It looks like all my friends & family will be getting a bag for their birthdays this year. I made this one last week for my friend and neighbour. It started life as a very nice woollen Boden skirt which came from a charity shop (bargain at £4!). There was no chance it was going to fit, it was a (UK) size 10, so I didn't mind chucking it in the washing machine to felt it.
Rosebud decoration, courtesy of this tutorial,
It turned out rather pretty, the skirt fabric felted beautifully, and was really nice to work with, lovely and soft. I only felted half the skirt, just in case it didn't work, but the rest will be going in the washer very soon!