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To make a sweater bag, you will need an old sweater, as well as a cloth belt or ribbon to serve as the handle.

Erin Huffstetler

To make a sweater bag you will need:

  • An old sweater
  • A cloth belt or a length of ribbon (to serve as handles)
  • Fabric for lining the inside of the bag (optional)
  • Thread
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine (optional)

Note: If you've chosen to work with a wool sweater, it's recommended that you felt it before continuing. This will add strength and beauty to the fabric.

Felting Instuctions: Wash your sweater on the hottest washer setting and dry it on high heat. This should cause the fabric to take on a soft, fused texture. If you can still see the weave in the fabric, it's not fully felted. Repeat the process until you get the desired results.

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