Thursday, January 15, 2009

Felt Playmats

This Christmas I really wanted to make as many gifts as I could. I decided to make felt playmats for my nieces who are really into Littlest Pet Shop and Polly Pocket toys.

My friend Alison had made a racetrack out of felt for her son so I was inspired to use the same playmat idea to make a little park where Polly and the Littlest Pets could play.

I sewed a zippered pocket for pet and Polly storage.

And I added ribbon handles... that when folded up it could be a handy-dandy carrying tote.

Perfect for taking to a friend's house!
I didn't use any pattern, just made it up as I went. The first one took many hours and I stitched and ripped out stitches many times. But once I figured it out the second one was whipped up in no time. If I could do it over again I would use regular cotton fabric for the outside instead of felt. But overall I'm pleased with how they turned out and I'm happy to say they were a huge hit with my nieces.


  1. Love it! I agree with not using felt on the outside. I would change that too!


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