Due to tight finances this Christmas, I set out to craft something for my family and friends that would not require me to buy any fabric. After going through my collection, I came across fabric I had bought two years ago with the intention of making scarves. The fabric was beautiful but I had misjudged the amount I needed and the length of the fabric was just shy of being long enough for a scarf. I had forgotten that I had it. Inspired by knitted/crocheted neck warmers, I decided that I would create my own sewn version, thus avoiding the dilemma of not enough fabric.
It ended up being super easy. I debated on creating actual button holes but decided against it ( button holes make me nervous) Instead, I sewed on small snaps and then put a button on the outside. I ended up making nine neck warmers total but only have pictures of six
This is fabric that inspired me. I also made two others like this except I lined the black and pink fabric with black fleece.
The one on the right is for my father. The button I used was from his mother's ( my granma's) sewing box.
The green corduroy also has one of my granma's buttons.
Not pictured is the green velvet neck warmer I made my mother. It is lined with black fleece. The fabric is quite old. She used it to make a stocking for her mother and the button I used was from my great-grammie's button box. It's probably my favorite one and looks the most elegant.
Here is another photo of me modeling my dad's neck warmer. Please excuse the un-enthused expression and the messy hair. I just wanted to make sure I took photos before I distributed the gifts.
Hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday!