This can be a 3rd grade project. my 3rd grader and I experimented with it....super easy! She wet felted the flap and crocheted bag and hand sewn lining......I LOVE WET FELTING!!!! the curl on the end is inspired by a true felting goddess.http://pamdegroot.blogspot.com/ I know ours needs work to look like Pamdegroot's but we are just beginners....we'll get there.
sew up sides
Here is the quilted hanging that the 8th grade made. I think they did a nice job. they each machine sewed 2 squares and other did the assembling. we have some beads on there too....it's nice.