Ashley Hough

Working with Felt

with Ashley Hough

In this class you will get an in-depth look at some of the different types of felt available and see how to best use them. Your instructor, Ashley Hough will discuss wool felt as well as wool blend felts- which are generally blended with acrylic. 100% acrylic felt is some of the most readily available, easiest to find and comes in a variety of colors, prints, thicknesses, and types.

This class will also teach you the best ways to mark and cut your felt. Ashley will discuss some of the different marking techniques and tools and show how some of them can actually damage the felt.

You will learn several different hand sewing stitches to use when sewing with felt, depending on what you are assembling and where the stitches are on the project. Ashley will demonstrate stitches like the running stitch, back stitch and blanket stitch.

Once you learn how to mark, cut and sew your felt- you will have several fun projects to make. This class comes with patterns for bowls, pincushions, ornaments and more. You will also learn about some of the best ways to care for your felt and your newly made felt projects.

  • 5 Sessions
  • 1h 13m
Ashley Hough

Ashley Hough

Ashley has sewn for years. Her mother taught her at a very young age. When first starting out, she stuck to mastering commercial patterns before venturing into creating her own. Her patterns have been featured in Sew News, Sew It All, and she has even been on Sew It All TV. Quilting is somewhat new to Ashley, but she dove in head first – coming up with an original design for her first quilt that included curved seams and hand appliqué! She was even lucky enough to have it featured in one of Quilty’s "This is My Quilt" episodes. Ashley loves all things crafty, from sewing to knitting, crochet to quilting, and everything in between. When she isn’t working on a new project or learning a different technique she loves teaching her passion to others.

Bonus materials available after purchase

Class Resource Basket Patterns

Download this PDF for detailed patterns to make felt baskets in various shapes

Class Resource Ornament Patterns

Download this PDF for detailed ornament patterns to decorate your home

Class Resource Pincushion Patterns

Download this PDF for detailed patterns for cute pincushions to use in your sewing room or give as gifts

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