I bought this sweater at the thrift store
but realized it had a few moth holes when I got it home.
Perfect-let's felt it!
Here comes the fun part-Your sweater must be 100% wool for this to work.
Throw it in the washing machine with a towel, detergent and hot water.
It will shrink down to the size of a child's sweater. Then throw it in the dryer.
Sometimes you will need to do this twice-to check the wool-cut it
and see if it starts to unravel-if it doesn't-you are ready to move one to the next step.
I use a team iron before I start cutting to really seal those fibers together.
Next cut some neat little squares-mine are about 4.5" Work around the moth holes if possible.
If you can't see them, hold the sweater up to the light. Save the extra felt for other projects.
By machine or by hand, stitch around the edge about 1/4 " from the side.
Get as fancy as you want. My design is pretty basic.
I used a contrasting burnt orange thread.
And here are the finished felted wool coasters!
I just love them and they can go right in the wash if they get soiled.
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