Archive for the 'felt' Category
EcoSpun felt is made from post-consumer recycled PET plastic bottles. It’s sold in a 72″ width for $5.99 a yard with a minimum order of one yard.
PET, in case you were wondering, is polyethylene terephthalate. PET is the plastic used to make #1 bottles. There are issues with plastic recycling, and I’d rather see fewer plastic bottles made and used in the first place, but since they exist I’m glad there are some options for using them to make new products.
Here are the color choices for EcoSpun felt: blue, yellow, gold, orange, baby pink, shocking pink, fuschia, red, ruby, baby blue, cadet blue, royal blue, navy, grape, orchid, purple, apple green, pirate green, kelly green, white, antique white, cashmere tan, cocoa brown, silver grey, charcoal, and black.
They also carry organic cotton and organic cotton blends (woven, stretch jersey knit, fleece, several lovely colors of canvas, and terry), hemp and hemp blends in some nice warm colors, and eco-friendly pillow forms and batting.”
click on any image below to go directly to a tutorial for the shoes, slippers, booties, etc.–please let me know if you are aware of a tutorial I’ve missed.
The majority of hits to [her] blog are from searches for baby shoe patterns. [She has] written about this topic before but [has] been adding to [her] collection since then.
Free baby shoe/shoes patterns:
1st step shoes (Japanese) for pattern click here (pdf)
Bootie Pattern to Sew (pdf)
3-seam baby footies
Fleece Chinese slippers
Tacky baby shoes
Soft-sole leather baby shoes
10-minute bootie pattern and instructions (very similar to the pattern I used for these)
30-minute bootie pattern
Heather Bailey’s Bitty Booties
Today I concentrate on free patterns and tutorials for hats made from fabric or felt. If you know of any I’ve not yet posted, please write a comment and I’ll include it in a new post.