I'm working on a holiday gift exchange with 8 friends from around the country--we're each making 8 gifts, so I need to make one gift for each of them. I decided to try making a patchwork scarf that's backed with polar fleece, and I really love how this came out.
i did have to buy the fleece, but it was on a super sale. the rest of the scraps and fabrics came from my stash--even the velvet was thrifted about three months ago. i have a huge collection of old buttons, and a few of those were added, too.
the scarf has a zippered pocket at one end, to hold keys or cash, and the flower is actually a removeable pin that i made from felt, a safety pin and some tiny scraps of fabric. I'm thinking that i might make these for gifts for all 8 ladies, but i really want to keep this one for myself--i love that it would hold my keys while i'm walking the dog.