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Crinkly Crunchy Felt Leaves

13 Nov

DIY crinkle leaves

Jumping into a pile of crunchy fall leaves is one of the time-honored traditions of fall. Bring the fall fun with you with these adorable crunchy crinkle leaves. This step by step pattern and tutorial will take you through the creation of the cutest trio of crunchy felt leaves you’ve ever had the pleasure of cavorting with.

DIY crinkle leaves tutorial and pattern How to

You will need:

9″ x 12″ felt sheet for each of the leaves I used Lemongrass, Orange Juice and Poinsettia*

Black felt scrap for eyes*

Pink felt scrap for cheeks I used Paris Pink *

Crinkle Paper

*matching thread


Two of each of the leaf shapes, 6 eye shapes and 6 cheek shapes.

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Cut the crinkle material into a rectangle slightly larger than your leaf.CL1

Stitch the crinkle to one side of each leaf-shaped as marked in grey on the template. A running stitch or a back stitch works well for this project for more on stitches see THIS POST.

Crinkly leaves

Trim crinkle. Set aside.crinkle leaves felt

Sew face to mirroring side of lead shape using matching thread and a running stitch. Stitch smile with black thread.

Felt leaves for kids

Sew face side to vein side using an overcast stitch.

crinkle leaf

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Print at full size. Leaf templates crinkle

leaves template

Happy Crafting!


Crunchy Crinkle leaves tutorial

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1st Birthday Blocks

21 Feb


Gift - stackable softblocks

Stack-able Soft Blocks Tutorial

Stitch up some fun with these stack-able soft blocks. Just like real gifts these felt soft blocks hide a surprise inside. Each block features a rattle, squeaker, jingle or crinkle sound. They make an adorable gift and are super easy to stitch up. The blocks are shown in 5 different styles but it’s easy to play with the styles and colors to come up with something completely your own. As with any hand sewn item please monitor kids during play. The dots are both glued using felt glue and stitched for durability. The felt should keep the blocks square but using lower quality felt or over stuffing may make the blocks less stable.

You will need:

1 sheet of each gift color – you should have enough scrap left from each to make the ribbon and bow pieces for an additional gift block.

I used:

 1 9″ x 12″- sheet each:


Hot Pink




Orange Juice

*Matching thread

Noisemakers: Rattle, Mini Rattle, Crinkle Material, Jingle Ball and Squeaker


Felt Glue

Gift A: Begin by cutting out 6 block pieces, 6 coordinating ribbon sides and 1 bow A piece. It is important each block piece be as straight and even as possible so I would recommend Andie’s method for cutting pieces out as precisely as possible.

Stitch 1 ribbon side to the exact center of each block piece using coordinating thread and either an overcast or running stitch. Leave ribbon accents off of the bottom for stackability, which may or may not be a real word. I don’t know – I haven’t had time to google it I’m busy making blocks here.


Repeat with all sides. Create a top piece by crossing 2 ribbon pieces along the one of your block pieces.

Create a bow by sewing bow A into a loop.

Turn piece and stitch through the center of the piece.


Stitch to the cross piece in the center and through the bottom of the bow for added security. You can also use felt glue to help secure the piece.

Assemble block as shown.


Sew up the sides using an overcast stitch to form box shape. Leave the top open to add noisemaker.

Sew up felt sides to make block

Stuff the box shape lightly. If you over stuff the block will become rounded on the sides and won’t stack up properly.


Add noisemaker to block.


Sew closed.

Gift B: Begin by cutting out 6 block pieces, 3 coordinating ribbon sides and 1 bow B piece.

Sew ribbon pieces down as shown. Sew bow down and accent with small running stitches.


Finish in the same way as the previous block.

Gift C: Begin by cutting out 6 block pieces, 6 coordinating ribbon sides and 1 bow C piece.

Sew ribbon top off center as shown.


Sew Bow C down and accent.

Line up sides on each piece before sewing down with an overcast stitch and matching thread.

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Sew all the pieces together.


Gift D: Begin by cutting out 6 block pieces, 6 coordinating ribbon sides and 1 bow B piece.

Sew a running stitch down the center of each ribbon side and secure with overcast stitch along the sides. Add accents to bow piece.

 Sew box together.

To add crinkle cut a length of crinkle material and fold it to a two inch width. Add to the box as shown and stuff lightly before closing.

Gift E: Begin by cutting out 6 block pieces, 20 dot pieces (10 of each color)  and 1 bow C piece.

Secure dots with a small drop of felt glue in the center and randomly attach to sides using a running stitch.

Using scraps sew a small square to the inner side.


Sew pocket shut. And assemble the block. As you did with the previous versions.


Happy Crafting!



Crinkle Material for Baby and Pet Toys now in stock!

16 Jan
Baby Crinkle paper

IN STOCK NOW Crinkle material for baby toys

Our search for a high quality CPSIA and EN71 compliant crinkle material (often called crinkle paper or baby paper) has taken years, literally.

Why did it take so long?

Well simply finding out where to buy crinkle material used in baby and pet toys, was quite difficult. Once we found a supplier many of the samples we ordered broke down in the washer, lost crinkle or  couldn’t hold a stitch. But most importantly we knew any crinkle material we carried had to be CPSIA and EN71 safety standard complaint making it safe for use in crinkle toys.

We finally found everything we were looking for with this commercial quality crinkle material, – made for a major toy manufacturer  and sold exclusively for resale to us-  perfect for loveies, stuffies, blankies, and toys. And knowing it meets CPSIA and EN71 standards will allow everyone to sleep well at night!

Machine washable, dryer safe, durable and SUPER loud!

crinkle paper material for toys(and drying in dryer normal heat)

Crinkle Material left exposed to demonstrate durability.

Even safe to iron on low heat!!

For maximum crinkle sew your crinkle material down on all sides.

Meets EN71 and CPSIA standards for safety.

Totally machine washable and dryer safe!  Our Crinkle Material won’t shrink, curl, bunch,  or lose sound when washed.

Commercial strength made specifically for use in toys AFC’s crinkle will withstand vigorous playing.

Sold in 11″ x 36″ yards.



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