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Felt Fascinator DIY

I have a fascination with fascinators and when I was given the opportunity to use the new Cricut Explore, I knew immediately that that’s what I wanted to make. (Say fast felt fascinator three times fast!) I’m in the Cricut Design Space STAR! competition and this is my first entry. The category is fashion and my team’s theme is yellow. Before I get into my tutorial, just take a look at the yellow awesomeness of Team 10!

Cricut Design Space Star Team 10

Read through to the end of the post for all their links! Now, let me show you how easy my felt fascinator is!

Felt Fascinator

For this project, you will need:

  • three pieces of felt
  • interfacing
  • iron
  • Cricut Explore
  • Cricut Explore Deep Cut Blade
  • bow design (available on Cricut Design Space)
  • donut design (available on Cricut Design Space)
  • thread and needle
  • headband

**Note** I made this when the Cricut Explore was the only machine. If you’re using a newer machine, like the Cricut Maker, you won’t need to use the interfacing and can use the rotary blade.

I started by ironing the interfacing onto the felt. Put the rough side of the interfacing onto the felt and iron. Do this for all three pieces.

felt and interfacing


I then pulled up the bow template in Cricut Design Space and watched the machine smoothly cut out the shapes. I cut out bows on two of the pieces of felt.

Cricut Explore at work

The pieces are easy to pull off of the mat and interfacing. You’ll be left with pieces to make two bows. I used a combination of colors for the bows. I only used one for this fascinator, but will use the other bow soon. I put the pieces together and put a small stitch in the middle to hold it together.

bow pieces

felt bow

I then pulled up the donut shape in Design Space and cut out the last piece of felt.

donut shape

I used the “donut” piece. Start pleating your way around by folding from the middle out with the interfacing side of the felt on the bottom. I did a combination of ironing the pleats down and stitching them together in the middle.


iron the pleats

stitch the pleats

You’ll end up with something like this:

fascinator base

Finally, it’s time to attach the bow to the fascinator base. I did this with a few stitches once I had it positioned how I wanted.

attach the bow

The final step is to attach the fascinator to the headband. Again, I just stitched the felt fascinator to the headband.

felt fascinator

I’m all sorts of in love with how my felt fascinator turned out and can’t get over how easy it was with my Cricut Explore. I can see many more felt fascinators in my future!

Felt Fascinator

Now that I’ve shared my felt fascinator with you, I’d love for you to visit my teammates!

Cricut Design Space Star Team 10

Fashion & Aztec-nology by A Southern Mother
Hexagon Necklace & Earrings by One Krieger Chick
Yellow Submarine Tote by Let’s Eat Grandpa
Painted Pony Tee by Sweet Rose Studio
DIY Baby Moccasins by Confetti Sunshine
Hot Air Balloon Sweatshirt by Crafting in the Rain

Check them all out and show them some love!

**I received my Cricut Explore as part of the Cricut Design Space Star competition. **

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    1. Honestly, I just used whatever was on sale! I ironed on the interfacing and probably spent too much time on it, and then I flipped it over and ironed the felt side, too. I have no idea if that made any difference, but It was pretty flat instead of fluffy, if that makes sense.

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