DIY Felt Road Set {Free Pattern + Tutorial}


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These DIY felt toy car roads are a super simple DIY toy idea. Create a variety of felt road pieces and build millions of different road designs.

DIY Felt Roads Free Pattern - DIY Toy Car Playmat Pattern

We have a collection of Little People Wheelies that are the perfect size for these DIY roads but any toy cars will work. Baby has been playing with his Lovevery wooden toy car a lot with these roads lately. He loves rearranging the felt road pieces to create new racetracks and roadways.

DIY Felt Roads Free Pattern - wooden car on felt road playmat

The pattern includes four felt road pieces – straight, quarter circle curve, left fork, and right fork. From these four felt road pieces, you can build any number of configurations!

DIY Felt Roads Free Pattern - wood car on playmat birds eye view

To Create your own DIY Toy Car Road Set, you will need:

To assemble the DIY Felt Toy Car Road Set:

  1. Transfer pattern to felt. (I traced the pattern to freezer paper using my favorite method and ironed it onto the felt but you can use any method you are comfortable with.)
  2. Cut out the felt pieces. DIY Felt Roads Free Pattern - DIY Toy Car Playmat Pattern
  3. Stitch (or glue) the yellow stripes to the road pieces DIY Felt Roads Free Pattern - DIY Toy Car Playmat Pattern
  4. Let the glue dry
  5. Play!

DIY Felt Roads Free Pattern - wooden car on felt road playmat

After cutting the curved pieces, I realized I had enough felt left on the sheet to make a smaller straight piece.

felt roads - curve cut

The scrap felt (top piece) in the above picture is just wide enough to cut another straight felt road piece. This smaller straight piece is an inch or so shorter than the other straight pieces but I wanted to use as much of the felt as possible so we ended up with the six of the intended straight pieces and six shorter straight pieces. More building fun!

DIY Felt Roads Free Pattern - DIY Toy Car Playmat Pattern

I love the way the glitter felt actually looks like asphalt! The pieces are cute and very durable. I made them a little on the bigger side but they are still a perfect activity for quiet play at home or for grabbing on the way to a relative’s house. You could shrink down the pattern and use it as a travel activity.

felt roads 4

Now, I just need to figure out how to store them!

felt roads 5

felt roads 6

DIY Felt Roads Free Pattern - wooden car on playmat

If you create a set of DIY felt road pieces, I would love to see them! Join the FWLD Facebook group to share things you’ve sewn from our patterns! I also pin photos of our patterns to the “FWLD Patterns in Action” Pinterest Board. Or tag us on Instagram!

Not ready to start sewing? Pin this felt road pattern for later by clicking HERE.

DIY Felt Roads Free Pattern - DIY Toy Car Playmat Pattern


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