Saturday, December 11, 2010

Fleece Scarves, Advent Day 10

Our advent book for Friday was One Winter's Day by M. Christina Butler.  In this book a hedgehog finds his nest blown away by a winter storm and he has to try to make his way to his good friend Badger's house.  He meets cold animals along the way and is generous enough to give away his hat, mittens, and scarf to those in need, only to find that generosity returned to him in the end.  The scarf, mittens, and hat in this book are touch and feel.

This scarf is for Sassyfras.  I had to bribe Little J to model it for me, LOL!

The Arctic winds have been keeping us pretty chilly here in the south, so I think we'll have plenty of use for our new fleece scarves we made.  This is  more a mommy project than for the kids.  However, I took them to the store with me to choose their fabric. 

You can see in this picture that the left side has been squared up, but the right side still needs to be fixed.  This will ensure that you have straight sides on your scarf and that the pattern of the fabric is straight. 

These scarves are so simple to make, there is no sewing involved.  To start, you need to trim and square up the fabric.  The best way to do this would be on a cutting mat and use a rotary cutter, but mine is packed away right now.  So, I just used a sharp pair of Ginghers and a yard stick. 

I Embellished the scarves I made for Sassyfras by sewing buttons on them.

Once your fabric is ready, simply cut the fleece to your desired length and width.  For the fringe, make 3-4 inch cuts into the fleece. 

It took about 30 minutes to whip out 4 scarves.  I think I might make these for Christmas presents for the twins preschool class.


Kelly said...

These are lovely!! What a fun idea for kids! My daughter loves my scarves, now maybe we should make her own! Thanks for sharing!

Christy said...

Those scarves are perfect! I'll have to try to make some.

Raising a Happy Child said...

We have this book in German (I think it's an original language), and yesterday we read a follow-up about hat. I also enjoyed the quality of the books - touch-and-feel is lovely.

SnoWhite said...

There is nothing better than a warm, polar fleece scarf!! Thanks for the inspiration.

April said...

I love that you embellished them with the buttons...very cute idea! come link up to my Sew Crafty Party!

Astrid in Bristling Acres said...

I just made some scarves this morning for my daughters! Sweet!

Marie {Make and Takes} said...

So cute! I love the button embellishments! I'd love to have you submit this to the M&T Spotlight:

Shelly {makingthemomentmatter} said...

Love these! I do not know how to sew yet, so I am going to try and make these. Going skiing in a few weeks so this will be perfect! Thanks so much for sharing! happy Holidays!