Book Review—Felt Friends from Japan: 86 Super-cute Toys and Accessories to Make Yourself

Naomi Tabatha’s Felt Friends from Japan: 86 Super-cute Toys and Accessories to Make Yourself is sure to delight fans of felt.

Super cute is right. Check out the darling little deer on the front cover. Ms. Tabatha’s designs are ideal for all skill levels and can be sewn by hand or by machine. There are tote bags, toys, and more.

Felt is a unique, non-woven fabric, which is made by compressing fibers together rather than weaving them. Felt is available in polyester, wool, and recycled fibers.

Felt comes in numerous colors and is sold as craft sheets or by the yard. Craft sheets are perfect for small projects, especially when you need several different colors. Felt by the yard is economical for larger projects.

Felt makes an excellent craft fabric for crafters of all ages. It is ideal for children’s crafts because it is durable, easy to cut, and does not ravel. It is great for projects that are glued together as well as for sewing projects.

This versatile craft material is very easy to sew. It can be sewn by machine or by hand with no problems because it sticks together and does not slip or draw down into the sewing machine feeddogs. Machine washable polyester felt keeps its vibrant color for years, as long as it is not exposed to excessive sun.

In addition to being wonderful craft material, felt can be use for non-slip, non-mar cushions on the bottoms of knick-knacks and jewelry chests. It is also a good lining choice for jewelry chests.