Felt Week: Sunfelt (With Giveaway!)

Punching Felt by Sunfelt

Patisserie Soleil Punching Felt by Sunfelt

Punching Felt by Sunfelt-4

Ha ha, you thought the Quilt Market posts were over, but I just had to withhold this one for felt week. Last year’s post about Sunfelt of Japan was a popular one, and I still get emails about where to find their products. (Short Answer: Superbuzzy and Lit’l Brown Bird!) Last year, there were all kinds of die-cut shapes, felt food, and ribbons to ogle over; this year, Sunfelt was promoting their new line called Punching Felt. These are sheets of felt with shapes punched out of them, creating a patterned surface. They look great layered over solid felt or regular solid or patterned cottons. There are hearts, circles, flowers, and donuts, each available in a rainbow of colors. I’m not sure when this will be available, but a cursory Google search tells me that no one has it yet. Thanks to reader fujiapple, I now know it’s 100% polyester — but leave it to the Japanese to create a synthetic felt that you’d never know was synthetic. It looks like wool and seems much sturdier than cheap acrylic felt.

Sunfelt Punching Felt

And, why, yes, I did bring you home a roll for you! This is the donut pattern in a gorgeous peacock blue, 450x350mm (a little under 14×17 inches). To be eligible to win, leave a comment with an idea of how to use this insanely awesome felt. I will draw a winner next week, Wednesday, November 18, around 2pm Central U.S. time.

Sunfelt Punching Felt - Detail-2

Sunfelt Punching Felt - Detail


  1. Courtepointe says:

    Beautiful! I just love the colour and the pattern. This would be perfect for edging a cushion I plan to make for my daughter’s new bedding. It’s brown and that colour of blue, and I already have the perfect brown and tan stripe.
    Thanks for the generous giveaway!

  2. Ellen says:

    I’d love to use it as an overlay applique!

  3. Sarah says:

    How about a patch pocket on an A-line skirt, or unstructured & boxy style jacket? With a contrasting fabric lining so you could use it as a pocket with anything falling through or damaging the felt. This stuff is gorgeous – thanks for sharing!

  4. Michelle says:

    Gorgeous! This would be adorable as trim on a toddler dress, or maybe even for a doll!

  5. Leigh says:

    That is so cool! I’d love to use it as the bottom trim on a skirt for ME!

  6. fujiapple says:

    It says 100% Polyester :-)

  7. charlotte says:

    what a beautiful shade of blue!!! this would look great as the skirt overlay for a cloth doll as a pocket on a little girl’s dress. i can also see it on one of my doll quilts to spice things up… cute pocket or edging on them!

  8. anna says:

    Oh my gosh! This is so cool-I had been trying last month to create this effect with some of my craft wool with disastrous results-and then I didn’t want to waste any more wool! Thanks for thinking of such a nifty giveaway!

    I can think of sections on pillows-even though it’s polyester it might be interesting to see if some wool roving would help it needle-felt onto some pillow pieces. Also as an applique to create the look of a patterned piece of fabric for overlays on children’s clothing/jackets and Christmas ornaments. Speaking of the Christmas ornaments, I’d love to work with this and make a banner. Squee! Oh, and a table runner for sure! Perhaps over a patterned cotton…

    Pick me! pick me! I can’t stand it!

  9. giselle says:

    this would be so cool as a patch on a baby quilt – a little bit of texture change

  10. Mary P says:

    I think it would use it with a table runner or placemat–it would look great!

  11. Debra says:

    Right away when I saw the product, I knew what I need it for. I want to make my daughter a carrying case for her Leapster (computer learning system) and it needs to have two sides, one for the game and another that would utilize the felt that would hold the cartridges. It would be perfect, and so cute!

  12. abby o says:

    ooooooh, sooooo pretty. I’m thinking definitely a headband, and some pockets for the advent calendar I’m cooking up…

  13. Doina says:

    The top of a quilted bowl or middle (or edge) of a table runner.

  14. Lisa says:

    oh!!! How I love this!! I think this would look sooo cute as a scarf over pattern fabric. And pillows too. Oh! I hope I win!!

  15. Carrie says:

    So cool! I was thinking you could use it over cotton to make a snazzy holiday stocking.

  16. Rebecca says:

    Oh, what a sweet little dress it would make for a little felt doll.

  17. Patty says:

    I think it would be a great piece to put applique on and then have black underneath the blue piece. Kind of a stained glass type look.

  18. vanessa says:

    I’m not sure it would work, but I have a feeling my 11-year old would like a belt maded out of this… looks cool!

  19. April says:

    I think it looks gorgeous as a pocket (or handbag overlay like the photo in the post). One a plain colored or linen handbag this would give some really nice pop and texture.

