I am making a purse out of a wool sweater. You cut the sweater body beneath the sleeves. Wash in very hot water. Strips are cut out of the sleeves- I sewed them in a roll. Then dry felted the hearts on with Wool fibers. I sewed bottom up, now I need to turn inside out and sew corners which I will post. Then sew handles on. I will then line the purse. I believe they hold their shape better lined.