I made this bag almost two years ago and have used the picture at the top of my blog since then. I use the bag every day and it has stood the test of time, the felting has ensured that it is sturdy enough to withstand regular use with just the odd bit of bobbling here and there. My bag has attracted a lot of attention – I have had people stop me when I’m out and about asking where I got it from (it’s lovely to be able to say ‘oh, I made it myself’)!
I wrote up the pattern a couple of months after I made the bag. Then I started to worry about it. What if I made it available and it didn’t work out when people made it? I used handspun yarn – if it was made using commercial pure wool yarn would it make a difference? Felting is something that doesn’t offer many guarantees when it comes to consistency! So, the finished pattern has sat on my hard drive for all that time – and that’s just plain silly, isn’t it? The worst that can happen is that your bag will turn out to be a different size than mine!
So, here it is…. The “Don’t Worry” Felted Shoulder Bag