The whole point of the Handmade Home book is to use what you have. But in our home we don't have wool sweaters, because we don't wear them. So I checked the 29 cent racks yesterday at Goodwill and I found about five of them. You should look for at least 90% wool content. Then wash them each by themselves in hot water (oops-I washed them altogether-lots of lint) and then dry in the dryer. That's called felting. It shrinks the knit fibers so they are tight and close together. Then, basically you cut out two pieces of the same pattern piece, sew a couple darts, sew the two pieces together and embellish if desired. I desired. I embellished with another piece of felted wool and a button.
So, I made the infant/toddler size because I can't enlarge on my copier. Now I need an infant to wear it. Wait a minute-no I don't! I can just give it to someone.
To tell you the truth-I don't really like wool. It makes me itchy!☺
Hey-I'm on a roll. Three down 30 to go.