It turned out really cute and was so easy I wish I'd finished it sooner! (Ok, ok, I've been a little busy making a T-shirt quilt and Dinosaur Crowns so I'll cut myself some slack!).
I used this pattern and it was a great way to practice felting. Now I want to felt everything! For those of you that aren't familiar with felting, this is a pretty comprehensive set of instructions.
Here's what it looked like before I felted it:
And after (I ended up running it through my washing machine 3 times):
(sorry for the color change, it's the "flash vs. no flash" difference in my camera, but I promise it's the same project.)
Notice that it's not a perfect rectangle so I trimmed it. I was really nervous about doing it but it actually worked!
Next I folded it into place and safety pinned it (regular straight pins weren't long enough), leaving about 2" for the flap. Then I sewed my toggle button into place.
I finished by sewing the sides together.
You could really customize this to any size since it's just a simple rectangle. It would be really cute as a glasses' case, business card holder, camera case, even a small clutch. The possibilities are endless! I guess I'd better get to crocheting!