This year I really struggled with what to make as Christmas gifts for a few family members. I’m really particular. I want my gifts to be homemade without looking homemade.
A while back, this actually cause a long debate between my husband and I when I asked, “Does this look homemade?” Of course, he answered “yes” thinking that was the right thing to say. When in fact it was the opposite of what I wanted to hear. He explained that the “homemade” look is a good thing. But, I don’t buy it! Maybe I am just too much of a perfectionist, but I want professional results.
Two weeks before Christmas I still hadn’t decided on what to make, but my procrastination paid off. I knew I had found the perfect gift with this tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co on making the cutest, softest scarf ever. The MSQC ladies saved me once again. (They have tons of quilt and sewing tutorials)
I used minky fabric to make this luxurious scarf, which is what makes them so soft and comfortable to wear. Each scarf took only minutes to make. It’s so rewarding to work on something, and instantly see wonderful results.
This is a great gift for woman of all ages. My little sister, who is all about accessorizing, loved them, and my mom appreciated how warm and soft they were. It isn’t very often that you find something that they both like. So, I felt pretty good about my choice of gifts.
By the way, I know there are a few of you who are wanting to learn how to sew. Unfortunately, I have not been able to put anything together yet, but I wanted to let you know about a great Learn to Sew series going on at Crazy Little Projects. It’s just beginning, so it’s not to late to join.
Ok, So let me ask you, Is the homemade look a good thing?