1/11/2009

Felted Wool Sweater Throw Tutorial (Handmade pt.5)

I've had quite a few questions about the details of creating one of these throws. They are fun and relatively easy to make, but I wouldn't recommend the project for beginner. I'd rate the throw as about a medium level of difficulty only because you're sewing together textiles of varying degrees of thickness.

For each throw, I average about 8 sweaters, but it varies because of the shrinkage factor when they are felted. To felt a sweater, make sure it's 70% wool or higher. Add some dish soap to your washer and wash sweaters with that and hot water. Toss them into the dryer on high heat, and viola! Felted wool!

Below are instructions and pictures. Enjoy your project! Feel free to contact me with further questions.

1 readers took time to leave a thought:

Charity January 13, 2009 at 12:04 PM  

What a great way to reuse material. Love it!

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