Put that scrap fabric to good use: bow wallet and infinity scarf

I have a box of scrap fabric. Some of it’s leftover from material I bought, but a lot of it is from old clothes. These two projects were really easy and fast to do. I used an old sweater dress, so they’re also really soft.
Bow wallet made from scrap fabric. Made by Conniya.

This wallet is really cute, but not really practical because this fabric is SUPER stretchy. I mostly made it for practice. I might remake a larger version with stiffer fabric for use as a clutch or something.

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The opening flap tucks underneath the bow! How handy is that?!

Bow wallet made from scrap fabric. Made by Conniya

For the infinity scarf, I used four long strips of fabric and sewed hem into a tube.

Infinity scarf made from scrap fabric. Made by Conniya.

I made it small enough so that it would stay gathered right against my neck to keep me warm. It also turns out to be THE PERFECT SIZE to wear as a headband/ear warmer. I didn’t plan that at all. I wish the rest of my life would happen like that lol.
Infinity scarf made from scrap fabric. Made by Conniya

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The long and short of it: Gryffindor scarf and matching headband

Some projects take five minutes, and others a year. This scarf is one of those that takes a year. I started it around Valentine’s Day last year, and decided to finish it as I was reorganizing my yarn stash this week.

The main reason I put off finishing it was because I ran out of maroon. I had to use yellow to finish tying off the last few stitches. Originally, it was going to be longer, but I think six and a half feet is long enough, don’t you?

Gryffindor knit scarf by Conniya

Being in a crochet mood, I decided to whip up a headband using the leftover yellow yarn.

Yellow crochet headband with bow

To make the bow, I crochet a rectangle and tied braided yarn around the middle.  A few stitches to attach it to the headband, and TA-DA!

Matching Gryffindor scarf and bow headband by Conniya

A Handmade Christmas

I wish I could make gifts for everyone on my list, but Christmas always sneaks up on me. Here are a few handmade gifts I gave to friends and family this Christmas.

Embroidered Luggage Tags

The tag on the left is crocheted and embroidered using medium weight yarn. I used a chain stitch for her initial and slip stitches around the edge.

The tag on the right is an iron-on transfer from Diana Rupp’s book Embroider Everything Workshop. I used backstitching to embroider the front design and an address on the back.

Luggage tagsCrocheted Hello Kitty Headband

I used the same yarn as the crocheted luggage tag above. This was worked in four pieces then sewn together. I’m not sure the name of the stitch I used, but it’s very similar to the half double crochet stitch.

Crochet Hello Kitty Headband

Embroidered Animals

I bought these designs from TeenyTinyhappyThings on Etsy. They measure approximately 5.5″ tall and 4″ wide.

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