So Pretty Felt book review

So Pretty Felt copyI LOVE felt. It’s one of my favorite things to craft with, but because I’ve got decoupage as a full time job, I don’t get to do projects with it as much as I would like. Honestly, I’m also not that savvy with felt. If it comes to anything more than simply cutting it out and glueing to things or a few simple folds, well – I don’t know what I’m doing. It’s these times where books like So Pretty! Felt: 24 Stylish Projects to Make with Felt come in handy. I’m a knitter, so I’m all about instructional text and patterns when it comes to getting the job done. That is what this book provides and more, along with beautiful projects and photography. So that you get a better idea of what to expect inside, here are my five favorite things about this book.

So Pretty Felt 51. The introductory section at the beginning of the book. I don’t know anything about the tools required to use/manipulate felt. I also have no idea how to select felt or how to care for it. That is where the front of this text comes in handy. If you are a newbie to felt crafting (at least this kind of felt crafting) then you’ll value this introduction. It might even show you experienced folks a few things you didn’t know.

So Pretty Felt 22. The collection of different artists featured. This was such a pleasant surprise. When I received the book, I had no idea that it was a compilation of a variety of designs – which I personally love. I really like it when books have a selection of designers so that I can get a different feel for styles and designs. It adds to the projects for me.

So Pretty Felt 3 3. The fact that the projects are simple. Sure, some are a little more complicated to make than others. But what I enjoy about the projects in this book is that they all have a simple beauty. There’s nothing overly busy that makes me think I’d never make that. In fact, I can see making most of the projects in this book. And I won’t have to devote my life to do it, either. There are some really quick felt projects in here.

So Pretty Felt 44. It’s not all about embellishments. The #1 thing that I think of when I think of felt is embellishing. For instance, a tote, a shirt, a headband. While there are certainly some of those projects in the book, that is not ALL of the projects. There are some gift items, fashion, home decor . . . it’s a great selection. So don’t worry that it’s all just felt rosettes; you’ll get a lot more.

So Pretty Felt 15. My favorite project: the sharon headband. I always pick a favorite project, and I’m in love with this headband. I forget that felt can be beautifully embroidered (I’ve actually never done it), and this is a perfect example of how to take something basic and make it wardrobe worthy with simple touches. And embroidery is discussed at the beginning of the book if you aren’t sure about it.

So Pretty Felt is a winner – and truly lives up to its name. These projects are gorgeous and I’m impressed!


  1. Kristin k says

    I love working with felt and if I don’t win I am going to buy this book, it looks amazing!

  2. Melissa k. says

    Oh my gosh. I WANT this book badly. I love crafting with felt and this book looks awesome. I’d love to win it! Thanks for the chance.

  3. Nancy says

    LOVE working with felt and am always ready to learn new techniques and ideas! Thanks for sharing this book! Would love it for my library and for inspiration for our church bazaar.

  4. Kris says

    LOVING this blog of yours! And really loving the variety of projects you bring us. HELLO felt!! This looks like ONE more I gotta do!

  5. Katie says

    I have always wanted to learn how to felt. I am not a knitter…I crochet, & I have seen some really cool felt projects by crocheters. Plus I have a craft book collection I’m always looking to add to.

  6. Donna IngallS says

    I would love to give this book to my 84 year old, crafty mother. She and her ladies group love to get together and craft. This looks like great fun for them.

  7. Wendy Yeung says

    I definitely want this book for my creativity club so we can all do these projects together!

  8. Mel Kolstad says

    I would LOVE this book for myself! :) I’ve been wanting to work with felt for a long time now, and these projects look so fun and modern! Crossing my fingers! 😀

  9. Jenn S. says

    I would keep it for myself. I have wanted to learn more about felt crafting.

  10. Brenda Peick says

    I also like that they have different styles of design – It always gives me more ideas than just what’s in the book.

  11. Sherry Shapiro says

    FOR myself! I make wreaths using felt and would love to learn other applications!!

  12. Jennifer Littlefield says

    I love felt crafts. I would love to have a copy of this book for myself.

  13. SolveIg says

    I would love to have this book! I’m currently not using much felt in my projects, but I want to learn.

  14. jenn says

    LOVE the bouquet especially! I would get the book just for that project! Thanks for the giveaway!

  15. Kay says

    This looks gorgeous. I would love this because I want to make the pillow with flowers on it. I love to read craft books for inspiration. Thanks for a great giveaway.

  16. Alice Clark says

    I have a huge stash of felt and I’d really like to try something new. The book looks like a WONDERFUL array of new ideas and projects!

  17. says

    I would love to win this book! Alot of projects I’d like to try.
    I hope I win it!! Thanks so much for the chance!