December 24, 2009

"All the Trimmings" Scarf

Yesterday I got an email from a reader who just "inherited" a bag of lace trimmings. She asked me if I had any advice as to what to use them for, and I shamelessly admitted that I've had the same bag of goodies sitting in my craft room for about a year. So one of the ideas I threw out was to just sew them all together onto a throw or a scarf. As soon as the image flashed in my head, I knew that I had to make myself one, too! And I did :o)


All it took was to cut a 10" strip off of my 60" wide white fleece.....


Pin each of my lace/crochet trimmings onto the fleece in a strait line....


And sew them on with my machine! Scandalously easy.


And there you have it: a pretty little vintage-inspired scarf.



I like it as a wrap/shawl too. I wish I'd thought to make one for my wedding dress!


You can tell I put a lot of work into this photo shoot; no makeup, unbrushed hair....you're lucky I wasn't in my jammies! :o)


A close-up of the lacy loveliness; I just can't get enough of this kind of thing!

Unless a miricle happens, I probably won't see you until after Christmas, so goodbye for a few days everybody! Happy Christmas!
God bless you!!

50 comments:

  1. So cute!!!

    Wish I got one of those bags sitting in my craft room!!!

    I just love al your projects!

    Thanks for sharing it!

    Merry Xmas to you and your family!!

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  2. Merry Christmas Disney!!

    I'm a first time comment-poster. but I've watched your blog for awhile now. And I love it. and because of you i've made ruffly stuffs this Christmas season. Oh. I've found my sewing machine again and started craft-craft-crafting away. So thanks for the inspiration!

    Merry Christmas to you and your adorable family!

    --Josi

    -mebbe i'll actually send you some pics of the goodies i've produced-thanks to your ideas!!-

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  3. Joanna: I would love pictures! And I am so glad that I could be an inspiration! That's what I was hoping for! Merry Christmas!!

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  4. Very beautiful. What a great idea.

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  5. I guess you just don't have a bad idea bone in your body. :) I like how you went ahead and made the item that your reader asked about. Very nice! It looks awesome.

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  6. Oh wow! this is beautiful! Merry Christmas!! smiles...

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  7. So beautiful! It is so funny that, I have pretty much every laces and trims you used in this post. Now I know what I am going to do with them. Thank you for your wonderful idea, as usual!

    I hope you and your family will have a wonderful Christmas! :)

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  8. LOVE your blog!! I stumbled across it and I've just fallen in love with it. Ruffles are my favorite =0). All your projects are just adorable and so amazing. You make everything look so easy. I'm getting a sewing machine tomorrow for Christmas, and I've already got TONS of ideas floating around in my head. I'm sure I won't be able to just whip things up like you do, but you've definitely gotten me excited to try. Thanks so much for sharing! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

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  9. What a lovely, beautiful and easy project! Thank you for sharing. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  10. Oh I love it! Out of all the crafty scarves I've seen this year this might be my favorite! Super easy! Now, to inherit some lace trimmings! hah! Happy holidays!!

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  11. That turned out awesome! What a great idea! Now I want to 'inherit' some old trims. Merry Christmas!

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  12. Beautiful as always :) Merry Christmas!

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  13. Holy stinking cute batman! This is GORGEOUS. I really want my own bag of inherited lace so I can make it. I'm pretty sure buying a bunch new would NOT have the same effect.

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  14. I LOVE this!!!! Wow! Fantastic tutorial!

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  15. Wow soo simple but so pretty ... i'm going to start my own bag of "pretties"

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  16. Oh, that is soo beautiful, LOVE it! Wish I had a bag of lace lying around so I could make one myself :))

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  17. Hi Disney,
    I have been following your blog for a while now and love every post! You have the most beautiful ideas!
    I absolutely love the scarf and even though I am not the slightest bit talented in making things -- I am more of an observer and buyer --
    I think I'll try this one.
    Hope you don't mind that I will link your post to mine.

    Hope you are having a Merry Christmas!!
    Love, Sylvie

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  18. I am totally loving this scarf! I love everything vintage and how it can take on a new life and that's what your scarf reminds me of!

