There is just about 50 days of summer left...let's celebrate before the cooler weather comes to town. Now you might not think of using felt very much in the summer, but it is a great way to add texture and create dimension on your projects any time of year. Now I usually use 100% wool felt for my felt projects, but I get so many emails about using craft felt that I thought I’d try it for this project. The craft felt I’m using for this project is a blend of 35% Marino wool and 65% rayon and is about 2mm thick and comes in so many bright, fun summer colors.
- ScanNCut Machine and Accessories
- ScanNCut Standard Craft Mat
- 6” x 9” Craft Felt: Dark Pink, Light Pink, Peach, Light Peach, Dark Purple, Light Purple, Yellow, White, Green
- 9” x 19” Pennant
- Embroidery Floss in complementing colors
- Embroidery Needle
- Fabric Glue (or a Glue Gun)
- fcm Cut File
Watch this video on how to create this project for follow the written instructions below.
1. Begin by cutting out all of the felt pieces using the following built in designs:
(****NOTE: preform a test cut first to determine the correct settings. I used a standard blade depth of 11 and a pressure of 5, but your settings may be different depending on how new your mat and blade are and the type of felt you use.)
Use the scanning feature to cut shapes out of left over felt. Use up all those scraps!!!
When removing the felt from the mat be sure to gently weed out the negative pieces of felt and then use a spatula to remove the flower and leave pieces so they retain their shape.
2. Download the “summer” cut file here and then cut out the letters using the left over scraps of felt.
7. Using scraps of felt, cut thin strips of felt, about ¼” x 1 ½” long. Fold it in thirds or fourth and glue it onto the back of the flower to pop it up and give it some height. You can do this for just some of the flowers or all of them depending on your preference.
Do you want to attach a wooden dowel to it? Here's a video on how I did it:
Is your mat all gunky now from cutting felt? Here's a video on how to clean it!
Disclosure: Erin is a paid consultant and has received products from Brother to evaluate. However, the opinions expressed are entirely her own and based on her use of the products.
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