Sunday, December 11, 2011

Homemade Gifts- THE Scarf

 A few years ago I was introduced to the magic that is fleece. Yes, the no needle, no thread, NO SEW fabric! My family now owns fleece blankets, fleece hats, fleece doll clothes.......and fleece scarves, but it is the softest, warmest, cuddle up next to, best fabric ever. I thought these scarves needed to be revisited because they are just so pretty and when I was thinking of something homemade for Emma's teachers I thought these would be perfect.

What you need:
fleece-1/4 of a yard makes one scarf
thick yarn, cut into 12" pieces
scissors

If you buy a 1/4 of a yard it the perfect measurement and you won't have to worry about cutting a semi-straight line later. Another tip I have for cutting at home is to ask the fabric store for one of their fabric cardboard rolls to use as a guide. Once you have your fabric the right size cut the selvage (that's the bottom end that usually has wording on it) off the ends.
Now you want to cut slits on each end. They need to be pretty small maybe about 1/8 of an inch and do it all the way across, a pinky width apart each slit. Once this is done on both sides of the scarf you are ready for your yarn.
Take a piece of yarn, fold in half, put the loop through the slit and pull the bottom of the yarn up and through creating a loop knot.That's it, continue that all the way across and on both ends. Now wrap that pretty scarf up for someone special in your life.




Oh and what was Emma doing while I was scarf making, well, making scarves with the selvage pieces for her animals of course.

7 comments:

  1. Looks super easy and cute!

    ReplyDelete
  2. THIS LOOKS AWESOME...AND EASY TO MAKE. GOING TO MAKE ONE FOR MY FUTURE MOTHER IN LAW. TKS

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love this! Both of my kids asked for scarves for Christmas. Thank you! :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Perfect project for my daughter's Girl Scout troop. They loved it!

    ReplyDelete