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« on: September 07, 2008 12:37:29 AM »

Hello lovely craftsters,
I was wondering if I could trouble you for your thoughts in using felt for a small messenger like bag.
You see ive been inspired by this bag: http://rushfaster.com.au/product.php?pProductID=PORTFOLIOH-A4-H-S
And I do love the Burdastyle Diana bag.  and so my ever so cunning plan is to use some nice dark grey felt and bright red felt, to make the Diana Bag, and to take it on my upcoming OS holiday.
So this brings me to my question: is felt gonna be ok for this? cos I've made a camera cozy out of (cheap) acrylic felt and it went all pilly and gross, and I intend to be using this bag 24/7 for a month. so perhaps I should ask what kinda felt should i be looking for, or does all felt go pilly and gross when its over handled?
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2008 07:32:22 AM »

Craft felt is not going to hold up. Felted wool fabric can be expensive and hard to find. If you can find some 100% wool (or very close to 100%) fabric you can felt it yourself. Wash in very hot water with just a dab of laundry detergent/soap and rinse in cold water. You might have to do this a couple of time. You can speed the process by taking it out of the hot water, wring out the hot, dunk in very cold water, wring out, put back in the wash. The agitation of the machine and the shock of hot-cold-hot causes the "felting".

Wool fabric probably isn't going to be cheap either. If you "thrift" you could look for wool suit jackets or coats.
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2008 06:27:11 AM »

I'll second the notion of buying 100% wool and felting it yourself.
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2008 02:05:24 AM »

Thanks guys, I think I head out and buy some 100% wool and knit up a storm this weekend!
The Muffin
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2008 06:27:47 PM »

You may be able to find a huge sweater to felt yourself.
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2009 12:05:27 PM »

i think it will look precious

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