I’ve been wanting to make one of these for ages and have been keeping my eye out for a suitable woolen jumper. It needed to be pure wool labeled hand wash only in order to felt nicely. I finally picked up the perfect one at Goodwill for a few dollars.
First I put the jumper through a soapy hot wash in the washing machine. Then I tumble dried it. It came out nicely felted.
I found some nice scraps that match well for the pocket and zip linings and lined the body of the bag with some leftover grey corduroy. I always think a strap looks more professional if it has at least a bit of metal hardware on it somewhere and I had the perfect piece in my drawers. The strap’s a bit stretchy but otherwise I love it, especially all the pockets!