A friend of mine has asked me to make her a felted bag that has a main area, a pocket almost as big as the main bit, a flap that will go over both bits to close it, and a shoulder strap. Now, I'll make my own pattern up, because I'm like that, but it's the felting I'm a bit worried about. Do I make the bag as a whole and felt it like that? Do I make all the bits separately and felt them at the same time, then sewing it all together afterwards? Do I just slap my friends upside her head and tell her to smell the coffee?
I'll be using Noro Kureyon if it makes any difference to your answers.