This would make a great craft for kids to put together for giving to kids in crisis. How about a Valentine's Day Party for the kids and they can make these to pack in their shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child this fall? Maybe even make one for themselves and one to give. Theirs would always remind them of kids who are less fortunate.
1/3 yard of two colors of fleece (if you make the pieces a tad shorter you can get by with 1/4 yard of each)
For a complete no-sew--you will need glue the last two hearts together
Optional: 2 buttons, thread & needle
|10" long by 6 3/4" wide.|
Cut out pieces:
8 -- of the color you will end the scarf with
7 -- of the contrasting color
|Slit made for insertion of next piece.|
|This illustrates the two types|
of slits--horizontal and
Using a contrasting color heart insert (point first) thru the slit and pull up so center is in the slit and match points (I worked down one side of the scarf and then the other). Make a slit in the newly attached one in the center about 1" from bottom point. Repeat alternating colors until you have 4 of the main color attached. Note: I found that making the slits AFTER I had inserted the new piece worked better--when I made the slit first and then pulled thru it seemed to strain the slit in the one being pulled thru. So you may want to try it both ways.
Starting at the other side of the center piece repeat the process.
Now if you are going to attach buttons center them and sew them on while catching the back side of the heart piece to attach them together while attaching the buttons.
I am considering using a touch of fabric glue to attach the fronts & back near the outside edges so they don't flop so much. And if I make another one, I may actually stitch around the edge of each before attaching the next heart.
Tip: Purchase fleece blankets on clearance and use for scarves. I have read a good average for the length of a scarf is the height of the child.
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