Precious Patterns told me about how much she liked the eco felt, I decided to try it. She directed me to Brittney at Felt for Less and I ordered a small skin tone pack as I didn't want to pay much money for something I wasn't sure I would like. It came today!
Opened the package and there was the felt nicely tied with a ribbon. I was quite surprised how soft it felt and it was thicker than I expected and I couldn't see through it! Colors were vibrant and even. Decided right then I had to try it out.
I like to trace patterns onto freezer paper, iron to felt, and then cut them. Plastic melts. Would it work. I had already been warned that it would melt at high heat but I don't need high heat for the freezer paper. I set my iron to silk, let it heat up, cut a 2" piece of freezer paper and ironed it on. No melting at all and it came off very nicely. Even ironed it on again to be sure and it worked.
Passed 2 tests so far - no see through and doesn't melt at low heat. Would it pass #3 - handstitching. And it passed. Both the needle and thread sailed through the felt and the stitches laid flat. #4 - I had no trouble stuffing it with polyester stuffing and it laid smooth. Here's what I made.
And the price is excellent. 1/2 yard of wool felt runs around $4.50. 1/2 yard of Britt's eco felt runs around $2.00. Guess where my first internet stop will be on payday!
Like to try some. Be sure to enter my giveaway here. You could win 2 of Mary's Precious Patterns finger puppet pdfs AND some of Britt's Felt for Less eco felt.