How to Make Pinwheels with Felt

By Brittni • Updated on 02/15/2024

How to make pinwheels with felt! Cute tutorial for making pinwheel hair clips and beyond.

Felt pinwheels in colorful felts in hand.

Here’s an adorable tutorial for felt pinwheel hair combs from Mayi Carles, who has a really cute shop by the same name. You may remember Mayi from this studio tour and interview earlier in the month. And today Mayi is sharing her secrets on how to make these playful accessories.

They would make for a great party project to supervise with a group of kids (yes, they’ll probably need supervision since there is some hand sewing involved). Don’t you think? Here’s what you’ll need…

How to Make Felt Pinwheels

Materials:

  • your choice of two colors of eco friendly felt sheets
  • two pearls
  • matching color thread
  • scissors
  • silicon glue
  • metal comb
  • brand label (optional)

step by step photos to show how to make felt pinwheels

Instructions (Felt Pinwheels)

Step 1. Cut two circles approximately 2.25 inches in diameter

Step 2. Delicately apply glue to the two circles and place on the other color felt (see image above to know how it should look)

Step 3. Remove excess felt to make two circles

Step 4. Cut a one inch X on each circle

Step 5. Sew together the four points of the X (again, see image to know what it should look like)

Step 6. Repeat step five with the remaining circle. And feel free to switch the inside parts on the second one to get a different look

Step 7. Sew the pearls on to the middle of each pinwheel

Step 8. Sew the two pinwheels together. Stitch them together on the back so you can’t see this part from the front

Step 9. Sew in the hair accessory of your choice. Here we are using a hair comb, but you could easily use a bobbin pin instead if you would like

Step 10. OPTIONAL: Delicately cover all your stitch work with a piece of felt and add your personal label

Instructions for how to make felt pinwheels

red and blue felt pinwheels on hair clip, resting in female's hand

Don’t have the time to make these yourself?

You can purchase your own already made pinwheel hair accessories in a variety of colors from Mayi’s shop.

Rainbow pinwheels for parties and beyond (made of felt)

brightly colored felt pinwheels on hair clips

What else can I make with felt?

  • Felt flowers are a really great (and cute) item you can make with the same materials.
  • A unique gift wrap idea using colorful felt.
  • And speaking of unique gift wrap, here’s one more idea for making felt envelopes (great for gift cards).

Felt Pinwheels Tutorial

Here's an adorable tutorial for felt pinwheel hair combs from Mayi Carles, who has a really cute shop by the same name. You may remember Mayi from this studio tour and interview earlier in the month. And today Mayi is sharing her secrets on how to make these playful accessories. They would make for a great party project to supervise with a group of kids (yes, they'll probably need supervision since there is some hand sewing involved). Don't you think? Here's what you'll need...
Total Time30 minutes
Cost: $5

Ingredients

  • your choice of two colors of eco friendly felt sheets
  • two pearls
  • matching color thread
  • scissors
  • silicon glue
  • metal comb
  • brand label optional

Instructions

  • Step 1. Cut two circles approximately 2.25 inches in diameter
  • Step 2. Delicately apply glue to the two circles and place on the other color felt (see image above to know how it should look)
  • Step 3. Remove excess felt to make two circles
  • Step 4. Cut a one inch X on each circle
  • Step 5. Sew together the four points of the X (again, see image to know what it should look like)
  • Step 6. Repeat step five with the remaining circle. And feel free to switch the inside parts on the second one to get a different look
  • Step 7. Sew the pearls on to the middle of each pinwheel
  • Step 8. Sew the two pinwheels together. Stitch them together on the back so you can't see this part from the front
  • Step 9. Sew in the hair accessory of your choice. Here we are using a hair comb, but you could easily use a bobbin pin instead if you would like
  • Step 10. OPTIONAL: Delicately cover all your stitch work with a piece of felt and add your personal label
Tried this recipe?Mention @paperandstitch or tag #paperandstitch!

A BIG thank you to Mayi Carles for allowing me to share her tutorial here today. Please check out Mayi’s shop to view more of her handmade goodies.

And for more easy diy projects, visit the tutorial page with more than 30 projects.

12 comments | Click here to reply

Beautiful color combinations. Really nice idea

Rado

That’s a great idea!!! thank’s a lot for the DIY!

Sab

Awesome Patricia. Love the red and pink pinwheel that you made. Thanks for sharing the link on your blog.
-Brittni

papernstitch

On this sunny day I made this lovely pinwheel and I posted it on my blog with a link to yours

love to see more

Patricia

sweet sweet sweet!

Lisa

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Great tutorial. I love these pinwheel hair combs, so adorable! I’m going to try this! Thanks for sharing

hair accessories

These are great! Thanks for the tutorial! I made them for my daughter & niece so much fun! Can’t wait to make more!!!

Terri

These are so colourful and cute! What a clever project – thanks so much for sharing. I think I want one in ever colour x

Nancy

Beautiful colors -great tone on tone!

Renae Bradley

Beautifull idea!!!!!!
I’m going to try it!!!

neli

What a cute project. I’ll have to try this with my daughter.

sandy
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