Felted Mini Purses


  • Old 100% wool sweater
  • Hot glue gun & glue
  • Scissors
  • Miscellaneous materials like pom-poms, felt, fabric scraps


  1. Pre-wash the wool sweaters in hot water and dry in the dryer. This will significantly shrink them as well as felt them.
  2. Cut off a rectangle of the felted sweater.
  3. Fold the rectangle in half to make a pocket.
  4. Glue the sides of the pocket, leaving the top open.
  5. With the rest of the sweater, cut into strips.
  6. Glue the strips together by ends to make a longer strip.
  7. Glue each end of the strip to the back of the pocket. This is the strap.
  8. On the top side of the pocket use glue to attach decorations. We made little raccoon faces and even a tail on one, which we attached to the back of the purse.


  • Instead of cutting a rectangle, cut off a ring of the sleeve. This way, you only need to glue the bottom.
  • Adjust the strap by cutting the felt strip to any desired length before gluing.