They are great - soft and warm, and quite luxurious, because they started with great fabric. I got a text today from DS #1, saying his scarf had come in handy because of the snowstorm we're having.
|Here's my DH modeling his scarf - he sat beside my while I fringed these, and never knew what Santa had in store for him!|
For the girls, there are 3 of them in their 20's and 30's, all reluctant to carry purses, but often with a tote bag over the arm. So I thought of small zippered pouches to carry anything that would get lost in those tote bags/laptop bags. Again I raided my stash, actually pulling out scraps left from previous projects, and found my bin of odd-colored zippers, choosing pleasantly contrasting or blending colors. (You know how everyone you know thinks of you, when they've got a relative who has leftover sewing supplies that need a good home? Several years ago I was asked to check the remnants of a yard sale for a friend, and wasn't allowed to leave without taking a huge box of zippers. Most had price tags from McCrory or Zayre, for 10 cents or a quarter.)
I used a very old Butterick pattern that somehow had never been cut into. I think it was a goody bag stuffer from a sewing conference. View G and K are the ones I chose. They're hard to see, on the back of the envelope photo - the yellow and black one at top, and the smaller red print one at the left.
|Polyester brocade, left from a robe made for Erin a few years ago - she recognized the fabric right away|
|A peek inside, with the zipper open. The lower zipper opens on an outside pocket. Love those light olive zippers!|
|I love the lavender zipper, but that parrot blue and hot pink were stunning against the black, too!|