Growing up poor in the 50’s and 60’s I had no idea what crafting meant. We sewed because we had to. We mended our clothes or made our clothes because it was much cheaper. Hubby tells me his sisters would fight over who would get the next flour sack fabric for a new garment.
And never mind making home decorations. We decorated with the free calendars that we received from the Mexican bakeries and tortilla factories. The calendars always had images of muscular Aztec warriors carrying beautiful Indian maidens and being Catholic we always tried to get one with the Virgin Mary as well. These were our art that hung on the walls to admire.
Today crafting is big business. Crafters spend a lot of money for craft supplies and I’m one of them.
I don’t feel guilty about my vice because it gives me pleasure and it’s therapeutic.
Crafting will go on in my life!♥♥♥♥
Now that we’ve had some rain, fog has come for a visit as well, so that means that it’s cold outside.
I went shopping at JoAnn’s last week and the women were stocking up on fleece, many were planning on making blankets and had 5 to 6 bolts of fleece in their carts.
Having not sewn with fleece I decided scarves would be a good beginning.
Fleece comes in so many patterns and colors that it’s hard to make a choice.
But I made up my mind and took a number to be helped. The clerks were on no. 62 and I was no. 84, no not good at all, but I’m very patient.
With 1 yard of fabric I was able to make 2 scarves, and I still have some left over fabric, enough for one more.
Once I finished the first scarf, I decided to wear it, since we were going out on errands.
I was proud and thought it looked good with my black sweater. When I came out to the kitchen, hubby said, “Is it that cold outside?”
So much for making a fashion statement!
For the first scarf I used:
3 pieces of 7″wide by 36″ long sewn together, making one big circular scarf
You can then cut the fringe on both sides, My fringe was 2 inches long
For the second scarf I used:
3 pieces of 6″ wide by 31″ long, do not sew into a circle.
Then you can cut the fringe at both ends, my fringe is 6 inches long, but you can do any size that you want.
It also depends on the width of the fleece, selvage to selvage, to decide how many pieces you need to sew together, if any at all.
I also used a finishing seem so that the seams would not be so bulky.♥♥♥♥