Felt is the ultimate craft fabric! Our 72" wide, 100% acrylic felt is great for art displays, athletic pads, costumes, craft projects, flags, pocketbook stiffeners and window displays. You can even hark back to Edwardian style with a bowler hat made from black felt. Felt is also perfect for some of the more prosaic jobs you can think of such as chair glides and pads for lamps and telephones.Get some more ideas for Craft Felt Fabric here!
Felt has many properties which contribute to it being such a fun fabric to work with: 100% acrylic felt is of superior quality and uniformity, and is easy to cut and handle. It is has a soft hand or feel and drapes well.
We have over a dozen brilliant colors to choose from. Regardless of what project you have in mind, make some room for J&O's Craft Felt fabric. At J&O we also carry essential notions that you will need for your felt projects. Don't forget to pick up glue, scissors or measuring supplies.
Caring for Felt Fabric
Unlike wool felt, our 100% acrylic felt is machine washable. Do not let felt soak for a long period. Once the wash cycle is done these craft felt fabrics can be laid flat over a white 100% cotton towel to air dry. This will avoid any heat damage from a drying machine and the accumulation of static.
If you prefer, these felt fabrics can also be dry cleaned. Doing so will help them retain their vibrant colors longer.
In Case of Stains On Your Felt Fabric
Gently blot up stains as quickly as possible with a clean, white towel being careful not to rub the fabric. If the substance spilled is thick (i.e. mud, candle wax, etc.), allow time for it to dry before prying it off and brushing away the residue. Prompt attention to stains increases success in removing them.
How to Store Your Felt Fabrics
If you are going to store your felt fabrics for any period of time, be sure to have them properly laundered first to prevent dust, soil and stains from attracting critters. Furthermore, avoid storing your craft felt fabrics in attics, basements and other places that tend to be vulnerable to mold, mildew and insects and other threats. The best storage location is a cool, dry room. If using a closet, make sure there is sufficient air circulation to prevent mold growth. Always store your fabrics out of direct sunlight.
Your 100% acrylic felt fabrics can be stored in bags of linen, cotton or muslin. Do not use plastic bags, cedar chests or cardboard boxes for storage. Fumes from polyurethane foam, cedar closets and acids in unvarnished wood and cardboard can damage your felt fabrics. Acid free tissue paper can also be employed.
If possible, store your felt fabrics rolled rather than folded to prevent difficult to remove creases from forming. If folding the fabric is your only option, try to remove and refold it regularly to prevent permanent creasing.
* The above information is intended to aid our customers in their fabric projects. These suggestions are based on manufacturer's recommendations and customer insights. The above statements are not intended to be understood as unequivocal or applicable to every circumstance. Therefore, J&O Fabrics is not responsible for the results of the implementation of these cleaning methods.