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    Default First time poster looking for help to create small felt circles

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    Hi all - great forum you have here, plenty to read!
    Can I ask for some help please?
    I want about 60 very small (4 or 5mm ish) black felt circles for a project that I am doing. I cut one out by hand but it took so long (and was so irregular) that I am looking for either a method to cut them from a sheet of black felt, or a place to buy them.
    I have tried a hold punch (for paper ) but it isn't sharp enough to cut. i have tired searching Google and Amazon etc but have lost the will to live now.
    Another other solutions to save cutting them with scissors?
    Thanks in advance!
    Jem

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    Hi and to the forum. What sprung to my mind was an eyelet punch, I used to have this type http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/26197...7291931&crdt=0 which works great with paper but not sure about felt. I know you can get similar for using on leather so that might be sharp enough to cut through felt.
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    I own an eyelet punch and some felt.. will try this out tomorrow. It's too late to do it now, I might wake hubby up! Will let you know how successful I am.
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    Many thanks for replies. The paper hole punch that I used wasn't sharp enough and wouldn't cut at all.

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    Punches will not work but this will, have used before for making small felt shapes: http://whileshenaps.com/2013/09/how-...t-circles.html. Use the paddle punch with the hammer. You have far more control, only problem not sure available in the UK

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    Success!

    The tools that I used and a highly magnified photo of the results. Circles are 5mm diameter.



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    This is the kit that I own. Found one online for you, I've had loads of use from mine, definitely a good purchase for me. Can't remember how much is was when I bought mine, but I bought it from Lakeland Limited (previously Lakeland Plastics) when they used to sell craft bits and pieces.

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    Thank you very much for this...I appreciate all the help.

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