DIY Felt Tray Tutorial

August 22, 2019By Brother ScanNCutCanvasWorkspace, Fabric, Projects Opinion by Paid Consultant

ScanNCut Specialist Julie Fei-Fan Balzer creates a one-of-a-kind felt box using a fun project from CanvasWorkspace and her ScanNCut.

I was looking for a project to create using a small (about 12×12) piece of hand printed fabric I had. I couldn’t figure out what it was big enough for.  And then I found a cute FREE project on CanvasWorkspace:

I figured that I could make mine out of fabric instead of felt and it would jut be a little bit floppier.  No biggie.  I followed the instructions in the pdf for using my ScanNCut to cut out the pattern and assemble the tray and I love how it turned out!


I used some hand painted fabric on the inside as well as now I have this tray that feels 100% me!  In fact, I filled it with napkins and put it on the table that I painted, next to a plant pot that I made in pottery class…kind of a Julie-style overload!


I love it! 

Some things I might try with my next tray (and there will be a next one because this was such a quick and easy project):

  • Adding stabilizer between the layers to make it even more rigid.
  • One side as fabric and one side as felt (or cork fabric).
  • Making it out of paper.
  • Adding decorative stitching to the edges.

Cutting fabric with your ScanNCut is easy!  I used a mat with a High Tack Fabric Support Sheet and placed by fabric pattern-side down against the mat – fusible side up.  I also used a blade dedicated to cutting fabric.

I hope you’ll give this project a try!