Felting Machine- Review & Giveaway

I don’t knit and I barely crochet so felting is not something I’m familiar with. When I heard there were no rules, no thread, and no buttons to press on Simplicity’s 12 Needle Deluxe Felting Machine I knew I had to give it a try!  Thanks to our generous friends at Simplicity I now have the opportunity to play with this new baby and give one away to a lucky follower… will it be you?

 The machine has 12 needles that come already installed for you.  A guard to protect you from getting your precious fingers too close to the needles. It has no buttons or screens to deal with.  Simply step on the foot pedal and go!

I’ve played around with quite a few fabrics and materials so far including natural and synthetic fibers and have had no trouble at all.

I’m excited to play around with this little machine some more and bring you some tutorials in the near future because there is so much that can be done with it!

Here is a little eyeglass case I made from an old wool sweater. So easy and quick! Tutorial for this is coming soon! 

One lucky viewer will receive the felting machine, a pack of 12 needles, allen wrenches and the Felting projects & tips book.

Click HERE to watch the full product review and learn about how you can enter the giveaway!
(p.s.- If you don’t have a Facebook page you can enter anyway… I know not everyone has one.)

Felting machines and products were provided free of charge by Simplicity Creative Group. All views & opinions are purely my own.

85 Responses to Felting Machine- Review & Giveaway

  1. Kiza May 31, 2012 at 12:32 am #

    This is so awesome. My mom and I were just oogling one of these the other day. Even my four year old thought it was cool! Is there a way to enter without setting up a youtube channel thing? I’m not big on the idea of having my info hanging out there.

  2. Unknown May 31, 2012 at 1:19 am #

    I saw one of these arround Christmas time however I can’t afford one yet but it would really help out with the jackets I make nd donate to less fortunate children in my area. I buy old wool blankets from Good Will and other places. I then make childrens jackets and embellish them with pieces of wool and roaving to make the look less “blankety”. The problem is that hand felting takes longer and I can’t always get enough jackets made for the need in my area. If I could win this giveaway it would really help out for the upcomming winters here in Washington state. My area is having a large increase of displaced workers. The food banks are in need and so are the children. I don’t know how much longer this decline is going to last but I do know that children are always in need. I also know that having just one important thing donated to a needy family can take so much stress off of a parent. This is something I can do to give back to a community that has helped my family when we were in need.

  3. gmp May 31, 2012 at 9:11 am #

    Another great video, Vanessa. This looks like a great little machine that you could have a lot of fun with. Amazing how it works.

  4. Sarah Preston May 31, 2012 at 9:18 am #

    Wow! I have never seen one of these before. I would love to get my hands on one!

  5. Day - NyLA Love May 31, 2012 at 9:33 am #

    Wait, I’m confused. On the video, one of the requirements is to “like” Simplicity’s FB page… but here, you’re saying we don’t have to have one to enter. So.. how do we know if we’re getting a fair chance at winning if we (us that don’t have FB accounts) don’t “like” Simplicity’s fb page?? 🙁

    • Vanessa Wilson May 31, 2012 at 12:41 pm #

      For each one of the action’s you complete off the list you get one entry. Some people will have more entries than others based on whether or not they have a Facebook or YouTube account.

  6. Connie May 31, 2012 at 10:01 am #

    I never heard of a felting machine until today, but after watching your video, it looks SO cool! I like to sew, and this opens up a lot of new ideas for embellishing projects. Thank you for the chance to enter Vanessa!

  7. amanda1mc May 31, 2012 at 11:45 am #

    New-to-Me-too!! Like what I see & hear! 🙂 WANT!

  8. Marian May 31, 2012 at 12:04 pm #

    No sabía que existiera una máquina que pudiera hacer eso. Me parece magia!

  9. Carolyn May 31, 2012 at 12:13 pm #

    Awesomw! You can do so much with this machine. Thank you for the video.

  10. Katrina May 31, 2012 at 1:11 pm #

    wow…that is really neat! wait can I use the word neat…cool or whatever people say now a days!

