Several Christmases ago, I bought my husband a beautiful wool sweater. It was a wonderful sale and the sweater was gorgeous. Times were tight and I wanted to be sure that I was able to get Pokey one really nice item... and this sweater was it. He is the only person I know who can wear a wool sweater in Florida so I knew it wasn't going to be a wasted gift. This article was worn exactly once - then disaster struck. You see, he was trying to be 'helpful' and surprise me by lending a hand to the laundry... oh, he surprised me alright - he felted and completely shrunk his wool sweater! It went from fitting a size 42 chest on a full grown man to a size 6 child!! I was more disappointed than anything - Hobbit claimed the sweater and happily wore it for the past two years. Now, she too has outgrown it and I am going to repurpose it into a case for the Nook that Pokey received for Father's Day. Here's how I did it...
One felted large sweater.
One piece of computer printer paper
One pair of scissors and a handful of pins
Either a sewing machine or needle and thread - it's up to you how you would like to work.