Wait until this time of year when the fabric stores are chock full of fleece...then wait some more for the week when it's all 50% off. You don't need much yardage, but if you make them in bulk like me, the savings add up.
Then load up your shopping cart with every cute fleece you see, ignoring the glares of the people behind you at the cutting counter. (I figure I've done my time getting stuck behind the lady who wants to discuss every possible trim and backing for her quilt!)
Now's when you cross your fingers that you get a cutter in the Christmas spirit....because you only need 8"-10" of fleece for a standard scarf. (Any wider and you'll choke yourself out wearing it.) Depending on how many you're making, that's a lot of cutting! And if you catch the 50% sale, you'll score these for about $1 each!
Start with a good pair of scissors and a straightly-cut strip of fleece (you may have to clean up the cut when you get home...again, depending on the cranky-factor of the cutter).
Then just roll them up, tie with a cute ribbon, and add a candycane or gift tag!
One episode of Rachel Zoe later, and you've got a tidy pile of Fleece Scarves!
They make the best little gifts for neighbors, friends, teachers, moms....really anyone! My kids even love them. Babygirl has a Hannah Montana scarf, and my son has his eye on the skull pattern. Mr. Sugarplum will find the gray houndstooth in his stocking.
You can throw them in the washer and dryer and the ends never fray. I make a new batch every couple of years to replace the old, worn out ones. It's going to be hard to let some of these cute patterns go this year!
Do you have an easy, inexpensive, go-to gift?
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