Use your accidentally-shrunken sweater or one that has one too many moth holes.
This is a Sew Useful Contest entry, so there's also one for sale in my Etsy shop. Here's my listing: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=6472730
Step 1: Materials/ supplies
- One (or just part of one, like a sleeve) Wool or other animal fiber (angora, cashmere) sweater. Please note that sweaters made from cotton or synthetic fibers will not felt. Sweaters made to be machine washable also will not work. The label will tell you if it's machine wash or hand wash. The one I used here is a moth-eaten cashmere sweater.
- Matching sewing thread
- Sewing needle
- brooch pin (available at any craft store)
- Scratch paper or cardboard (a cereal box works great)
- Fabric glue (optional)