Monday, November 28, 2011

A Handmade Christmas Week 9 {Easy Scarves!}

 Good morning! Would you like some ideas for easy, economical and trendy gifts? These scarves are so easy and fun to make. I have had fun finding ideas online and then doing my own thing a little too. Here is what we have been making:

Ruffle Scarf
Another Ruffle Scarf
Infinity Strand Scarf
 Here is the the video that I watched to learn how to make these two scarves:
Here is another type of ruffle scarf:
And a simple scarf:
I think this one would be cute with some added embroidery but I haven't done that yet.
The two scarves above I made out of the same old t-shirt. It was pretty simple- here is what you do:
Cut the hem off and then cut as shown above (cutting through both layers at once) to make the simple scarf. No hemming or anything else is necessary. I found this idea in a Family Fun magazine.

With the remainder of the fabric cut out five circles as shown above. Cut each "doughnut" open on one side and then sew all those circles/ "C's" together so that it makes one long ruffly strip. Then you can sew a decorative stitch along the edge if you desire.

I had fun making these scarves- I hope you do too!


If you have a blog I would love it if you would share the link of your post, And for everybody I would love it if you would leave ideas in the comments.

I can't wait to see what you make!

-Please link up a handmade idea that would work for a Christmas gift, decoration or for eating.

I have decided not to use the linky tool but rather if you would include your link in a comment or send it to me in an e-mail, I will then put the link to your blog post in this post. Thank you!

-Please make sure it is family friendly.

- Please link back to this blog. I would love it if you also would display my button (grab it from my sidebar) either in your post or on your sidebar so that others can learn about and join this carnival too.

Check these ideas out!!....

Thank you!

P.S. I am going sewing machine shopping today- do any of you have any recommendations? I will be looking at Janome, Brother, Elna, Nicchi and Babylock and maybe Viking machines.


Finding Balance mommy said...

Love those scarves!
I have a friend coming over on Thursday and we're going to try it.
Thanks :-)

Melissa said...

Your scarves turned out great - I like to wear scarves and so does C, my oldest, must find time to make these.

This week you can see my tin can Advent candle holders and my bottle cap trees.

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

Your scarves are fabulous! Great warm gifts for everyone. ☺

I made Christmas Gift Tags / Ornaments from fabric scraps this morning. You can see the post here:

Happy Tuesday! ☺

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

PS - I have a Bernina Aurora, Brother PC6000, and 50year old Singer. I love them all. I suggest test-driving all the machines you are interested in to find the one you like the most.

PPS - We spell our daughter's name the same as you. ☺ Love it!

Jackie said...

I love all of the scarves you made. I have enjoyed making a few scarves like these, too. I am finally getting some Christmas sewing/crafting going. I hope I can get it all done. You have been doing great.

I have a Brother sewing machine, but I have heard that Pfaff (though pricey) is a really good, durable brand. Happy shopping.

All in a Day said...

Abbi, this is off-topic, but do you know if Katie G. had her baby yet?

Nola said...

These scarves look really neat!

I decided that my girls and I are going to make some envelopes and stationary for my mom. I am off to find your posts on those things (cards, and the envelopes from calendars) that I hope I can find.


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