Sunday, January 9, 2011

A $.60 scarf

Fleece is relatively inexpensive and is often on sale. I made these scarves from 1/8 yard of fleece, costing only $.60!!
The trick to cutting fleece is very sharp scissors and "long cuts" (opening your scissors all the way and making a long, clean cut). I measured each piece about 34" and cut points at each end.
The easy way to cut points is to fold the fabric in half and cut to a point in one cut. Then take one of the triangles you cut off and use it as a measurement for the other end, so that your ends match perfectly.
I measured about 7" from the point and about 1" from each side and cut slits (brown strip helps you to see where the slits are located):
Each slit is about 2" long:
One end of the scarf slides through the slits on the other side:
The ends could be rounded, or fringed by cutting slits, or even "pinked".
What I really like about this scarf is that it is small enough to throw into my handbag or glove compartment but, most importantly, it is "cozy warm"!

9 comments:

  1. Patti those are adorable! fabolous job!

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  2. Great job! I love colors you chose!

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  3. WAY cute. I never wear a scarf - - - the few times I tried, they drove me NUTS. Made my neck feel hot and heavy.

    But they are WAY cute on you!

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  4. Hey, that's a great idea! So clever! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. So cute! I like that your version isn't long and bulky.

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  6. Very clever idea, I love it! Great price too!!
    Thanks for all the details on how to make one, I'm going to try this.
    Have a wonderful week.
    Jane

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  7. Very nice, what a great inexpensive scarf.

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  8. This is fabulous idea! I love the watertown yard stick!!! I use to spend my summers on the St. Lawrence River as a child. Good memories!

    I would be honored to have you add it to my blog party

    Amaze Me Monday Blog Party

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  9. Wow, that is a lot faster than knitting them! And just as cute! I think I'm going to make something on this order for my son -- he loses scarves way to frequently for me to put the time in knitting them anymore. Very clever -- thanks!

    And thanks for your kind, supportive words on my blog about my son . . . it meant a lot.

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