Most of us look forward to easy, yet artistic sewing projects. Throw in the fact that these projects are also adorable and I know you’ll be adding today’s topic to your sewing to-do list. Have I piqued your interest? My goal is that you’ll be inspired to create hat and scarf creations for kids, called Cuddle Buddies Hats and Scarves designed by Sewing With Nancy team member, Donna Fenske.
Patterns in this collection are based on a simple hat and scarf shape. The magic happens when the included appliqué pattern pieces are added to transform the animal characters. Once you’ve mastered the hat and scarf construction, there’s no limit to the possibilities.
Learn Basic Appliqué Instructions
Lions and tigers and giraffes, oh my! Appliqués will make your sewing project take on character. Even if you’ve never attempted appliqués before, you’ll have immediate sewing success after following our sewing tips. Plus, sewing on fleece is very forgiving—my kind of fabric. The hats and scarves require a yard of fabric or less. Perhaps you can use some of your leftover fleece scraps for the appliqués.
The appliqué pieces and pattern pieces for the hats and scarves are included in the book. You’ll find that with a few tweaks, the hat design can easily change from a giraffe to a lion.
The dinosaur hat and scarf combo are for ideal for make believe.
Learn how to draw details such as whiskers and eyelashes with a simple zigzag stitch. Just click to watch online!
Once you know the basics, you’ll be able to fashion all kinds of hat/scarf combos. Make these as gifts or let your young guest designers work alongside you; choosing the colors and pinning the appliqués.
The Sewing With Nancy crew—most of them kids at heart—thought the scarves and hats were made for them. Gregg Happ, our floor director, decided that the giraffe was his buddy.
Watch Cuddle Buddies Hats and Scarves on Sewing With Nancy online.
The Patterns and Appliqués for 12 Scarf and Hat Sets are in One Convenient Book
- 12 pattern and appliqué sets are included: bunny, cat, dinosaur, dog, giraffe, ladybug, lion, monkey, owl, shark, tiger, and zebra.
- Hats feature a lining and earflaps, plus appliqué faces and dimensional elements like ears, horns, and manes.
- Scarves feature pockets and coordinating appliqué accents of feet, paws, claws, feathers, or hoofs.
- Five hat sizes and two scarf lengths are included.
- Hat sizes from XXSM to L fitting a head circumference from 18-1/2″ to 22-3/4″
- Scarf lengths from 36″ to 53″ long
- All appliqué patterns are full-size.
- The soft cover book has 44 pages.
The random winner of the Hoop It Up—Guide to Successful Embroidery book from Designs In Machine Embroidery (DIME), is Janet Bryant. She said: I have embroidered onesies and other children’s clothing items. The hooping is the hardest. I would love to win this book! Thank you Nancy for all the things I have learned from you over the years!
The random winner of the Hoop It Up—Guide to Successful Embroidery DVD from Nancy’s Notions, is Jacque who said: I’d love all the items. I think I would start with a tote to carry the cosmetic case and slippers. Then, throw in a towel wrap and call it complete.
Bye for now,