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. Sue Goodin says:

    I could see pillows made out of this with contrast fabric showing through, or maybe a purse

  2. bridget says:

    I would love to use it in an invitation (I design & Gocco them for weddings and the like), perhaps as trim or a masking layer that lets the main invitation peek through from behind.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  3. amylouwho says:

    My favorite color! I would love it on the hem of a skirt or made into a flower for a hair clip or brooch!

  4. Marisa says:

    Wow thar stuff would be superfun to play with!

  5. Andrea V. says:

    Mmmmmm – I would add it to the wool felt crowns I make for the preschoolers at my child care center – how fancy they would be!

  6. Lindsay Ramon says:

    This is beautiful! It would look neat as the front panel of a decorative pillow on top of a nice contrasting color.

  7. Holly says:

    I would overlay the felt over a nearly solid print and make it into a scarf. Perhaps reversable? The other side could be patchwork. So many textures and colours would be pretty!

  8. Melanie Bonn says:

    The textural and visual effect of punching the felt is so beautiful and unique. I am imagining some kind of layering effect with a bright color from behind on a pillow or bag.

  9. carmel says:

    very cute! looks great on the hand bag!

  10. Molly says:

    I LOVE this! Been trying to figure out how to punch holes/shapes in felt for awhile, with super mediocre results. My head spins with possibilities…

  11. Martha says:

    beautiful fabric, rich color.
    have no clue… really gets me thinking though..