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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

Cut:

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

fall felt craft project

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.

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crinkling leaves tutorial and pattern

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Print at full size. Leaf templates crinkle

leaves template

Happy Crafting!

Andie

Crunchy Crinkle leaves tutorial

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How to make a Felt Starfish Crinkle Toy

24 May

How to make a felt starfish crinkle toy

Babies love crinkle. I don’t know why exactly but they do, luckily crinkle toys aren’t hard to make.  Follow this simple tutorial for a  fun crinkle starfish no baby on land or sea can resist.

Felt starfish tutorial

DIY crinkle toy

Whip up and these little crinkle starfish to keep little hands occupied during any summer soiree.  Although they seem tedious don’t skip the little french knots, they add texture that babies love!

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You will need:

 2 sheets 9″ x 12″ felt or 1/4 yard of felt per starfish

(Summer House, Ice, Buttercream)

Embroidery thread in black for face and contrasting color for raised spots

Lead and Phthalate Free Crinkle material (1 toy size yard should produce 6 or more starfish)

A sewing machine, pins, scissors, a needle and thread

Starfish template (at the end of post)

Cut:

2 Starfish shapes from desired felt color

Felt Starfish Toy tutorial - Crinkle

Step 1:

Create eyes and spots with french knots, stitch in smile with a back-stitch onto one side of your star fish.

Don’t make any knots in the seam allowance area of pattern.

Pin Crinkle to felt shape

Step 2:

Place starfish pieces together with the face facing inward. Cut a square of crinkle slightly larger than your project and pin it to the wrong side (the part that will be inside of your piece. Sew along outside of starfish as marked on the template.

 Trim notches into felt curves for curves that don't pucker

Step 3:

After machine sewing down cut off excess crinkle scrap, don’t throw it away –  you can place this into toys with stuffing for a less dramatic crinkle. Cut notches along the seam to help the curves lay flat. Be careful not to cut through your stitching.

Turn felt right side out

Step 4

Turn the whole thing right side out.

Push out corners of felt

Push out corners with a pencil or chopstick. allow the crinkle to lay on the side it was sewn pushing a pencil or chopstick into it could cause it to rip.
Trim away axcess crinkle material

The crinkle will stick out from the open area trim it back.

DIY baby crinkle toys starfish

Step 5:

Close up the starfish with an overcast stitch.

How to make an easy Starfish crinkle toy

*Note I used wool blend felt for these projects and so only spot cleaning is recommended. For more tips on cleaning felt see:

How to Wash Felt

Starfish template - Please Images and  NOT template

Felt Starfish tutorial

Happy Crafting!

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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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http://www.feltandcraft.com/crinkle-material-new-size/

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

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