Friday, July 23, 2010

Summery Cute Flower Scarf

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If you haven't noticed the scarf trend, you're living under a rock! They're everywhere! You can never have too many scarves, right?

I wanted another springy one, so I found this really pretty linen floral fabric and measured out enough for a scarf. I like mine to be about 70" x 8" so they hang to just the right spot. And yes, I do use a pen to mark my fabric. I know this is horrible, but I've been doing it for years. Time to invest in a fabric pencil!
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To get the size I need for the scarf, I sewed 2 pieces together.
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To keep the edges from unraveling, I used a running stitch along the long edges of the fabric. I just discovered this special foot just for this purpose and it worked really well to keep the fabric in place.
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Here's my stitches. I love the small amount of unraveling to add some texture, but not too much that it falls apart.
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Then I cut some pretty white lace for the edges and sewed them to the scarf.
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Now here's the fun part! In order to get the crinkled look, I lightly rinsed my scarf in cool water. (I know I read about doing this on another blog, but I can't remember where. Let me know if it was you!)
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Then I twisted it and let it dry overnight.
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Once it's dry, give it a shake and knot it around your neck!
So fun!
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19 comments :

  1. As always your are too cute and too crafty!!! I really like the lace detail at the end. And there are so many differnt colors of shirts you could wear that with. Very nice.

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  2. a how CUTE!!
    popping over from Trendy Treeouse :)

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  3. Very cute! Thanks for the wrinkling tip as well.
    -Crystal

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  4. Lovely! Great fabric and I love the tip about soaking it and leaving it to dry twisted up. Thanks!

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    1. I agree!!! I love it! And the fabric is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. That looks great! I love it! I need one of those feet for my machine. What's it called? Love the fabric. I'm inspired. Might have to make a summer one for myself! CUTE!! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. that's my kind of craft... and you did a great job. i had never heard of that water tip before... good info. (-:

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  10. Scarves are definitely coming back into style. I like your finished product!!

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  11. Wow! I love this!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Leticia

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  12. Another great tutorial! I love the photos. You make it look so easy :)

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  13. Very cute. I love the fabric you picked.

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  14. Thanks for an easy and cute pattern!
    ~Simi
    www.deceptivecadencephotography.blogspot.com

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  15. What is the name of the foot you used when zigzagging the edge of the fabric so it wouldn't fray too much? I'm a beginner. Thanks! :)

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  16. It's hard to tell from the picture but I would use a rolled hem foot, it makes a beautiful edge that doesn't fray at all, useful for those chiffons that never stop raveling! Can anyone tell me how to make the knot that was used in the picture?

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    1. Annette, it's really easy to make the knot! Fold the scarf in half and then wrap it around your neck. Take the two ends and slip them through the loop at your neck. Pull tight and that's it!

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