UPDATED (ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED MAY 1, 2020 11:01 AM)
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What’s softer than a knit but tougher than a weave? Felt. Thought to have been discovered when prehistoric people slept on and inadvertently compressed sheep’s wool, felting is a textile-making practice older than either knitting or weaving. Used for garment-making, mixed media art, and home improvement jobs alike, felt is a durable and versatile material. Finding the perfect felt fabric for your project may be as simple as browsing through our picks below.
1. ARTEZA Felt Fabric Sheets
ARTEZA’s pack of 50 felt sheets includes a full spectrum of rainbow colors. Measuring 12 by 14 inches, this selection of large felt swatches also offers glitter, metallic, and neon options. Made of pressed polyester fibers, these sheets can stand up to being cut, glued, folded, ironed, and washed. While many felt sheet textiles are flimsy and soft and come apart easily, this product is super stiff and durable.
2. Life Glow Felt Fabric Squares
If sparkle isn’t your thing, choose Life Glow’s pack of 40-piece pack of stiff polyester felt 12-by-12 inch squares. With the same spectral range as the product above, these squares are just as high quality and brightly colored. The rainbow’s at your fingertips: each solid square is a different color. Not easily torn but smooth to cut and fold, this felt is safe to iron and is non-irritative to the skin.
3. Woolous Felt Fabric Sheets
The felt squares in this 28-piece pack from Woolous measure 10 by 8 inches. They’re great for covering bulletin boards, making costumes, and embroidering. The acrylic fabric is soft and pliable without being flimsy and it’s washer and iron safe. Great for projects that require multiple sheets of the same shade, this pack of felt in seven different colors has all the primary and secondary bases covered.
4. Caydo Adhesive Backed Felt Fabric Sheets
For textiles with staying power, stick with Caydo’s assorted color pack of adhesive-backed felt fabric sheets. These super vibrant, super sticky sheets come are perfect for a range of projects and eliminate the need for glue. Easy to cut and customize, this felt won’t bubble once applied or leave residue when removed.
5. Flic-Flac Assorted Color Felt Pack
For a higher quality craft textile, go with Flic-Flac’s pack of 42 felt squares, each a different color. The sheets measure 6 by 6 inches and are made of a high-density material so they won’t unravel or tear when you cut them. Washer and iron safe, these squares are perfect for any sewing project. Sew, glue, staple and cut these squares without a hitch thanks to their balance of durable construction and pliability.