How to Cut Felt

Posted by Renae Bradley on 01 August, 2017 6 comments

how to cut felt

It's surprisingly easy to cut shapes and patterns out of felt -and we have a technique that is much more precise than pinning, far less fuzzy then transfer pens and cleaner than chalk! And it's by far the most fun! The key is freezer paper (yes, the same paper you can wrap your food in!) and a sharp scissors.

how to cut felt

This is what you'll need:
-freezer paper
-pattern 
-felt
-iron
-pencil
-scissors

how to transfer a pattern to felt

1. First trace your pattern onto the matte side of the freezer paper.

Freezer Paper and Felt

2. Iron your freezer paper (wax side down) to your felt. The wax helps to adhere the paper to the felt.

Cut out shapes out of felt

3. Cut out your shapes. I find small scissors helpful when maneuvering around tight corners and sharp tips lend itself to clean and precise cuts.

Freezer paper transfer on felt

4. Peel paper off. If you find the paper difficult to peel away from the felt -ease up on the heat or reverse the pattern when tracing. You can also reuse your freezer paper -just re-iron and cut. Perfect!

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  1. Barbara October 25, 2017

    Thank you for this helpful information

  2. KimberlyRae October 25, 2017

    Does this method also work for die cutting the felt…?

  3. Kris September 28, 2017

    Thank you for this info! I’m going to try it today!

  4. Cathy September 06, 2017

    Thanks formthis tip!! Small correction— there are no freezer papers with wax — they are plastic coated on one sside (like Reynold’s) but this works beautifully using that paper!

  5. Benzie Design August 31, 2017

    Lisa -you’ll love it! It’s just getting back to the basics!

  6. Lisa August 12, 2017

    Can not wait to try this!!!!