I’m trying to make something out of felt. I happened to have a bunch of that acrylic craft felt hiding out in my fabric stash and so I started out last night trying to work with it. It’s fine. cheep feeling and seems like it would be a pain to sew and would rip easily. So I’ve decided to use this as my prototype.
Fist I had to decide if I should use 100% wool or a wool blend and also, where to go to get it. One of m local fabric stores sells 100% wool by the yard. I don’t need that much though! So I bought 10 sheets through an Etsy seller.
Here is what I found about working with 100% wool vs. a blend. People will strong advocate for either one and it seems like it might be a matter of preference, depend on the project and how much you want to spend.
I’m hoping that using 100% wool felt will mean that my final project won’t pill!
Old School Acres has a nice breakdown.