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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Easy Fleece Scarves

A friend of mine introduced me to these Fleece Scarves several years ago, and I always go back to it for an easy gift...suitable for just about anyone.

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!)

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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).

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Then just roll them up, tie with a cute ribbon, and add a candycane or gift tag!

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One episode of Rachel Zoe later, and you've got a tidy pile of Fleece Scarves!

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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.

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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?

Check out more ideas in my Project Gallery!

27 comments:

  1. I die!! :) Great job, these are adorable.

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  2. i wish i did! these are the perfect neighbor gifts.

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  3. Those are adorable! I love all the different patterns you chose.

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  4. I love this idea! What a great gift and way to save some money. I love the fabric of your scarves, especially the leopard one!

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  5. Cute! We make fleece blankets!! We have made them every year for the senior's on our daughter's team. We make them in their college of choice' colors. I used to make spirit scarves for the cheerleaders too. A little more labor intensive then the ones you show, but they love them! You take a 6 in width of the fleece in 3 colors (school colors in this case), lay them on top of one another, sew a zig-zag stitch down the middle. Then every two inches you cut from the side in close to the stitch. Once you wash and dry them they become ruffled!

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  6. Cute! Good gift idea :) I keep wanting to make a fleece infinity scarf. I think it be pretty easy, and definitely warm!

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  7. Great idea. Love how you packaged them... those kind of details make all the difference!

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  8. those are too cute! and such a great idea! thanks for sharing i wanna try this.

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  9. great idea!! I am trying to figure out if I can make some of these this weekend!

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  10. Can I be one of your family members . . . so darn cute. Now I am thinking, hmmmm. can I get to the store to get fleece today. I love it. Might have to pass those out next year. You are always up to something adorable.

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  11. I've seen the blankets, but never thought of scarves! Will have to file that away for next year, I'm always on the hunt for what to do for those "everyone else" on my list peeps.

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    I just need to find someone to give scarves to .....

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  13. These are great! I've made lots of polar fleece tie blankets, but never a scarf...never too late to try! The polka dot one is my fav (:

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  14. very cozy!!! those look so fun and soft, too!

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  15. Genius. This is a great holiday gift idea for my co-workers. Thanks!

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  16. Clever idea - what a great standby gift! xo

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  17. These are super cute and cheapo! I love having things like this on hand just in case someone pops over unexpectedly with a gift. :)

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  18. YOU are adorable...as are these scarves! Of course I am loving the leopard print one best.

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  19. These are so cute and look uber snuggly!

    Luvs!

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  20. pfft. Who needs to sew, right? What a cute idea! You are the craft QUEEN, Cassie.

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  21. Ummm, these are amazing! (And seriously every time I go to Hobby Lobby, I end up behind the lady that wants odd measurements in about a thousand different kids of fabrics that never have the price on them.)

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  22. Shut.it.down! Totally adorable! And seriously, the main cutter lady at my Joanne's is the meanest! I'm so scared of her!

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  23. Thanks SO much for this idea! So far, I've made about 24, passed the idea to my SIL & she's made about 50. For a extra special gift, I rolled the tiny bottles of perfumed sanitizers inside the scarves. For the guys, I rolled in mini flashlights. The candy cane is just the finishing touch. Now - what to do for next year!!

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  24. What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing! How long are your scarves?

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  25. Hi Kristina -- the scarves are only as long as the fabric is wide...unless you sewed two strips together, end-to-end. So most of mine are only 54-inches.

    Hope this helps!

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  26. Thought you would like to see what I HAD to do - all because of these adorable scarves! ;)

    http://iwillservewhileiwait.blogspot.com/2014/12/waiting-on-party-to-start.html

    Thanks for the awesome idea!

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Your comments are like popcorn with milk duds, I just can't quit them. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive thoughts! xoxo, cass

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