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No Sew Wool Felt Bows, Bowties and Shoe Clips

30 Jun

Felt Bow tutorial

These no sew felt bows are super easy scrap busters.

 If you are a Pintrest fan (and lets face it who isn’t) you have probably seen this floating around.

Felt bows

Source: cdn.duitang.com via Pinterest

Super cool right!? I immediately knew I needed to make a few billion of these for my newest niece.

The only problem, no templates!

I tried to remake theirs but in the end I just ended up starting from scratch.

wool blend felt bows template  Templates to make bows are at the end of this post

To make the hair bands I measured the “babies” head deducted about a 1/2″ and hot glued stretchy soft elastic together.

Making an elastic headband for babies

felt bow for babies tutorial

And then hot glued the bows to the seam on the headband.

To create the matching bow ties for I made the bow a larger size (templates below) and used Shoe Clips to attach them. Shoe clips ended up being perfect for this project because they hold tight on the thinnest fabric, don’t damage the fabric and have a smooth back so they won’t irritate little ones.

Shoe clips / bow ties tutorial

Easy Felt bow tie tutorial

After I completed the bow I simply hot glued the open clip to the back of the larger bows.

Make sure the glue sets before you close them.

Tutorial for felt bows and bow ties from American Felt and CraftAfter making  both a small and large size of every color I could think of  I had to make some shoe clips too.

For these I used the small bow

Something blue - tiny bow shoe clips

Then I made small bows with  some long ribbon shapes.

tutorial for felt shoe clips

Shoe clips blue bows

How to make felt shoe clips- something blue bows

 Wouldn’t they be a fun something blue?

A ton of these can be made in no time at all with whatever Felt scraps or ribbon you have on hand.

You will also need

Shoe clips

Hot Glue gun

Soft elastic for baby headbands, I prefer the lightweight lace elastic kind.

And of course the template!

Templates to make bows

Stop by the store to see all of  the over 100 colors we carry!

Happy Crafting


Felt Friday – Baby Love

15 Jun

This week I became an Aunt again…and again!

My sister in law just had boy – girl twins! I am over the moon excited about these two and I cannot wait to get started on a BILLION felt baby crafts! Her children have not always appreciated my work so I plan on starting these two young!

There are so many lovely shades of felt just perfect for DIY baby projects I can’t wait to get started.

Look for some  really fun baby themed felt tutorials featuring rattles, crinkle material, jingle balls and even a few of those  felt bolts I’ve been hoarding coming soon!

It’s baby madness around here!!

Wool blend felt in baby colors

Wool blend felts in soft pastel baby colors: Pink Tutu, Egg Custard, Sunshine, Honeydew and Sparrow

A selection of pink wool blend felt from American Felt and Craft  Sugar and spice: Wool blend felt in Flamingo, Sweet Pea, Pink Tutu, Paris Pink and  Bubble Gum

Felt sheets in boy colors - American Felt and Craft felt supply

Stripes of Ice, White and Honeydew

Blue Wool Blend felt sheets - American Felt and Craft carries over 100 colors

Oh Joy it’s a boy! Peacock, Ice, Powder Blue, Sparrow and Rainy Day

very pale blue wool blend felt American Felt and Craft

Bubble – A wool blend felt with a hint of blue

Felts in baby blue and baby pink

Pink Tutu and Sparrow 

A slightly brighter bunch: Bubble gum, Banana Cream Pie, Spearmint, and Rainy Day

soft baby pink wool felt

Pink tutu – a delicate sugary pink shade

Happy Felt Friday everyone and welcome to the world Penny and Charlie your Auntie adores you!!


Pop by the store:

Supplies to make baby toys

Rattles, Jingle Balls, and Crinkle from American Felt and Craft. 

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.



Contact customerservice@feltandcraft.com for wholesale and bulk orders.

American Felt and Craft - Online Craft Store

25 days of Felt Christmas Crafts Day 19: Gingerbread Man Rattle

17 Dec

Felt crafts for Christmas

Unleash your inner elf this year and whip up one of these sweeter than sugar felt baby rattles. I love how he looks a little nibbled, who could resist! These easy to make felt baby rattles were created by Victoria of vixenMade.  LOVE IT!

You will need:

Go see the rattle tutorial at Between U & Me
All Pictures via Between U & ME
Mud Puddle, Lipstick, Four Leaf Clover, White, Black
Please check out our 100% Lead Free Toy Inserts
*A lot of you have asked about where you can find crinkle plastic used in baby toys. I am working on tracking down the real baby safe stuff, I’ll let you know when I find a supplier!
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