Thursday, February 21, 2008

Sewing From Trash To Treasure

Remember those sweaters from last weekend?

Well, it turns out that the red one is cashmere. Not too shabby! 

Here is my first project from Simple Gifts To Stitch. I wanted to do something to fancy it up, so I used two buttons. I know, I live on the wild side.

I won't be doing that again. They don't line up as straight as I wanted. Still, for a first time with a project, I am happy.

Here is the grey side. This was a wool vest from that same pile and was pre-felted. I have never worked with felted sweaters before. They sure are thick! The two ply of this scarf barely fit under my presser foot and my stitches at the end are all wonky. Probably should have followed the directions and hand sewn the end. Luckily, the funny looking side is somewhat hidden by the top flap!

Button Scarf- Embroidered grey felted wool side
I am looking forward to making more of these. The fit is really cozy and I think in sporty fleece this scarf is pretty gender neutral. If you are on the northern corner of my Christmas list, look away now and forget you ever saw this!

This project is part of Finny & Donk's Sewing Adventure. You can see more Button Scarves here!


Jodi Ohl said...

Cute scarf!!! I think it turned out great, and proud of you for so quickly turning a piece of 'trash to such a lovely treasure'.

Anonymous said...

Cute! I like it.

The Polka Dot Pixie said...

You are so creative!!!! I just stopped by your Flickr page and saw the kitchen tutorial. Genius!!!!!

Nutsy Coco said...

I love the scarf! All these sewing projects I see are really making me want to get a sewing machine!

Oh, I did live in LA until about 3 years ago. I do miss the weather!

Rebecca said...

It came out lovely! I think I like the grey side, no wait . . . anyway, it's cute all the way around. I should get going on a few these, they would make great gifts!