Felt Scrap Bowl Tutorial

Felt Scrap Bowl Tutorial

Mixed Media Bowl made from Felt Scraps

Last year I made felt poinsettias for Christmas out of red and green felt. I ended up with a pile of felt scraps. I saved them of course. Who knows when you’ll need a small piece of felt? Recently, I saw someone online (I’m sorry I don’t remember where or have a link) making scrap bowls from left over quilter’s cotton fabric.  I thought that would make the perfect project for using up my felt scraps. So I used water-soluble stabilizer, some yarn, the felt scraps and free motion stitched it up on my sewing machine. It worked like a charm.

I have included the PDF tutorial below (Thanks Karen for helping me out with that!) and I’d love to see what you make using the tutorial. After I made the bowl, I thought it would be a great idea to use the green scraps to make small Christmas tree ornaments. I haven’t gotten those done yet but if I do, I’ll show you how they come out. This process could be used in a number of different ways and I’d love to hear if you come up with a different way to use the technique. Have fun and if you make something from the tutorial be sure to post it to our Flickr group photos.


17 thoughts on “Felt Scrap Bowl Tutorial

  1. What a great way to use up all those odds and ends of felt and yarn lying around! Thanks for the tutorial.

  2. Ruth this would have to be one of my favorite pieces to see, it looks so beautiful and its hard to believe its made from scrap. amazing 🙂

  3. Thanks Joy. I think I bought the stabilizer at JoAnn’s. You should be able to find it at most fabric stores, quilting stores or certainly online if you have no local resources. I think the kind I used was Solvy brand.

  4. Ruth I love, love this idea. So many possibilities! It’s now 2023 and I’m only now seeing your technique. I love working with ArtFelt paper and I will try making your bowl with it. I will still need to use an additional stiffener since ArtFelt shows if you don’t remove it. Since you wrote this new stabilizing products have some on the market (I read about them here) and I may try them with ArtFelt. Not sure much to be gained using but products but I guess I’m just playing with it. There are so many ways to embellish that my head is spinning right now. Thanks so much for your clever idea!

    1. Barbara, I’m glad that you have enjoyed this post that I wrote so long ago. It still has many possibilities, doesn’t it? I have not used the ArtFelt product and yes, there are many stabilizing products too. I hope you will show us your results.

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