You can fight the January blahs by making yourself a new winter scarf. Scarves are an easy to make and a way to dress up, warm up and change up your winter wardrobe and carry you into spring.
Fleece isn't just for kids, when mixed with other fabrics, fleece is fashionable. Mix Fleece with Jersey Knit. The cool breathability with the warmth of the fleece is a perfect combination. The difference in the weights and textures of the fabrics adds interest. The Saturday Morning Scarf is wonderful ruffle representation of this combination - you can get the free pattern and video tutorial here. The Candy stripe scarf is also a great combination with Minky and Jersey knit, you can find the tutorial here.
Mix Fleece with Fur. Faux fur is everywhere these days. It looks great and is easy to work with (just be sure to have a lint roller handy!). The Fleece Scarf with pockets tutorial will show you how to work with fur and make a scarf that is great for keeping your hands warm or holding a cell phone. You can get the free tutorial here.
Mix Fleece with well, Fleece! There are many sophisticated techniques you can use to make a plain piece of fleece interesting. One the easiest methods is shirring. Shirring is a fancy way of saying "sewing using elastic thread on your bobbin", it's fun to do. For a tutorial on making a scarf using shirring click here.
Mix Fleece with Ruffle Fabric. This fabric is taking the blogosphere by storm. It looks sophisticated and is very simple to make. For written directions and pictures of the tutorial of the scarf Angel demonstrated just click here.
Fleece is the perfect wintertime fabric. You can make hats, capes, headbands, even pillows out of it!