I just found a fun way to use some of my leftover scrap material. When I was younger, I used to make “rag boas” out of old bits of fabric, and I decided to try it again. I had lots of bits of red left over from recent projects, and I had just been to the Pendleton Woolen Mill outlet store, where I picked up some gorgeous scraps of wool, including a lovely brick red, so I decided to make a faux fox stole.
I cut strips of fabric and tied them around a long piece of red ribbon.
I made the head and tail out of wool scraps and used a blanket stitch to attach the pieces so it would look a little fancier.
Button eyes, and embroidered eyelashes, and Phyllida the Fox was born.
It was really easy, and required no pattern or machine sewing. It didn’t take long either. I made it in one evening at a friend’s house while we watched Bride and Prejudice and two episodes of Sherlock.
Very fun! I’m sure I’ll make another one someday.