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Felt Friday – Bamboo Felt Edition

14 Feb

Bamboo felt is the softest felt available - American Felt and Craft

 Bamboo felt is made from bamboo rayon and a standard rayon blend making it the softest felt available. We just added a big selection of bamboo felt fabric available by the quarter yard to our online shop American Felt and Craft.

The fibers in bamboo felt capture color and reflect light in a way no other felt does so  grab a cup of coffee and join me on a walk through the bamboo felt forest won’t you…

Black Pearl Bamboo Felt Fabric

Black Pearl Bamboo Felt Fabric

First on our trek Black Pearl bamboo felt a light charcoal black with a velvety feel and  smooth drape.

Black Pearl - Bamboo Felt - ships worldwide.

While typical wool blend felt absorbs light bamboo rayon blend subtly reflects it for a truly unique finish.

Deep Orange Bamboo Felt

Up next Coral Reef a deep ruddy orange bamboo felt  just shy of terra cotta.

Coral Reef - a rusty orange bamboo felt

Right around the color we have a sweet bold lilac shade.

A vibrant purple - Island Orchid bamboo felt fabric  is available in fat quarter yards.

Island Orchid is a vibrant pale lavender bamboo felt with a satiny finish.

Island Orchid Bamboo felt fabric

The biggest difference in bamboo felt vs wool or wool blend felt is that bamboo felt  is much more plush , has a soft pearly sheen and a more delicate drape. It can be used the way you would any other felt.

lemon yellow bamboo felt fat quarters

Lemon yellow bamboo felt is vibrant, dynamic and drapes like a dream.

Lemon Yellow Bamboo felt - American Felt and Craft

Made from bamboo rayon fibers bamboo felt is a great vegan felt option for those with wool allergies.

Macaw Red Bamboo felt fabric - American Felt and Craft

Macaw Red Bamboo felt definitely has a coral pink sheen to it, a truly beautiful felt.

Macaw Red Bamboo Felt - Bamboo is super soft and drapes beautifully

The fibers in bamboo make for a kaleidoscope of felt colors that are particularly lush and vibrant!

Moon Shadow is a subtle grey bamboo felt

Moon shadow bamboo felt is a dusty off white with a pale gray undertone and a subtle sheen.

Moon Shadow Bamboo felt fabric American Felt and Craft

Like all felts bamboo felt won’t fray so every last scrap can be used.

Ocean Breeeze aqua bamboo felt sheets

My new favorite is this soft aqua bamboo felt fabric.

Ocean Breeze, a bright aqua bamboo felt fabric

Ocean Breeze is a vivid and silky bright blue felt.

papaya - a vibrant orange bamboo felt

Papaya  is a strong firey orange bamboo felt made from vegan fibers.

Bamboo felt handles and cuts beautifully - Papaya from American Felt and Craft

Bamboo felt has a soft and luxurious feel.

Pirate cove is a bright spring green bamboo felt fabric

Pirate Cove is a bright spring green bamboo felt fabric.

Pirates Cove - Green Bamboo felt

Bamboo felt is 100% natural and made from sustainable fibers.

Pina Colada is a true bright white bamboo felt fabric with a silky sheen and soft finish.

Next on our tour is Pina Colada a bright truely white bamboo felt.

Pina Colada White Bamboo felt sheets

Bamboo felt cuts and handles beautifully.

Sand Dollar a subtle beige bamboo felt fabric

Sand Dollar is a lovely pale beige neutral felt perfect for a variety of DIY craft projects.

Sand dollar beige bamboo felt sheets

Soft AND Strong bamboo felt is sure to last. is  Available by the quarter yard.

Seashell pink is a pale delicate pink bamboo felt with a lovely sheen.

And last but not least is Seashell Pink a delicate sugary pink bamboo felt.

Seashell Pink bamboo felt fabric from American Felt and Craft

Stop into our shop and check out our new bamboo felt friends.

Bamboo felt from American Felt and Craft Ships worldwide

Happy Crafting

Andie

C is for cookie- Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Felt Food Tutorial

11 Jun

Felt Chocolate Chip Cookie Tutorial - Lots more felt food patterns too

I’ve received a few emails asking me for a starter felt food project so here it is, the chocolate chip cookie this one is an absolute basic felt food tutorial but it’s a great starter project if your new to sewing it’s also great for kids since it really couldn’t be easier. I also threw a few variations in at the end for you overachievers! Oh and the milk carton is from our Picnic Lunch pattern.

Here’s what I used:

1 sheet wool blend felt in Camel (will make at least 3 cookies)

Scraps of chocolate brown felt.

Thread to match Camel colored felt

Thread to match  Chocolate colored felt

A small amount of batting, I prefer wool batting.

OPTIONAL: Stuffing beads (these add a small about of weight to the cookie which makes them more fun to play with and can help a child develop a sense of balance when picking them up with a toy spatula.)

Felt and batting can be purchased at American Felt and Craft.

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For each cookie:

Cut light brown colored felt into 2  3″  circles

Cut Chocolate colored felt in 1/4″ circles (as many chips as desired)

Cut Batting into a slightly smaller than 3″ circle.

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Step 1 Sew chips onto outside of one of the cookie rounds, since you are using felt your only goal is to affix them firmly so a simple X stitch on top will do.  I used light green here for illustration.

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Step 2 Check batting size by sandwiching between the two cookie halves, now is the easiest time to trim it if you need to.

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Step 3 with batting removed whip stitch around outer perimeter until your a little more than halfway done, stop and place your batting and stuffing beads (if using) into cookie. Whip stitch the rest of the way around and your cookie is complete!

Varations on the theme:

Cookie Counters:

felt counting cookies from American Felt and Craft Make the desired number of cookies using 1 chocolate chip on the first, 2 on the second and so on. Before sewing the pieces together using cross stitch thread back stitch numbers onto cookie bottoms before sewing matching cookie tops and bottoms together.

You and your little one can practice basic math skills by counting the number of chocolate chips and then turning the cookie over to see the corresponding number. They can also be used to learn the numbers by asking questions like, Which cookie has the number 4 on it and then turning them over and counting to see if the child is right. These are a big hit at my house!

Gifted with love

Felt food chocolate chip cookies

Your felt cookies are sure to last a lifetime or two so why not help history out a bit by marking their beginning.  Here I used Orchid colored felt to cut a small heart shape followed by the giver and the year.

White Chip

Chocolate and white chip cookies

By using the same process you can make a white chocolate chip cookie. Here I used Chocolate and Buttercream felt.  Perhaps you live in a magical house where cookies are pink and purple, the combinations are endless… have fun and send pictures!

Andie
American Felt and Craft

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