Several friends and I made this felted purse in a class (I will post a FO picture as soon as I attach the strap and get an answer to this question). It is a purse, not a tote. We did them in Lopi and lets just say that while the shape is cute, they are so............HAIRY! My sons called mine the Kitty Hairball purse, and my friend's daughter called hers a dead possum.
Can you shave them a little to reduce some of the hair? Or better to just leave well enough alone and learn a lesson re using Lopi for a purse (I think it would be fine in a tote).