To make my bag I used:
- ~160g of wool felting tops (2 shades Mulberry (from Kiki’s craft corner) and Maroon (from Gilliangladrag)
- soap (I use olive oil soap)
- a sushi mat
- a homemade plastic template (I used an existing bag as a basis, but you need to multiply the size by 1.4 to allow for shrinkage)
- some netting
- a section of pipe insulation
- large piece of bubble wrap (small bubbles version)
- hot water
- something to sprinkle the hot water evenly (I have a special felters bulb spray but a small watering can, squeezy bottle would work)
- the wooden fulling tool isn’t essential, but it is handy to change method of agitation
- towel to cover flat surface
There are loads of YouTube clips on how to wet felt and Gilliangladrag website sells products, kits and has some how to videos. I would say I made the bag first, then made the strap, so I have sewn the strap inside the bag. I made the strap long enough that I could overlap the strap to the bottom of the bag so that I could sew a good amount and hopefully the handle is secure.
I needle felted a bit of wool curls along the edge of where I had turned down the opening, just for a bit of detail and to avoid needing to tidy the edge.
I will probably give it another cool iron to reduce the wrinkles and attach a clasp inside. For a first attempt at a bag and only my 4th go at wet felting anything, I am really please with how it has turned out.
Update: I have now added a lining, toggle and my logo lable.