Monthly Archives: December 2014

DIY Infinity Scarf

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Okay Sam, this one’s for you…

I was up early a few weeks ago and catching up on my Facebook reading, when I came a cross this post.  It was a DIY arm knitted scarf.  It just so happened that I had some yarn around, so I gave it a try.  I had two done before my boys woke up for the day.

FYI: This makes a great Christmas gift!

There are a lot of Youtube videos to make these, but I really liked this tutorial.

Here are some of the scarves I made:

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They were unbelieveably easy to make.  I had a long drive over the Thanksgiving holiday, so I made most of them in the car while my hubby drove.

The different types of yarn out there are unlimited!  For most of these scarves I used two yarns as the tutorial suggests, but I also used three different yarns in a few.  This proved to be only slightly more difficult, mostly because it is easier to drop one when you are knitting.

These are all bulky or thicker yarns.  Here are some of the ones that I used:

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Until next time, happy creating.

Dawn Marie

 

Category: Create

DIY Holiday Pillow Covers

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I always love holiday pillows when I am out shopping this time of year, but they are so expensive and then, where do you store them? They will require their own tote!

These holiday pillows are easy to make and go right over your existing throw pillows.  When the holidays are over, they are easier to store than a set of pillows. Simply slide the pillows out and fold up the shams.

You will need a few supplies:

neutral fabric of your choice

green felt

decorative buttons

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I used linen that I had left over from another project, but I ended up not using the buttons in the picture above.  I found four beautiful buttons at Joann’s.  (I used a different button on each pillow.)

I created a pattern on construction paper and cut the trees out of the felt.

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I measured my pillows (which are 18 inches) and added an inch to allow for seams. (So I cut four 19 inch squares to create four pillows.)

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I pinned and sewed the trees onto the pillow tops.

To make the pillows covers easy to get in and out, the back is sewn like an envelope.  Each pillow back is made up of two pieces of fabric. For my 18 inch pillows I cut a 14 and 8 inch piece.

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Layer the pieces with the finished sides facing in, pin, and sew.

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I ironed them and then inserted the pillows!

Now my couch is ready for the holidays…

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Until next time, happy creating…

Dawn Marie

Category: Create