Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Easy Children's Fleece Gift Set

A few weeks ago ER and I were at the fabric store, when she saw some cupcake patterned fleece. It was pretty cute and she really wanted me to make something out of it for her. Since we already have a no sew fleece blanket, it took me awhile to decide what to do with it. I'm surprised by how far one yard went. I was able to make two sets of projects, I'll share the first one today and the second as soon as I put the finishing touches on it. First I made her a no sew hat, directions from Crafty Mama: Makes 49 Fast, Fabulous, Foolproof (Baby & Toddler) Projects by Abby Pecoriello, @imacraftymama on Twitter. It's a seriously fun book, you should check it out! I had to adjust the measurements for ER's larger head so it's a bit looser than I'd like. The example is cuter, with a bigger fold at the bottom. Oh well, next time! ER has never been a fan of overly tight hats, so in her opinion it's perfect. She wore it around inside, the day I gave it to her. I love the pom pom on top.

I had a random strip of long fleece left over and it just made sense to turn it into a super simple no sew fleece scarf. ER was thrilled by that, she doesn't have one and unbeknownst to me, she REALLY wanted one. She exclaimed, "Oh good Mommy an outside BOA," when she saw it. I guess everything is related back to dress up fun for her:) The mittens were the only thing I had to turn the sewing machine on for. No pattern, I just traced around her hand onto paper, cut it out, and when I traced it onto the fleece I added space around the whole thing. They aren't the warmest or best for playing in the snow. What they are great for is easy slip on and off while we run multiple errands. ER is pretty stubborn about NOT wearing her mittens in the car, but she needs something on her hands while we run in and out of stores. These are quick to put on and off, unlike the heavy duty ones we also have.

You could make the whole set without your kiddo seeing it and use another set of hat and mittens for measurements. Then the whole thing could be kept a secret and wrapped up for under the tree. The hat is seriously cute and I will definitely make more for the littler kiddos we know.

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8 Friends Said:

allison @ itstoilegood.blogspot.com said...

Katie! THis is adorable! I bought the cutest robot fleece the other day and have been waiting for the perfect project and this is IT! Thank you!
Best,
Allison

Mama King said...

Another great project! Once January rolls around I think I am going to be switching gears to sewing. We could use more "errand mittens" since we end up with a whole bunch of mismatched mittens.

MaryAnne said...

So cute!

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

Could she get any cuter???? Oh my goodness, I think I just died of cuteness!

What a fun fleece set -- I'll be making some of these too! :-)

Jen said...

Hi! Just stumbled upon you. I love meeting new crafty people! :)
What a cute idea!
Cheers!
Jen
http://cariboobutterflycrafts.blogspot.com

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

Outside boa... that kills me:) Love this set, Katie. I'm trying to get my daughter to pick a hat pattern for me to sew for her. I'll have to show her this one in the morning. Thanks!

Lindsey said...

Oh my goodness, I can't believe that is no-sew! Your little girl is the perfect model as usual, too. lol I LOVE this set! You should sell them. :)

Jenny said...

Those are so cute and look so warm!

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