I-cord length for booga bag

For all of you who have made a booga bag- the pattern recomends 5-6 feet of cord before felting. Is this with the cord unstretched (relaxed) or stretched? I don’t want to end up with a super long cord.

It is with the i-cord unstretched…it will shrink when you felt it. The beauty of the felting is that if you feel the cord is too long you can cut off the extra length with no worries about it coming unraveled so there is no worry about it being to long!