Sew kids' fleece hats and scarves/Cuddle Buddies/Sewing With Nancy ZiemanSew an adorable animal hat from fleece! If your next sewing project includes a cute critter face, look no further! These easy, yet artistic sewing projects will find their way onto your to-do list. They are irresistable! Have we piqued your interest? Our 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.

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Basic Construction

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—our 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.

Sew kids' fleece hats and scarves/Cuddle Buddies/Sewing With Nancy ZiemanThe 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. Sew kids' fleece hats and scarves/Cuddle Buddies/Sewing With Nancy Zieman

The dinosaur hat and scarf combo are for ideal for make believe.
Sew kids' fleece hats and scarves/Cuddle Buddies/Sewing With Nancy ZiemanSew kids' fleece hats and scarves/Cuddle Buddies/Sewing With Nancy ZiemanLearn how to draw details such as whiskers and eyelashes with a simple zigzag stitch. Click to watch online!

Sew kids' fleece hats and scarves/Cuddle Buddies/Sewing With Nancy ZiemanOnce 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.

 

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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.

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The Patterns and Appliqués for 12 Scarf and Hat Sets are in One Convenient Book

Cuddle Buddies Hats and Scarves 

  • 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.

Watch Cuddle Buddies Hats and Scarves on Sewing With Nancy online.

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For a chance to win the Cuddle Buddies Hats and Scarves book from Nancy’s Notions, please leave a comment telling us which of the cuddle buddies is your favorite.

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Nancy Zieman's Giveaway Winner

 The randomly selected winner of a copy of the book, Trusty Triangles—a Row-by-Row Sampler Quilt, from Nancy’s Notions is Kathy Renz.

Her comment is, “I love the twirling triangles. My favorite quilt blocks have motion.”

Happy Sewing,

Team Nancy Zieman

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