Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Polka dot scarves

**First, I wanted to say that I've been having so much fun with all the feedback from the giveaway. Thanks everyone! You're so nice :)

I've mentioned before that I am the leader of a Girl Scout troop. I love Girl Scouts, and watching these girls grow is certainly fun. It's also helped me determine what kind of parent I think I'd be. I've definitely been in charge of groups before, and I've been the manager at several of my past jobs, but this is the first time that the group I'm in charge of has been young enough, and me old enough, for me to be sort of like a parent to them.

Anyways, today was the last meeting before the holidays, and I wanted to do some festive activities! One of which was making scarves.

I'd LOVE to be able to teach all these girls to sew, but there are too many of them to be able to bring my sewing machine and sit with each girl at a time, and some of them are not yet dexterous enough to handle hand-sewing.

So I did all the sewing before the meeting! :)

I bought 6.5 yards of hot pink polka dot flannel at Joann's [it's 60% off this week!] and cut it into 14x60" pieces. I then folded each piece right side together so that it became 7x60" and sewed down to make a tube. That width and length was good for 8 year old girls. And it was really easy since I only needed to sew one seam! 

I pinked each end of the scarf and left them inside out. Then at the meeting each girl got to turn her scarf tube right side out and cut fringe however she wanted. Then some of the girls tied the pieces of their fringe together for knotted detail. 

The girls loved it! I wish I could show pictures, but I don't want to show their faces across the internet. They loved finding new ways to wear them, and they thought it was "fancy" to sling it over their shoulders.

Simple and fun for little kids!

1 comment:

  1. Very cute. Who doesn't like polka dots. And this is a practical gift that they will use all the way into adulthood.



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