Step One: Gather essentials!
Step Two: Turn the garment inside out. Take some 100% wool yarn and sew up the bottom of your sweater.
It should look something like this when you are done :)Step Three: Put the sweater in the washing machine, turn it on hot, (with cold rinse) and add a quarter-size amount of soap. (note, this will ruin your sweater but make it perfect for turning into a tote!)
After washing, dry your sweater on hot.
Repeat step two until you have a compact, shrunken sweater that does not unravel when you cut it.
Step Four: Lay your sweater out and make these cuts:
Step five: Love your new tote creation!