Birthday Gifts

September is a crazy month for birthdays! Two of my sisters have their birthdays, my sister in law has her birthday, and my cousin’s wife does too. Well a lot more family members do as well,but these are the ones that I try to make gifts for. In our family, we don’t really give birthday gifts to each other officially, so when I have something that I think someone will like, it is fun to make and give. Since it really is a surprise especially since it isn’t expected.

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My sister, Raya, asked for a specific scarf for her birthday, and I had made one exactly like it two years before. This scarf ended up being a little to small so it was awkward to wear so I ended up taking it apart,but this time I knew how to make it correctly for Raya.


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She wanted it in Coral and grey, the coral was hard to find in knit fabric, but I found some HERE.

DSC_5808In a nut shell cut the fabric into two long strips, and fold hot dog style.

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Pin the raw edge.

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Here you can see both pieces ready to go.

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Then sew or serge the ends all the way down.

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Here you can see they are a long tube.

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Turn right side out, and follow THESE instructions which include a video on how to get it to look finished.

DSC_5814Here is the final Scarf!

DSC_5816Woohoo, it can be looped twice like it is supposed to!

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Then using THIS fabric from Girl Charlee, I made her a Renfrew Top since it is one of my favorite patterns.

DSC_5868I made it in a size 10 since Raya has a larger bust than me,but she mentioned it was also a little on the shorter side(I guess I am not the only one with a longer torso than normal). Once she lets me know by how much, I will lengthen the pattern so if she ever wants another one of these it will fit correctly.

Then for Kira, Sarah, Sarina, and Tanya, I made an infinity scarf. I like them just as much as Raya,but Raya is really easy to shop, sew for because most things I like, she likes. So, I don’t want them to think I don’t love them as much! :)

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I saw this nursing cover and scarf HERE, and I already had the same fabric, but only enough to make a regular infinity scarf which look like the picture on the left.  To make it, I followed THIS tutorial.

Have a great week!

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1 Response

  1. Sanaya Anson says:

    Wish Happy Birthday From me to all. And I think I never seen this kind of gift for birthday in my life. It’s totally amazing. I like your ideas and I can see your hard work for making it.

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