by Cousin Eva (Age 7)
One of my favourite pieces of gear is The Buff. The Buff is a round tube of cloth that you can wear on your head as a hat or around your neck as a cowl. It keeps your ears warm and it can keep them from getting mosquito bites.
It comes in different colours like blue, black, red, pink, yellow, orange, and patterns too.
After I found out about the Buff, I decided to try to sew one. I bought some fabric that was soft and stretchy. Then I washed the fabric to get it ready. I cut out a rectangle and I folded it in half. Then I sewed a seam down the side. I tied off the threads so the seam would not come undone. I pulled the seam flat and then I was done. It was so easy that I decided to make some for my brothers and cousins too.
*A note from Eva’s mom:
The rectangle that Eva cut out was 19 inches by 19 inches, with the stretch running across the width of the fabric. We used our serger, but if you don’t have one you can make this using a zig zag stitch on your sewing machine.