I designed and made this hat. The hat itself is knitted, the dreads are 'fingerknitted' and crocheted - afterwards they were felted in the washing machine. A free pattern will soon be published on my blog.
Everybody thanks for the replies! I am definitely going to go to the 'more-than-one-dollar-store' to get some quality duct tape.
The follow-up question is this: I was planning to actually try these duct-tape models for felting slippers in the washing machine. The plan is to fill up a succesfully made duct tape model with e.g. syntetic fiber, and secure that filling. Then I would do the last period of washing machine felting of the slippers with these models inside, so the end result will fit my feet perfectly. I know people do this last step of felting in the washing machine with commercially produced styrofoam forms succesfully.
The question however is this: Will the duct tape model survive the washing machine? Has anybody tried?
I thought it would be handy to have a model of my foot, e.g. when felting slippers or so, so I put on an old sock and placed duct tape all over. It went well. But after 24 hours it looked more like a piece of art:
Has anybody else had this problem? Is it just the quality of the duct tape or?? Please help me!
To answer the questions: I put the snap throught both sides of the fabric at the flap part, but only on the outside fabric on the bag part. At the time I was doing it I thought that was the best way, since you won't see the snap on the inside, but now I realize that the backdrop is that it's less stable. So another time I would put it through both fabrics. And it's easy to do, you just follow the directions on the package.
The straps are sewn (by hand) on the top. I guess a knot would annoy me. Also I made them really long, so the bag is on my hip when I have the straps on the opposite shoulder.