  11. helda montero May 31, 2012 at 1:18 pm #

    I want to win Simplicity’s 12 Needle Deluxe Felting Machine because: I think my daughter’s girlscout troop would really be able to get a lot of use out of it. We make hats, scarves, etc for the homeless. This awesome machine would be a safe way to easily embellish those items.

  12. SewCalGal May 31, 2012 at 2:25 pm #

    Wow. I didn’t know Simplicity made a felting machine. Great review. I’d love to create with this felting machine. It would certainly make felting so much easier! What fun it would be.

    Thanks for the opportunity. I’m so excited.

    SewCalGal
    http://www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

  13. Knittingdancer on Ravelry May 31, 2012 at 4:41 pm #

    This is the first time I have seen anything on this felting machine. You done a great done on the video. I have felted a few hand knitted items. It makes such a great diffenece in the look of an item when you felt it. Thanks for the chance to win this machine.

  14. §w€€t£@d¥ B¤R¡cu@ May 31, 2012 at 6:31 pm #

    I want to win Simplicity’s 12 Needle Deluxe Felting Machine because I have a ton of fleece and I don’t know what to do with it. This machine will get my creative juices flowing. 🙂 I need this machine in my life!!!!!!!!!

  15. Goldogmom May 31, 2012 at 10:24 pm #

    HI I am subscribed to your blog and would love to win this Simplicity felting machine. I want to win because I have just discovered felting and am excited to play with finding creative opportunity while using old wool sweaters and other craft/sewing items. It seems to be a fun way to use scraps from other projects and create beautiful things to share with family and friends.

    Thank you for the opportunity to win.

    Michelle

  16. countercrafts May 31, 2012 at 10:45 pm #

    Hi! I have done everything to receive 4 entries into the felting machine giveaway. Thank you so much! Donna

  17. www.welovequilting.com May 31, 2012 at 11:19 pm #

    I entered on Youtube. I am not taking a chance!!!!

  18. www.welovequilting.com May 31, 2012 at 11:20 pm #

    I have done everything also you asked.

  19. Anonymous June 1, 2012 at 12:01 am #

    I would love to win it. It would give me another outlet on my sewing.I am always up for trying something new to me.

    wolf3349@atlanticbb.net

  20. kalonapua3 June 1, 2012 at 1:42 am #

    ” I want to win Simplicity’s 12 Needle Deluxe Felting Machine because it will give me another avenue of crafting and a creative way of making things for cancer patient in honor of my 23 yrs old daughter who is a 3x cancer survivor” Thank you….I love your enthusiasm and willingness to share with others.

  21. Susan June 1, 2012 at 6:43 am #

    I would love the Simplicity’s 12 Needle Deluxe Felting Machine because I love any and all ways of creating. I work with kids everyday and love making them stuff and showing them the different ways to be creative! I love your blog!

  22. Mosaic Magpie June 1, 2012 at 6:51 am #

    What a great giveaway! Simplicity fantastic! Really this would be wonderful to win. Needle felting by hand is so time consuming and hard on your hands. With this you get all the fun and none of the work.
    Deb

  23. Anonymous June 1, 2012 at 7:35 am #

    What a great machine. The possibilities are endless. I’m, keeping my fingers crossed.
    Kvandyke67@gmail.com

  24. Gisela Suski June 1, 2012 at 8:21 am #

    I have seen this on TV and what a plus to have, it will be used constantly.

  25. Gil C. June 1, 2012 at 8:43 am #

    OMG…I just started my third felting project. It’s so addicting! I cannot even imagine how awesome it would be with a machine. My head is whirling with all the projects I could do.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Gil
    jeffngil@hotmail.com

  26. Jowyn Jenson June 1, 2012 at 9:00 am #

    I have done all the entry requirements on the youtube video post a comment page – hope this is what I’m supposed to do. If not, and I’m supposed to enter here on your blog, please email me and let me know: jowynj@blueyonder.co.uk

  27. Mrs. D June 1, 2012 at 9:03 am #

    Wow Vanessa, what a great video you and Simplicity put together. The Simplicity 12 Needle Deluxe Felting Machine looks fun and easy to operate. I’ve got lots of projects swimming around in my head after watching your video. Hope I win this.

