Thursday, January 03, 2008

Meep Meep! Robot Vest for Baby!

I had so much fun making my very first felted project ever. It's the "boy's robot vest" out of the lovely and talented Betz White's new book Warm Fuzzies. I had a stash of wool sweaters of my own that were overly hot or ill-fitting, so I sent them through the washer and dryer a few times and voila! felted sweaters! At first it felt a little weird "ruining" something that was "perfectly good" but the end result is worth it, I think.

In her book, Betz says she thinks that the top-loader washing machines work better than the front loaders for felting purposes. I have a front loader (my luck, of course) and it definitely took more than one washing and drying on hot. The applique part of this was really satisfying, although it probably took me a good 3 - 6 hours to get it all cut out and sewn on.

The next project I want to tackle is the Elmer Fudd style earflap hat out of this book. I have the perfect pastel sweater waiting to become a hat!


KristenMary said...

OMG that turned out so cool!!!

Betz White said...

Yay! That came out GREAT! I love it! I'm going to start a Flickr group soon, maybe you'll post it there? :)

jensmith98 said...

That is soooo awesome! I need to make one so baby and papa have matching robot sweaters!