Handmade Gifts of 2009: Part 2

I’m back to share another set of my handmade gifts from 2009.  For the family tree pillows I made in part 1, go here.

Last year, I tried my best to think of sweet, meaningful gifts to give to my coworkers and friends that didn’t break the bank.  One day while browsing Hobby Lobby, I noticed they had a bigger supply than normal of fleece and it was on sale for 1/2 off!  I decided cute handmade scarves would be the gift of the season.

Sewing these scarves was a snap.  I started with  a 8-9″ thick piece of fleece and just kept it the width it came right off the bolt.  Then I zig zag stitched the edges all the way around.  I cut fun wintery shapes out of contrasting colors of felt and stitched them in place at one end of the scarf.  A quirky button or two completed the look!

Here’s how they turned out.  This gray one was one of my favorites.  I found that blue star button on top of the tree on sale for something like 10 cents!

Here’s the gray one’s twin green scarf.  I liked the unexpected accent colors!

I gave this one to my youngest sister in law.  I started out with an Orla Kiely-style leaf design and then ended up switching the leaves around to find the look I liked.

The snowflake scarf was the toughest to make.  Patience was key while sewing along the arms of that snowflake!  The pink button was another 10 cent find.

Here’s one of the most traditional of the scarves I made.  There’s just something classy about the cream, green, and red combo at Christmas, don’t you think?

This yellow scarf says Christmas in a little more discrete way, but I think the message still comes across.  Following yonder star, anyone? 🙂

I kept the wrapping simple and rolled up the scarves with a curly ribbon.  After adding a card, these gifts were ready to go!

I’m a big fan of useful gifts at Christmas time, and I think cozy winter gear is one gift that can’t be beat!  Would you try making a scarf for yourself or for a gift this year?  I hope these photos inspired you to try!  Thanks for reading. 🙂

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