  28. IRedS June 1, 2012 at 9:57 am #

    I also have never felted — but this looks very interesting. I have liked, subscribed, and commented — good luck to me 🙂 Thanks Vanessa — love your sewing video’s.

  29. nettie June 1, 2012 at 10:31 am #

    Oh, Vanessa, I think you have the “ultimate” giveaway of all! I have been wanting to learn how to felt wool for some time now. This Simplicity machine looks so awesome. I can think of about a million ways to use it, primarily sewing and embellishing things for my little granddaughter, Chloe Jane.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Nettie

  30. Melody June 1, 2012 at 10:33 am #

    Hi <3 Crafty Gemeini <3 I’m <3 DIY Leo <3 …….I made for my Son and Grandchildren a huge felt board. I’ve made a Christmas scenery, a Halloween scenery, a Winter scenery, Math, Color & Shapes etc….all by hand. The children would play for hours. I too could play for hours with the Simplicity 12 Needle Deluxe Felting Machine. It would be a blessing.

  31. Jan Templin June 1, 2012 at 12:00 pm #

    I want to win Simplicity’s 12 Needle Deluxe Felting Machine because I have never done anything with felt before and would love to learn how to use it and incorporate it into a quilting project perhaps.

    Thank you Vanessa for putting up yet another wonderful giveaway. I hope I win. I have followed you for a long time and have liked your FB page for a long time too. I just love your projects and am in awe of your endless energy and creativity. Thank you so much for sharing. Blessings, Jan

    justjay213 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  32. marymac June 1, 2012 at 1:08 pm #

    My sister will be fifty end of this month and loves to felt. What a wonderful present this would be for her. Wouldn’t I be the best sister if I could give this to her.

  33. tutorial girl June 1, 2012 at 3:34 pm #

    What a great video presentation. I like it; it’s look like playing with soft stuff. Love it.

  34. Clairecomp June 1, 2012 at 3:42 pm #

    This looks a superb prize, I have seen it before and have thought that it was a great idea. I would really love to add it to my craft room, and I could see it being used quite a bit. Thankyou so much for this giveaway and I really really hope I get picked to win it.

  35. petiej June 1, 2012 at 4:04 pm #

    What a great contest! I would like to win the Simplicity’s 12 Needle Deluxe Felting Machine because I have just started to do hand-felting and this would be an awesome addition to help me in my journey into The Land of Felting.

  36. Anonymous June 1, 2012 at 4:20 pm #

    Wow, sure makes a person want to get creative if to have something like that. I have a lot of wool felt and would love to have a machine like that to make awesome stuff for everyone. Judy

  37. Rebekah S. June 1, 2012 at 4:25 pm #

    OOOOOh, I LOVE this machine! Your tutorial shows just how easy it is. I would like to win the Simplicity’s 12 Needle Deluxe Felting Machine because I have enjoyed seeing new felting products but they seemed hard to do. This machine will make it easier and less time consuming with an 8 month old wandering around as I’m sure you can understand. I’d LOVE to try a quilt with this machine too. Applique or even blocks using felt and/or wool.

  38. Mindy June 1, 2012 at 4:34 pm #

    I would love to win this felting machine! It looks like so much fun, and so easy. Great demonstration!

    wollitzal(at)yahoo(dot)com

  39. Rebekah June 1, 2012 at 4:40 pm #

    Became a “friend” on FB @ Rebekah Thurston Shearer.

  40. Rebekah S. June 1, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

    I’m already a subscriber on YouTube as Hisirishgem

  41. Rebekah S. June 1, 2012 at 4:45 pm #

    Just liked Simplicity Patterns and told them you sent me!

