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- August 13, 2007 at 8:32 pm #253127
1/2 Yard Fleece Fabric (I stock up on fleece remenents found at Wal-
Mart & Jo-Ann’s, usually they are discounted quite a bit, and I get
a great variety this way!
Needle & Thread (Or sewing machine)
1 – 6 inch strip of fleece
First, use a fabric tape measure to measure the head you wish to
make the hat for.
Next, cut a peice of fleece 16 inches wide, and as long as the head
measurement- PLUS 2 inches to allow for seams.
Fold the fleece, so that the 16 inch edges are flat together. Sew a
zigzag stitch with a machine, or a basic straight stitch by hand, up
the side, leaving the top 3-4 inches unsewn. Turn inside out so the
seam is inside.
Roll the bottom edge up twice, so that the seam is hidden. You can
do a quick stitch to hold it into place, too.
Gather the top unsewn area and tie off with the fleece strip. You
can leave as it is, or you can fringe it with scissors. I recommend
fringing it before you tie it off.
Sew two strips of contrasting fleece back to back, turning inside
out so the seams are inside. Construct as mentioned above, for a
contrasting color on the turned up side, and added color to the top
Add buttons, fleece cut out shapes, ribbons and more to the turned
up cuff for decoration.
Use ribbon instead of fleece to tie off the top, or decrotive cord.
Total time spent- about 10-15 minutes.
This is a great craft for kids to help out with, or even do
what you need:
fleece fabric, 2 or 3 strips 60-80 inches long, 3-4 inches wide. Cut
so that it is stretchy width wise, not length wise. I buy my fleece
in remenents at Jo-Ann’s & Wal-mart, and usually get it 20-50% off
the price of buying the same cut from the bolt, and I get lots of
patterns and colors to choose from this way.
what to do:
lay the fleece strips on top of each other. the edges do not have to
sew a zig zag stitch straight down the very middle of the fabric,
not the edges.
use your scissors or a rotary cutter to fringe the edges. you can do
it narrow or wide. make sure you leave about 1/2 inch of space near
the middle uncut, so the scarf doesn’t cut apart!
Use contrasting colors & patterns for the layers to make a full and
Twist and pull the fringe to curl it.
Use school colors!
This project takes roughly 10 minutes, and can be done with help
from little ones. Make sure to help them with the actual sewing!
what you need:
felt or fleece remanents
uncooked, non-instant rice
needle or sewing machine
cut a block shape or a tube shape from 2 peices of matching or
contrasting fabric. Sew them inside out on 3 sides, adding the
ribbon handle to one side (stick the two ends of the ribbn hanging
out, with the “handle” in between the material). Turn it right side
out, fill it about 1/2 or 2/3’s full of the rice, then carefully
fold the open end inward a bit and sew it shut. Make sure to go over
the seams good.
These can be microwaved for up to 3 minutes (less for smaller ones),
and are great for cramps, headaches, boo-boos, etc. They can also be
stuck in the freezer for ice packs. My family asks for these every
year. They cost me about $5 to make up around 5 or 6 of them.
Now, aside from that, here’s a few articles I wrote on Gather last
year about cutting back the costs for Christmas gifts- most of the
ideas could work year around, though!
— In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, mluckduck8@… wrote:
> I am really getting into making things myself and trying to get
> simpler ways of life. I would love any ideas you may have for
home/hand made gifts. I am also just learning to sew. So, if it
needs to be sewn it will have to be easy. : )
> Mary Moses
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