Saturday, November 28, 2009

Make a Canadian Touque to watch the Olympic Torch

The Olympic Torch passed through our community this week. It was an exciting event for our family and we loved all the celebrations around it.

In preparation for the event, I went shopping for Canada or Olympic clothing to wear along the road and we cheered for our local torch bearers. Many others had thought the same thing, because I was unable to find any touques or mittens. So I decided to make black fleece touques with a Canadian maple leaf, for all of us.

The torch has a long way to go to get to Vancouver yet, so if you are a sewer or quilter and you live west of New Brunswick, why not make Canada Touques for your entire family.

Here is my "Sew a Canadian Touque" Tutorial for you. I have incorporated some quilting techniques to give it a special oomph. If you make some touques, be sure to take a picture and blog about it, then leave me a comment. I'd love to see!!!

Enjoy the flame Canada. It is awesome to see.


dp said...

I love this touque... I think I will make one for Terry. I hate applique though.. but I guess I can try it this once and put a fun maple leaf on the front. Thanks for putting on the tutorial. It will be a good resource every winter

Canadian Tourism said...

Cute toque!

Another option is to bundle up in the comfort of your own home and watch the torch relay retrospective videos. Here's a video as it went through New Brunswick:

I suppose it's not as exciting as the real thing though.

There are more videos about New Brunswick here:

Feel free to pass them on to friends and family or readers of this site.