  42. Rebekah S. June 1, 2012 at 4:48 pm #

    Just Subscribed to through google as Hisirishgem@gmail.com

  43. liniecat June 1, 2012 at 5:28 pm #

    Oh Wow! thanks for such a wonderful giveaway and what a great tutorial you made………here’s SO hoping Im lucky for once!

  44. anotherid4me June 1, 2012 at 5:33 pm #

    I want to win Simplicity’s 12 Needle Deluxe Felting Machine because it would open up a whole world of creativity!!!!! (how many “!!!!!!!” am I allowed?)

    love your style, love how clearly you demonstrate what you’re doing!

  45. ConnieLK June 1, 2012 at 5:47 pm #

    I subscribed to your You Tube channel

  46. ConnieLK June 1, 2012 at 5:48 pm #

    I also subscribed to your blog

  47. bird.is.the.word June 1, 2012 at 5:48 pm #

    Be me, be me, be me!

  48. ConnieLK June 1, 2012 at 5:50 pm #

    I have heard of felting machines, but had no idea it was so easy. I also thought you had to have special materials to use. Thanks for the great info.

  49. Delia15 June 1, 2012 at 5:50 pm #

    Hi Vanessa, I watched your video evaluation of the Simplicity machine felter and was impressed with how easy it is to work. I would like to win the Simplicity’s 12 Needle Deluxe Felting Machine because it would add the extra special touch to quilt blocks I am learning to make. If one doesn’t own an embroidery machine, this might be the next best thing to add texture and a little pizzazz to totes and handbags and quilt blocks. Thanks for hosting the contest. I’ve enjoyed your YouTube videos and now your blog.

  50. JANET June 1, 2012 at 5:53 pm #

    I want to win simplicity’s needle felting machine because I LOVE to needle felt

  51. liniecat June 1, 2012 at 5:57 pm #

    AND I’m a follower too!

  52. Gill June 1, 2012 at 6:14 pm #

    This looks great fun! I’d love to have a go!

  53. Gill June 1, 2012 at 6:14 pm #

    I follow you!

  54. Susan Michael June 1, 2012 at 9:21 pm #

    I want to win simplicity’s needle felting machine because being creative will be easy with this machine – I will be able to make scraves for my fmaily and friends and make great fiber art!!!

  55. Rhonda D. June 2, 2012 at 2:59 am #

    What a wonderful giveaway!! Would love to win the felting machine!! There
    are so many cool things to make!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

  56. Rhonda D. June 2, 2012 at 3:02 am #

    Wonderful giveaway! I subscribed to your tutorials on You Tube!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

  57. Rhonda D. June 2, 2012 at 3:04 am #

    I “like” you on Facebook!!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

  58. Rhonda D. June 2, 2012 at 3:06 am #

    I went to the Simplicity site on facebook. I “like” them, and left a comment
    (@Rhonda Gaines Desgranges)

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

  59. Theresa June 2, 2012 at 5:26 am #

    Quite interesting!! I had never heard of this machine until today. I would love a chance to use one.
    dragonswing15137@yahoo.com

  60. Aura-Lee June 2, 2012 at 12:47 pm #

    I want to win Simplicity’s 12 Needle Deluxe Felting Machine because this looks like a fun and safe way to teach my 6yr old daughter Rowan how to felt. She would have a field day with this ( me too 🙂 ) I might even get my 12 yr old son Duncan to give it a go. 🙂

    Thank you,
    Aura-Lee
    roosmama@comcast.net

  61. lv June 2, 2012 at 2:18 pm #

    it would be great to win this

  62. Trish June 3, 2012 at 7:47 am #

    I would love to win this felting machine! Looks Fantastic!

  63. Lynn Dunn June 3, 2012 at 7:45 pm #

    This looks like such fun I would love to try it!

  64. hennies.pennies June 3, 2012 at 9:12 pm #

    I have a little felting kit with a couple of needles. Who knew that Simplicity would come up with a machine that could do this! What an awesome idea. It sure would be wonderful to win!! Thanks so much for the opportunity. Be especially blessed, Kathy

  65. ellen June 3, 2012 at 9:40 pm #

    I’ve tried needle felting but this looks so much better. I want to win Simplicity’s 12 needle deluxe felting machine because I think I would use it to make some awesome flowers and fiber art quilts.

