Felted Times Two Pouchcomments (6) January 29th, 2009
A felted thrift-store sweater is the perfect raw material for all kinds of bags from huge totes to chic little accessory bags and everything in between. The original bag I made for the latest issue of CraftStylish (now available on newsstands) was the inspiration for this cute little pouch I whipped up in no time.
- Felted sweater pieces
- Rotary cutter and cutting mat (optional)
- Tape measure
- Upholstery foam or Styrofoam block
- Scrap yarn, 100% wool
- Felting needle and/or needle-felting tool
- Wool roving (unspun wool fibers)
- Straight pins
- Zipper sized to fit the bag (I used a 5-inch zipper)
- Thread to match sweater
- Sewing machine (this can be hand-sewn if a machine is not available)
Step by Step
Cut out the size pouch desired from the prefelted sweater with your rotary cutter or scissors. My starting point was 7 inches by 9 inches. An unfelted sweater will work okay, but felted wool will give you a durable, firm fabric that will safely hold all your goodies without stretching out.
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