My Uncle John wears lovely 100% woollen jumpers.
He wears them right out, if you know what I mean, until they're totally past it, and then Auntie Dot gives them to me. Here's one he wore earlier! I chucked it into the washing machine on a hot wash to felt it, sewing up the moth holes first! It shrunk to about a 26 inch chest size.
Skip to the end to see what became of it, if you're not interested in all the details that follow. I quite understand!
Nicely felted and an ideal starting point for a bag! I started to manipulate the felt. First question: could I make the sleeves into a handle without detaching them?
I needed to get rid of some of the excess fabric to have more of an idea as to whether it would work.