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Commonwealth Felt Retail Site


NEW Direct-to-Consumer Site has launched!

Shop Commonwealth Felt

The updated Commonwealth Felt website is now operational and selling directly to retail consumers. It launched early December 2020 with the latest technology to make online shopping fun and easy. You can click the tabs on the top navigation to shop by color, collection, or product type. Collections range from seasonal – such as Be My Valentine – to the newest color offerings including the 2020 Tranquility Collection.

Popular felt products sold at

Most of our long-time customers shop by product category and finding their favorite products is easy at Commonwealth Felt. Every color of every style is available with NO minimums.


Read about our 115-year history of manufacturing felt in the USA

Wool Felt History

Our company has an extensive history going back over a century. We began in 1905 as National Felt Co., initially manufacturing wool felt primarily for apparel and home furnishings. Over the decades much has changed, but our dedication to our customers has stayed the same.

Our History page takes you through the journey of how we made important contributions to the country and Americana culture. For example, read about how National Felt was a key military supplier during WWI. Two decades later in 1934, National Felt expanded to create Commonwealth Felt Co. This business unit became the converting division for the company.

Wool felt’s popularity surged during the 1950s. As a result Commonwealth Felt started selling directedly to consumers to keep up with demand. During this time wool felt was featured prominently in magazines and sewing patterns. Homemade heirloom holiday wool felt crafts were found in almost every household. Many were also wearing wool felt as it became popular for the poodle skirts of the era.

It took almost 90 years for Commonwealth Felt to get to where it is today. We are delighted to have this legacy division once again selling directly to consumers.



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  • Lisa Herr

    Good afternoon. I am interested in buying a few pieces only of your wool felt in a specific number of colors. Is that something that you sell direct to consumers or do I need to go through a retail business? Please contact me and let me know. I need may be five or six different colors only. For example a 12 x 18“ style TOY002 in Mystical mandarin color number 2862. I’m not sure if I can order just a few pieces if you even sell directly to the consumer. I look forward to hearing back from you. Thank you, Lisa Herr

  • Julia Sherman

    I have loved your products for years. Your wool felt blends sew and have a light stretch to make the best dolls, toys and teddy bears!!!
    Getting back to making new designs just for felt is my summer binge!

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