I brought this jumper at the local Op-shop for $1.00 in very good condition --but I didn't want to wear it.
I saw it as better value in a recycled state.
Now since I got myself an embellisher- nothing is safe in our house-if it will fit under the needle it will get felted....so I cut the jumper into sections 2 sleeves -a front and a back .
I then ran the pieces under the embellisher a few times to pre-felt them and then I placed a piece of polyester fabric underneath each piece and continued to felt them together .I ended up with very nice -stiff pieces of felted jumper that I then cut up into sections and made ....................... Ta Dah
I blanket stitched around the edges and either put a buttonhole loop and a button on them or I made a cord out of wool to tie them closed.
I put a small piece of Dr. Flannel inside for the needles to be inserted into.
I have made these to go on the trade table at the Embroidery Guilds Annual Exhibition.