Sunday 12 June 2011

Making "fuzzy felt" - (for americans flannel graph characters)

My last post was a quick one about Star Wars fuzzy felt. Here's how it was made, You need:
  • T-shirt transfer paper
  • Felt (Preferably white, but as light as possible)
  • Heat tool - iron or hair straighteners
  • Pictures on computer- printer
1. Gather pictures from online using clip art or an image search, or even scanning pictures. I personally copy all pictures and then paste them onto powerpoint and arrange them to get the best value from the paper.
2. Once happy with page, print onto transfer paper.
3. You can then iron straight onto the fabric, I only cut out to fit onto different sized felt.
4. Iron onto felt, as packet instructions. This will say the use of an iron but hair straighteners work just as well for small things (if you can't be bothered to get the iron out :)

5. Peel off the paper, I find the quicker this is done the cleaner the end result.
6. Cut out the pictures.
7. You can do any pictures you want, utilising interests and accompanying stories etc.


  1. Sigh, I totally knew how to do that. Why did I have to ask?

  2. Well question is why have I been spending a fortune on this kind of thing when could have been making all along

  3. Fab idea! Thank you for sharing!!!

  4. Do you wash the felt after you put on the transfer? My transfer paper says I need to wash fabric to set the transfer.... Thanks!

  5. Thank you so much for the fantastic idea. I teach kindergarten and want to introduce a felt board retelling center. You ideas will allow me to recreate stories we have read onto felt for them to play and retell. Thank you!

  6. What about words? Do you flip the image?

  7. An I understanding this... you print out your pattern in transfer paper .. then iron unto felt... the color transfers to the felt?????