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Topic: Snaps, Buttons, Fleece, Fabric = warm necks  (Read 2286 times)
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« on: December 25, 2010 11:17:04 PM »

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!
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« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2010 04:03:08 AM »

I love this, I am heading to London today for a few days and the weather has been cold, but I like to pack light..I think I will run up one of these instead of bringing a bulky scarf


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« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2010 07:07:31 AM »

This is a FAB Idea !!! And I am completely with you on the button hole thing ! I avoid them whenever possible. Your idea of the button on top with the snap underneath is genius. Your Grammie would be very proud of your ingenuity, thriftiness and sentiment I'm sure Cheesy

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« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2010 07:50:33 AM »

Love these! They look fantastic and also very cozy. Great gift idea and also great way to use up fabric stash. I'm definitely adding this to my "to-do" list.

I bet your family really appreciated these thoughtful presents.

« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2010 09:03:31 AM »

These are great!  What a wonderful use of your creativity during a frugal time.  Smiley   I am curious as to what dimensions you decided on? 
I'm sure your family loved them! 

« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2010 09:15:35 PM »

Thank you for all the nice comments. Smiley Everyone was pleased with their gifts.

I am curious as to what dimensions you decided on? 
I'm sure your family loved them! 

CraftyCakeLady- I was lazy and mostly eyeballed the fabric, but the finished dimensions of most of the scarves were 26 inches in length and 7 inches wide. The red and green were slightly narrower due to less lining fabric.
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« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2010 07:15:26 AM »

They all turned out lovely!

What a great way to use up some nice but smaller pieces of fabric!  You could really dress up your winter wardrobe with a few of these!  They seem light enough to wear in a chilly office as well!

Thanks for posting your frugal and practical yet good looking scarves!

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