I had seen so many pretty booga bags posted here that I decided to choose that for my first circular project. I just love seeing the pretty Noro colors, but since this was also my first felting attempt, I thought I better use a less expensive yarn to see how things went first!
Yarn: Patons classic red (if I ever use it again, I want to double strand and make the bag a little firmer in texture) - knit single strand it took about 1 skein.
Needles: 10.5 Boye interchangeable circular - I used Amy’s trick of removing the circular cord to do the i-cord on just the short needle stems- Thanks, Amy!!
After the felting, I just wanted to add something to this bag to give it some spice…so I used the “fabulous felted flowers” pattern available at the Patons website. You have to register with them to get the pattern but it is FREE!
I sewed the felted flower onto an empty pin backing (I recycled mine from an old pin that I didn’t want to wear anymore, but you can get pin backings at craft stores with holes in them for fastening). This way I can take the flower on and off to swap out with other pins I might want to put on the purse. I can also use my flower pin on other things if I want to later!