Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Off the cuff...

I was going through my stash of felted wool, trying to get inspiration for some Christmas gifts, when I discovered a yummy orange scarf from J.Crew. I found it at Goodwill last year for $0.99 because it had moth holes in it. It was still great for felting though.

For this project, I used the band on the end of the scarf. First I added some "leaves" from a green wool sweater and a sweet wooden button, then sewed it into a cuff. I think it's the perfect little accessory for fall.

To felt a (100%) wool sweater, just throw it in the wash on hot and dry on hot. You may want to repeat this 2 to 3 times to ensure the most shrinkage. CraftStylish has some great, detailed instructions for this.


msfitzita said...

Cuuuute!! I love it - and the thrift store origins of it!

Rebecca Jean said...

Cute is right! I think this would make a great coffee sleeve and a nice gift for those who drink coffee on the go. Love it!

♥ Rebecca Jean
Midnight Maniac