Ok, so this tutorial describes how to turn a regular unshrunk wool sweater into a nifty backpack with some purposeful alterations, but the same principle can be used to reappropriate your tiny knits.
You're going to need:
- An industrial zipper. You can pick these up in some fabric supply stores, you might also consider going to a car upholstery shop (as I did) and finding out where they get their zippers.
- A 100% wool sweater. I found two for three bucks each at the local Salvation Army.
- A washing machine. You're going to need to tumble this in the washing machine on hot, with a little dish detergent added to get it to felt. Some tutorials I've read recommended putting it inside of a pillow case to prevent fuzz from clogging up your washer.
- A sewing machine with thread to match or accent your sweater.
Step 1: Sew up the ends.
Step 2: Shrinkamaroo
Here are some links to instructables about felting:
Be sure to turn off the washing machine before it gets to the spin cycle or your sweater will develop permanent creases. Now put it in the drier set on medium, and let it dry.