Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Ruffly Scarf

I see these ruffly scarfs everywhere, I actually own one. And it is only one because for some reason I have a hard time shelling out 10 plus bucks for a quarter yard of fabric. I have seen people make them as well. I thought that I would give it a try. I did not use that elastic thread though. Mine was more of that ah-ha moment when you figure out a way to do something.

I was sitting in church the other day and Thing #2 was picking at a fray and it was slowly gathering the rest of the fabric. That was when it hit me that I could just gently pull the threads of the fabric and make it gathered. I got a piece of remnant fabric from the store. I choose this one because the edges were already frayed a little bit so it would be easy to find the threads to pull. Also I thought it would be cute to have a light weight scarf as opposed to my usual thick, chunky ones. I roughly measured out how far I wanted my gathers and then found a thread and started to pull it. You have to do this gently because I got all excited when it was working just like I envisioned and pulled a little too hard on one string and it broke.You can see it here in the picture.
This is me gently pulling on the string to gather it.
So I gathered it all together, I did it the short way of the scarf just to give it a different look. To keep it from coming undone I put a dot of fabric glue when I was done with the gather.  I then did a hem around all the edges and it was done. This picture is of the dot of glue.

And here is the finished product:

I thought that it would be a little cool since the fabric is so light, but my neck was plenty warm when I was out and about today.

Linking up to: Sew Cute, Someday crafts, Sugar and Dots, Sew Much Ado, Little Eme.
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1 comment:

  1. This is such a good idea! I have a TON of that filmy fabric, currently being ignored in a drawer for exactly that reason! It frays and pulls! I see a few of these scarves in my future. Thank you!


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