We use felted wool for many things at our house. It’s especially great to make mattress pads for our and the minion’s bed. We get this wool for just a few dollars by buying 100% wool sweaters and blankets from thrift stores and felting them in our washer. I’ll do a tutorial on that soon. But my most recent project is these wool dryer balls.
To make the dryer balls you need to use felted wool. Cut a piece of felt that’s twice as long as it is wide. 3 inches by 6 inches is a good general size, but it doesn’t have to be exact. Sew the two short sides together wrong sides together. Your seam will be on the outside. If you want you can do this on the machine, but if you do it by hand it will look nicer. I did mine on the machine, but if you’re making these as a gift or have too much time on your hands, feel free to hand sew the whole thing.
Next is the part that’s going to be hard to explain. Sew each of the ends together in opposite ways. One side fold the circle of fabric with the seam in the middle and one side with the seam on the end.
Leave a little opening on one of your seams and stuff with random felt scraps. Then just close up your seam and you’re done.
A quick few minute project that will reduce static on your clothes and help them dry faster. These are also safe to use with cloth diapers unlike most commercial fabric softeners and dryer sheets.