, but seems to have the most stretch and piling characteristics and I do not recommend using it for children's toys. You will spend hours on a project, only to have it ruined during casual play.

Eco-Friendly or Eco-Fi Felt:
This felt is made of 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles. It has a similar look and feel to the craft felt, but in my experience pilling takes much longer to occur. It is also stiffer, which allows for simple embroidered designs without too much worry for stretching.

What are the natural (and natural blend) types of felt available?

Wool Blend Felt:
This felt is made in part from real wool, usually in a ratio of about 20-35% wool and the remaining rayon. It comes in a very wide range of colors and tends to be thicker, stretches less and pills even less than other types. This is the type used in all the projects on Rainy Day Felt and is highly recommended.

100% Wool Felt:
As the name suggests, this is a completely natural felt. It is usually much thicker, sturdy, and sadly more expensive. Despite the cost, the resulting products are of high quality and will last for years to come. Other perks about wool felt: it's flame, chemical, and mold resistant, hypoallergenic, and is a naturally renewable fiber.