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A file with the SVG file extension is a Scalable Vector Graphics file. These are files that are compatible with automated cutting machines such as the Cricut Maker, Cricut Explore Air 2, Silhouette CAMEO 2 & 3, Sizzix eclips2, Brother ScanNCut, and many others. Please check to ensure your cutting machine is compatible with this file type before purchasing IF you intend on using the optional SVG file included in the download.
The two most common paper sizes are the US Letter 8½”×11” (215.9mm×279.4mm) and A4 8.27”×11.69” (210mm×297mm). A4 size is a bit longer, while the US Letter is slightly wider. This can pose problems with printing if it wasn’t considered when making the document. Though designed on US Letter paper, I’ve tried my best to accommodate folks using A4 paper so everyone can enjoy my patterns.
This is a 100% synthetic felt, mainly made of either acrylic, polyester, rayon or a rayon/viscose blend. This type is very soft, but seems to have the most stretch and piling characteristics and I do not recommend using it for children’s toys. You will spend hours on a project, only to have it ruined during casual play.
Eco-Friendly or Eco-Fi Felt:
This felt is made of 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles. It has a similar look and feel to the craft felt, but in my experience pilling takes much longer to occur. It is also stiffer, which allows for simple embroidered designs without too much worry for stretching.
Wool Blend Felt:
This felt is made in part from real wool, usually in a ratio of about 20-35% wool and the remaining rayon. It comes in a very wide range of colors and tends to be thicker, stretches less and pills even less than other types. This is the type used in all the projects on Rainy Day Felt and is highly recommended.
100% Wool Felt:
As the name suggests, this is a completely natural felt. It is usually much thicker, sturdy, and sadly more expensive. Despite the cost, the resulting products are of high quality and will last for years to come. Other perks about wool felt: it’s flame, chemical, and mold resistant, hypoallergenic, and is a naturally renewable fiber.