Sunday, December 7, 2008

Polar Fleece Pull-Eeeeeez!

Don't toss those scraps of Polar Fleece! Put them to work making what I call Polar Fleece Pull-Eeeeeez! Use them to gently safeguard those precious, breakable gifts you are giving this year. They are cuter than tissue paper, reusable, and you can color-coordinate, depending on what you have in your stash.


Easy to make? You betcha! Just cut crosswise (along the greatest stretch) strips of scrap Polar Fleece. Cut a test strip to see the effect - different fleeces (type and thickness) work best at different widths - 1/4" works well on thick fleece, but you'll need to cut the strips narrower on microfleeces. I fold pieces in thirds and use scissors to make the job go faster, but you can use a rotary cutter if you like. Then simply Pull-Eeeeeez - pull the strip gently until it stretches and curls. If the strips are breaking, you'll need to cut them wider. If they don't curl, you'll need to cut them narrower.

The idea of cutting-and-pulling fleece strips is not new, nor my idea - I've seen projects where they've been couched onto jackets and tops. But I've not seen them used as gift-packing, although I'd bet someone besides me has also used them that way. Now, get busy - and no fair using up perfectly good fleece yardage (wink, wink).

7 comments:

robinallison said...

hello Nadine... you are positively brilliant... this is a lovely idea and so darned cute!! i am enjoying your blog immensely... kiss kiss

Aunt Pitty Pat's said...

What an awesome Idea!!!!! Who would have thunk scraps could be so wonderful.... :)
Ms N steal away to your hearts content.. from my blog.. I steal from others all the time. :)
M

Aunt Pitty Pat's said...

I just thought of another wonderful idea for these scraps.. what about hair for those little fun cloth dolls... It looks like it would work out great.. Let me know if I am kicking a can ... and it won't work :) Hugs
M

NadineC said...

Marcel! You are a genius! I think that's a great idea! If they are cut at the right width, they are very strong, so would work well for hair. Sherrie N. needs to know, don't you think?

Aunt Pitty Pat's said...

Yes I think little bright red curlies would be fun on hair for little Annies :)
Did you tell Sherrie??? I know she is very busy right now!!! but she will always have time for friends :)
M

Sherrie Nordgren-Sympletymes,Pinkeeps,BoomingAprons said...

Oh My GOSH!You guys are genius through and through..Just today I finished a doll a type I'm not use to ..have you all finished except for her cause I couldn't think what to use..yarn was a no no..Then came read your blog Nadine and here is my answer yippie!!!!Thank You to Ms M great idea!!!!!

Aunt Pitty Pat's said...

Yeah I did good!!!! Sherrie you are very welcome for the suggestion.. and thank you Nadine for the tutorial :) I plan on putting this to work for me after the New Year :)
M