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I don’t know about you, but I cannot STAND the sound of chairs scratching on the floor. I used to buy tons of those self-adhesive felt pieces to stick on the bottom of chairs, then I finally smartened up when I realized just how easy it would be to make my own DIY chair felt pads, and for FREE at that! How is that possible? Using tiny scraps of felted wool sweaters, of course!
I collect old wool sweaters and felt them on purpose in the washing machine so that I can use this wonderfully versatile fabric for all sorts of sewing and crafting projects! Felted wool, or cooked wool, is perfect for DIY chair felt pads because it is much thicker than regular felt, so it can better withstand the weight of an adult on it.
Get your materials ready, and I promise that you’ll have perfect soft and squishy anti-scratch floor protectors in just 10 seconds or so!
- Scraps of wool sweaters
- Fabric scissors*
- Glue gun or other strong glue
- Permanent marker (I used a Sharpie*)
Before you start, make sure you’ve completely machine felted your wool sweaters according to the directions in this post. This is a great project to use up teeny tiny pieces of leftover felt sweaters. I prefer using felted sweaters because they are eco-friendly and much thicker and softer than their store-bought counterparts, however feel free to use regular wool or acrylic felt for this project if you don’t feel like felting a sweater.
Make the DIY chair felt pads:
1. Put the scrap of cooked wool under the leg of the chair and trace around it with the Sharpie*.
2. Cut the shape out inside the traced line with good sharp fabric scissors*, then use that shape as a guide to cut out three more of the same size.
Isn’t crafting with scraps of felted wool such fun? Check out some of my other great tutorials using this super versatile material!
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