Maybe I should have called this post: how to cut lots of perfect felt circles really fast. I'm sure there are some wonderful tutorials out there about felt circles. There might even be some lovely fancy felt circle cutting tool... there has to be. In fact, if you know about any of these resources, please feel free to point me in the right direction... but for now I'd love to share my little discovery from yesterday. I was sorting some deconstructed wool suiting for a future project and had a sudden desire to cut some felt circles. There's no stopping me when I get one of those creative urges, but have you ever tried to cut circles free hand? Not so easy. Cutting around templates doesn't work well for me, either. Drawing directly on fabric has been positive in the past ... so I came up with this cheater sort of method. I used a plastic used spool and a jar lid for printing directly onto the felt. My white stamp pad was just right. Pop... pop... pop those circles added up quickly and were so easy to cut!
I have a nice growing stack for what... not sure, yet. Two did get put to immediate good use. The back of a favorite wool sweater had emerged from storage a little eaten up. Pop! Pop! Placing those circles right over the holes! Hmm... should I scatter dots all over the back of the sweater? Either way, I love having an abundance of circles- they just make me happy.