Large and small pieces of felted-wool sweaters can create a variety of attractive pouches: A hot-water-bottle cover was cut from a turtleneck sweater, an eyeglass case began life as an argyle sweater, a waistband forms the top of a tiny stocking, and a portion of a sleeve became a case for an MP3 player.
Woolen Pouches How-To:
1. For pouches of any shape and size, either trace the object to be held (such as an MP3 player) onto paper, adding 1/2 inch all around, or draw a template freehand; cut out.
2. Pin template on a piece of felted wool; cut out. Repeat, flipping template to make another cutout that mirrors the first.
3. Stitch pieces, right sides facing, leaving a 1/4-inch seam allowance. Zigzag-stitch around seam to reinforce. Turn right side out.
4. If desired, finish with a drawstring (add a channel to hold it) or a button.