  20. SewLindaAnn says:

    I would layer a piece of fabric underneath it and needlepunch each opening in a different color. I would seal the ends on the other side of the fabric w/mod podge. Then I would layer a soft batting and put it in a white distressed frame for textural color inspiration on my sewing room wall. Love the peacock blue, and the product itself is so innovative.

  21. Candi says:

    I would love to use this on an apron – it would make great pockets or trim/ties.

  22. Leigh says:

    I would use it as an overlay for a bag – for me! The entire bag – maybe a brown covered with the peacock blue – that would look so yummy!

  23. Rossie says:

    so gorgeous! I would use it in a quilt!

  24. Becky says:

    OMG. This stopped me in my tracks. I think it would be stunning backed as a dress panel, inserted on a bodice or used as edging on a hem!
    I think pillows and table runners would be stunning as well, but I want to show it off : )

  25. Rachel says:

    Very cool! It would be a great layer on a pocket. I’m thinking on a skirt, but it might not like the wash. Perhaps on a skirt.

  26. Jessica says:

    hmmm…I’m expecting a little girl, so I can think of is lil’ girl thingys…hmmm, maybe as an overlay for a pocket? What fun!

  27. katie s. says:

    it is too too cool! and with no wool, i could even use it to make my vegan husband something dorky. anti-wool husband has been bad news for a knitter & sewer addicted to cozy, natural fibers!

  28. camelama says:

    Oooo. I’m thinking teacozy! And nice hotpads for your hot mug of tea. And trim on a table mat. Oooo or trimming some seat cushions for my very hard and unyeilding chairs! :)

  29. Liz says:

    Ohmygod! Loving it. I’s use it for pockets on a cord dress for my daughter. And maybe on a matching skirt for me. I bought some felt ribbon with flower cut-outs a few years ago at Tinsel Trading and I STILL haven’t used it because I’m waiting for the perfect project. This gives me hope that there is more out there!

  30. Tong says:

    That’s a beautiful shade of blue, love it! I think it would be perfect for the Christmas tree ornaments I’m making for my baby cousins! And also for some cool coaster sets…

  31. Margaret says:

    How wonderful is that! I think I’d use it to make a cool tote with an outside pocket made of this felt.

  32. michelle says:

    i would use it as 2 pretty pockets on dresses for my little girls!!

  33. Elizabeth says:

    Pockets and trim on a tote bag! This is amazing!!

  34. Miggy says:

    Ok–I don’t know why I’m instantly thinking dinner table, but I think they’d make cute placemats….layered over another fabric. Or even a long table runner….coasters! I love it!

  35. Sequana says:

    This reminds me of sequin waste – I use that a LOT in collage.

    However, this felt I would use in quilt embellishment.

  36. Julia says:

    I think it would make lovely coasters or the trim on a cotton scarf!! It really is lovely!!

  37. Val says:

    Love love love the colour and the pattern is so fun. With a little baby here just starting to explore things with her hands, I’m seeing this in a baby cloth book.

  38. del4yo says:

    This, with red backing and a bit of yellow cord and a cute ladybug tag, would make a great book cover-Japanese way.

  39. Chelsea says:

    I love this, and the color is amazing! So many possibilities, but I love the idea of using it as a zipper pull or napkin rings. The overlay idea is great, as well. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  40. Lindsay says:

    I love, love, love this! It would be perfect on a pillow in my bedroom…I just painted a wall this color and it would make the *perfect* accent piece!

  41. Jenny says:

    what a darling pattern…I think it would be good on a Christmas stocking!

  42. carrie says:

    oh oh oh, so many things to make–placemats or table runners or coasters, since it’s so tough; a little valance or cafe curtains, as the light would come through so well; a lamp shade, for the same reason; a little changepurse-type zipper bag; a winter cap lined with some vivid cotton for a little person… and the list goes on…

  43. Catherine says:

    I would use it as an overlay on part of a baby’s play mat, maybe–such an interesting texture for little fingers to explore. Thanks for sharing. I missed this post last year.

  44. Beth says:

    LOVE! I would cover fabric cone trees with it for Christmas!

  45. Hilary says:

    The texture says “trivets” to me. But I’d like to see a cloth ball for babies with this pattern on some of the panels.

  46. Jeannie says:

    For detachable collar and cuffs on a sweater!

  47. Grace says:

    Looks like a good overlay for doll clothes or a scarf…..
    I love the color.

  48. mjb says:

    I think it would make a great accent on the pocket of a bag.

  49. Fanny says:

    I would love to use it to make a laptop sleeve. =)

  50. Holly says:

    i would cover a notebook with it. And address book. Probably a pen holder too. Or maybe I would wrap it around flower pots. Coasters would be cool.

    Okay, I gotta have this