Another week closer to Thanksgiving and the official beginning of the Christmas season. If you’ve planned on making some gifts this is the week to start!( I have more handmade gift ideas under the pull-down menu: All Things Gifts to Make!)
I saw an adorable ruffled scarf on Living With Punks. So I tried one!
I’m all about living cozy right now…and scarves are cozy, so…here’s my take on this cute gift idea!
Here’s what ya need!
* Jersey knit fabric(I love the soft scrumptious feel of jersey knit)
~Mine was 45″ wide~
~Cut two pieces 6″ wide & 55″ long. (This is really up to you! I got 1 1/2 yds of fabric and had plenty left over for another scarf. If your fabric is 60″ like the one on Living with Punks you can buy 1/2 yd of fabric!)
~Cut four 1 1/2″ strips of fabric for the ruffles.
* Matching thread
*Sew 2 of the 1 1/2 ” strips together. *Using a basting stitch, sew 1/4″ from the edge of the strip. *Repeat with remaining 2 fabric strips.
*Lay out 1 of the wide pieces of fabric, right-side up, lay one of your narrow strips right-side down along edge. Gently pull top thread to make fabric strip fit…you’re making your ruffle. Pull and adjust until the ruffle looks the same all the way down. *Pin the ruffle.
* Sew on the ruffle (right-sides together).
*Repeat steps with the other side of the wide piece of fabric.
*lay out your piece with the ruffle and place the other wide fabric piece right-side down on top of it…
*Pin the pieces together and sew around 3 edges, leaving one of the 6″ edges open…
*Using the open 6″ side, turn your scarf right-side-out.
*Iron, making certain to turn under 1/4″ on open side to prepare for sewing the opening shut!
*Sew the opening shut…you can machine sew or use a blind stitch.