How do you strengthen felt?
To stiffen felt you would need a substance such as glue, starch or cornflour to soak into the felt and let it dry. This will create a strong bond between the fibres of the felt and create a stiff sheet.
Can you make your own fabric stiffener?
A really stiff and permanent result can be achieved with equal parts of glue and water. Starch and cornflour: Mix 1 tablespoon of starch and 2 cups of water. Mix well and remove all lumps. This solution can be put in a spray bottle and sprayed over your fabric.
Can you use embroidery thread for beading?
You can get special waxed thread for beading from craft or bead shops, or you can use one or two strands of DMC embroidery floss (one strand if you’re not using a big eye needle). … One method is to start at the bottom of your fabric and work up to attach your beads, but it really is up to personal preference.