  66. Anonymous June 4, 2012 at 11:43 am #

    I want to win Simplicity’s 12 needle deluxe felting machine because it would expand my creative life in a whole new area. Plus it looks like a lot of fun.
    Kate Carnegie
    moneygal@comcast.net

  67. PickleLady June 4, 2012 at 1:03 pm #

    I would love the Simplicity’s 12 Needle Deluxe Felting Machine because I’ve recently become totally addicted to felting! I’d make purses and 3-D fiber sculptures with it. I hope I win! *crosses fingers*

  68. PickleLady June 4, 2012 at 1:09 pm #

    Oh, yeah. I liked you and simplicity on facebook, subscribed to your youtube channel, and subscribed to your blog feed, too!

  69. Carmen Nuland June 4, 2012 at 10:11 pm #

    I did all the steps you requested. I want to win Simplicity’s 12 Needle Deluxe Felting Machine because I do knit and crochet as well as a little sewing. This looks like so much fun!!

  70. beebee June 5, 2012 at 10:39 pm #

    I did all the steps to try to win the Felting Machine.
    I do not see the post I left earlier. I must have pressed the wrong button or something.
    This felting machine would be great to have to do fun projects!
    I hope I win1

  71. Sol June 6, 2012 at 10:03 am #

    I want to win Simplicity’s 12 Needle Delixe Felting Machine because I’d love to do amazing things with felt like you do! Plus I want to do my own felted fabrics!! I really love your blog and your videos! Thank you!

  72. Kathryn Whitehead June 6, 2012 at 12:20 pm #

    I want to win Simplicity’s 12 Needle Deluxe Felting Machine because I love crafty projects. I already sew, crochet, and make wreaths! I would love to add felting to my repertoire! Because I have no children of my own, I enjoy making clothes for my little neighbor girls across the street. I think this would be another fabulous way to make things for them and myself!

  73. Anonymous July 17, 2012 at 9:48 pm #

    Wow! I have never seen one of these before. I would love to get my hands on one! karenbelle84athotmaildotcom

  74. nettie July 18, 2012 at 8:45 am #

    I subscribed to your U tube channel also.
    Thanks!
    Nettie

  75. nettie July 18, 2012 at 8:46 am #

    I “liked” you on FB.
    Nettie

  76. Monica July 18, 2012 at 12:35 pm #

    What an amazing machine! This would be fun to play with!

  77. ann September 11, 2012 at 12:01 am #

    I watched the video, but still no way to enter the give-away. Can I enter here? designerann@yahoo.com

  78. Anonymous March 24, 2013 at 10:51 pm #

    I felt by crocheting but would love to be able to felt this way as well. I make felted purses nd have been selling them. They are all unique.

    SpunkiPunki68

  79. Anusha July 18, 2013 at 8:56 pm #

    Wow never heard or seen anything eve like this machine. sounds like fun. Would be awesome to win this!

  80. Rose July 23, 2013 at 12:22 pm #

    I want to win Simplicity’s 12 Needle Deluxe Felting Machine because I have a lot of ideas of items that I would love to felt — children’s toys, fabric books for toddler’s, etc.

  81. melanie lashua July 30, 2013 at 4:32 pm #

    I want to win Simplicity’s 12 Needle Deluxe Felting Machine because I have the hand felting tools and I love it but this machine would make it a whole lot easier and I can get more creative with my projects. Thanks for the chance to win this machine.

  82. melanie lashua July 30, 2013 at 4:34 pm #

    I have been following you for a few years now and I have to tell you I love all your ideas. Thanks for taking the time to share your ideas.

  83. Stephanie July 24, 2015 at 10:56 am #

    Hi
    I have one of these and its great, but I’m having problems changing 2 of the needles, the allen key is slipping inside the hole to unscrew it – have you had this problem and can you offer me any advise.

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