How to cut Wool Felt
Cutting wool felt when crafting is relatively easy, and can be done using a pair of sharp scissors like Fiskars or Kai brands that are no bigger than 5' with a nice soft handle.
Here are some tools to get before you start
- Scissors - Fiskars or Kai 5'
- Mini Iron - We like this one from Spotlight it's so cute!
- Mini Ironing Board - Buy Here (these are AMAZING!)
- Reynolds Freezer Paper (get this from Spotlight too)
- Pen to mark your freezer paper - preferably not a lead pencil as the lead can sometimes rub off and mark your felt)
Here's a step-by-step guide:
- Start by placing your wool felt on a flat surface. Smooth out any wrinkles or bumps to ensure a clean, even cut by using your mini iron. If you don't have one, use your regular iron on high heat with no steam (steam will shrink the felt)
- Then trace out your shape onto the matt side (non-shiny side) on Reynolds Freezer paper and roughly cut the shape out around your traced line.
- Take your freezer paper and iron it shiny side down onto the felt using the same heat settings in step one.
- Hold the felt lightly with one hand, and use a sharp pair of scissors to cut along the marked lines. Make sure to follow the lines closely and cut slowly to avoid any mistakes.
- For curved or intricate shapes, it may be helpful to make small snips along the edge of the felt to create a guide for your scissors.
- Remember to keep your scissors sharp to ensure clean cuts, and to work slowly and carefully to avoid mistakes. The best practice is to put a ribbon or a mark on the scissors to remind you to use these only for felt cutting.
By following these steps, you should be able to cut wool felt easily and accurately for your crafting projects.
Take a look at this short video to give more intricate information on cutting our beautiful 100% Australian Wool Felt.