This project was a proof-of-concept for the idea of "laminating" or stacking thick felt slices to create a solid form. Refer to my instructable on how to Cut Industrial Felt With a Waterjet for directions on how to make a sliced form with 123D Make and how to use a waterjet machine to cut parts out of 1/2" thick wool felt.
This instructable is a combination of instructions based on the things that I did, and tips based on the following two things that I plan to do differently next time:
I was able to glue the piece together accurately without having done these two things, but they would have made the assembly process easier.
The final product is solid, soft and plush, satisfyingly dense and surprisingly weighty, and looks handsome with or without contents.