THis is my first post. I feel guilty using all the creative stuff here and not contributing! However, I can't figure out how to post! Here goes: felt a 100% wool sweater by washing it in hot hot water then dry it in the dryer on hot. I used the same directions for the tyvek bag for the zipper and sides. The applique is felt and oil cloth. I'm making these long now to hold knitting needles.