Sunday, 19 June 2016

Colourful Infinity Scarves

By now you all know I like to make personalized pillows for my kids' friends' birthdays.   But what do you give for a repeat birthday?

These two little recipients have already received pillows one year, and recycled cotton skirts the next.  This year, I had to come up with something different.

After consulting with my daughter, I went with infinity scarves.  She chose the fabrics out of my scrap bins and a couple selected larger pieces.  I have to admit, some of the combinations she chose were not something I would have chosen myself...

Colourful scarf for colourful Miss L...

Some strange combinations for Miss O, but 100% approved by a 6-yr old!

This one's for my own girl

It's like a reminder from my daughter: Don`t be afraid of colours!

These were a lot of fun to make.  There are tons of tutorials out there, and I don't remember which one I followed the first time, so I am not going to share one but one thing I am going to share is the dimensions I used so that the scarves are better suited to little girls.  I used various strips that were 12" wide to make a piece of approx. 12" x  48"-50" which was then folded and assembled.  My daughter tried it on and it was perfect.

Since we are on the topic of infinity scarves, here is one I forgot to share, made by my friend's 10-year old.  (In case she reads this, yes, I know she is 11 now, but she was 10 when she made it).


The first time Miss Z came over to our house and saw my sewing room, she showed a lot if interest for all the pretty fabrics.  She had definite tastes so I told her to set aside some that she liked.  The next time her family was over, I took her to the sewing room and showed her how to make an infinity scarf.

She did it all herself, except for a little hand sewing at the end which I know she could have done by herself, but we ran out of time.

Proudly showing her creation
Sewing with kids takes patience, but is always rewarding.  I am looking forward to more sewing with Miss Z.

And speaking of things to look forward two, I am also looking forward to making more infinity scarves, and maybe getting some more colour advice from my daughter!

6 comments:

  1. What a great gift idea. xx

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  2. How cute! Maybe I will try your dimensions lol! I had to cut down the one I made three times to get it look good on me.

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  3. I love that you have the faith in Mlle E's choices to just let her go with what speaks to her. It works so well. And I love seeing another generation getting into fabric and sewing!

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  4. Great idea for birthday gifts. I'm sure they were appreciated.

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  5. The perfect solution and oh, so cute!

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