Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Last minute Holiday Gift

When I make gifts I like to make several at once to save time and mass produce. A quick winter scarf is an easy project. Set up the serger for a 4 thread overlock.
Take a piece of fleece approximately 18" x 60" or the width of the fabric. With right sides together fold in half lengthwise and serge down the long side. Arrange tube so that the seam is in the middle and then serge across only one short side. Turn right side out and fringe the open end. That means make cuts about 8" up from the raw edge. Take a piece of ribbon or cord or rat tail and tie just above the cuts. This will make the fringe cuts fluff out. OR if you feel really crative, take a hand sewing needle and thread and do a running stitch to gather across the cuts instead of using the ribbon tie. If you don't quite understand the concept, do it on a small scrap of fabric about 12" long and 6" wide. Then the Christmas light will start to shine brightly! Happy Holidays!

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