Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Felt Tools



There are a lot of girly projects floating around in blogland and not enough for the boys . . .

Need something for your little man?

How about some very manly tools made out of felt?



Perfect for fixing everything around the house . . . and they won't leave a dent on your furniture . . .

Want to make your own?  Here's how I made them:


First I drew up a pattern for my tools.

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Then I cut them out in felt.  Everything gray I cut two of to make my tools a little sturdier.  Everything else I cut one of.


I then pieced my tools together and sewed around the edges to give them a finished look.

You don't have to have a sewing machine to do this project though.  You can use "fusible webbing" or "wonder under" to fuse your pieces together with an iron, and then you don't have to sew them at all.  Very simple.  Anyone can make these.



Stay tuned for a tutorial on a tool box to put your shinny new tools in . . .

Happy Building!

21 comments:

  1. Too adorable! Could you scan your already made pattern to leave out the guess work? Mine always turn out wonky...ugh!

    Thanks again. CUTE idea!

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  2. These are so cute! My 1 year old boy is always running around with his big sisters toy screwdriver and I'm pretty sure he's going to gauge an eye out. These would just be perfect. Thanks for the cute idea!

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  3. I submitted these to Craft Gossip! I'm sure they'll show you some love.

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  4. You are so clever... I think I'm going to make these for Alex's birthday!

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  5. Thanks Sarah! And I'll try to get a template up soon so you can just print off your own pattern.

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  6. This is such a great idea! I would love a template of your pattern as well! Thanks for all of your fun ideas.

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  7. Those little tools are SO CUTE!!! I linked to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-felt-tools-for-little-hands/2010/04/06/

    --Anne

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  8. Very cute! You're so creative. Wish I'd made these for Aaron instead of buying little plastic tools that he DOES bang on the furniture ... and mirrors ... and windows! (In fact his hammer is currently hiding away in my spice cabinet so he can't get to it.)

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  9. I found this tute via Craft Gossip -- love it! My daughter has been asking for a set of tools for awhile. She's almost 3, so I want some that are kid-friendly. And, I don't want to pay a lot! This is perfect. I'll have to dig through my felt stash and find the supplies for her own tool kit.

    Thanks for sharing!
    -mab

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  10. I love that you shared your process for making the tools - it's very organized and makes a lot of sense (but simple!). Oh, and I just noticed you have a link to Dollar Store Crafts in your sidebar - thank you so much!

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  11. Just over from One Pretty Thing. I have a nephew this would be perfect for. Thanks for this great idea! Can't wait to explore what else you have on your blog.

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  12. LOVE THESE! I will be making some for my almost 2 year old stat!
    We have a friday fun find party, we'd love it if you'd link up!

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  13. This is great! I would love to make one for my son but I know my daughter would love them so much they would end up as "hers"

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  14. Hi, ladies. I'm so glad you were featured over at Craft Gossip. I saw these tools and the tool box and knew they were just perfect for our friend's birthday present. I made a set today and featured them, along with your tute over at my blog. Thanks for sharing!

    http://boyohboyohboycrafts.blogspot.com

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  15. LOVE this idea and will be making tools for my sons construction birthday party.

    I made my own patterns but prefer the one you have, is there are pattern available, perhaps I missed it somewhere?

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  16. OMG these are SO SWEET!!!! I absolutely love your blog..I will be following your posts from now on. :)

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  17. Love it, love it! Especially since I have zero sewing skills, but boy am I a glue-and-fusible webbing pro!

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  18. Thanks so much they were super easy and so cute

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  19. Great blog you have here! I host a link up party every Tuesday called Tot Tuesdays where you can link up crafts, activities, teaching resources, parenting stories or tips, recipes and things you’ve made for your toddler. I’d love it if you’d stop by sometime & link up!

    http://www.mydeliciousambiguity.com/

    Cheers!

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  20. So simple but so cute! Thanks for sharing ... I've posted a link.

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  21. These are so stinkin cute! I am featuring them as part of a toolbelt/set roundup over at http://bisforboycreations.blogspot.com/2011/03/fabulous-friday-finds-toolbelt-roundup.html
    thanks!

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