For my mom and mother-in-law I made them a Summer Scarf, following the tutorial from
This scarf is really easy to make once you hem the edges. It was a little difficult working with the fabric I chose. It was a silky polyester and wouldn't crease when I ironed over the edges so I just had to eye ball it when sewing the 1/2 inch hem. This is when I really wish I had a serger to finish off edges. The fun part was sewing with elastic thread. I had never used it before and it was fun to see the fabric bunch up.
I was a bit disappointed with how short the scarves ended up being. With the elastic they shrank more than half their original length (128"). Oh well, they still add some fun ruffel-y-ness around the neck. I think both my mothers liked them.
I love you mom and Judy!