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  19. This is adorable and so feminine.

    Love it
    you are soooo creative.

    so glad i found you

    blessings

    barbara jean

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  20. PS This would be a quick and easy way to make a pillow too

    might do that with my lace. =0)

    barbara jean

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  21. This is so pretty it makes my heart hurt! I just found your blog and can't wait to get off work so I can go home and whip up some winter scarves!

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  22. only can sit hear behind my computer with an open mouth! This is soooooooooooooo pretty!
    love Miranda

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  23. Wow! I'm home from church with my sick littlest guy and just found you. This is BEAUTIFUL! I think my four year old girl "needs" a skirt done like that! Now I'm off to grab a cup of coffee so I can pore over your blog until everyone else gets home.

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  24. Oh my! That is gorgeous!! I would love to make one of these for my Mothers day for my Mom!!

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  25. this is fabulous! love ur blog- you are so creative!

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  26. So BEAUTIFUL!! I'm making one, love, love, love it!

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  27. You are so amazingly talented!! Thank you for sharing your ideas! I love the lace throw, shawl, whatever you chose item!

    Love,

    Tammi

    P.S. I really need to get a sewing machine! My hand-me-down had to be retired. :-(

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  28. Oh wow that is so lovely and so easy, what is not to adore.

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  29. I just started following your blog and I've probably read the whole thing already! This is my favorite post thus far. The scarf is gorgeous! Do you plan on making anymore for your etsy store by any chance? I absolutely adore it & have no idea how to sew so I have to ask! Oh, & your daughter is precious :o)

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  30. I love it!!! It is sooooo beautiful!!! I whish I had so many beautiful trimmings and could make myself one!!! Thank you so much for the inspiration! (I did use the Tshirt scarf tutorial - using leftovers of black jersey but haven't taken a nice photo of it yet since I find it very difficult to take nice pictures of black clothes - especially in winter). I love your blog!

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  31. I just can't believe how much I love this site! What a great post. I'm just squealing with joy over how easy and AWESOME these projects are! This site is SO ME! :) Thank you!!

    *GUSH!*

    Carrie

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  32. You have so much ideas for sewing and craft, I like all your things. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. This is so gorgeous!

    I've been going through your blog this afternoon, and loving every minute of inspiration!

    You, your daughter, your ideas, and your blog are just. so. lovely.

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  34. I just love this idea and I certainly have enough laces and insertions to make one. I even have hand make lace from my grnadmother's basket. Don't know how old the lace is but MY Mom is now 91. After trying one like the sample I hope to use some of my better pieces on a fine batise or linen and make it more heirloom like. This would be great for some simple Spring dresses and for Mother's Day. Jimmy

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  35. Haaaave to make this, it's absolutely fantastic!!

    I found my way here via someone on PInterest who'd pinned someone who'd linked you... and I'm kinda stuck. You don't mind if I stalk you, do you? ;)

    Love your amazing tutorials! Thank you ever so much for sharing!

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  36. Love how raw and delicate this is. What a neat project and thanks so much for sharing it (and all your other tutorials) to inspire the masses.

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  37. I live in So. Fl where most days are in the hi 80s or 90s. love scarves but don't wear them due to the heat, especially backed with fleece. BUT!!!! I got a piece of light-weight eyelet fabric and used it for my backing. The lace trimming looks just as beautiful , tho not too heavy to wear on this rapidly heating planet! I am considering doing it to both sides now. So that the trim is reversible...Might be too scrathcy , tho. I will see. cabarabol@yahoo.com

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  38. Beautiful, I was wondering if you finished the edges of the scarf in any way or just left them as is?

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    1. Thank you! I did not finish the edges, since fleece doesn't fray. If you want to use a fabric that unravels on the edge then definitely hem each side first. :o)

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  39. ARE THE ENDS OF THE SCARF HEMMED IN ORDER TO KEEP THE ENDS OF THE LACE FROM UNRAVELING?

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    1. No, since I used fleece, which doesn't fray or unravel, it doesn't need hemming.

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  40. Thanks for the brilliant idea.
    I have a garage full of lovely laces, literally 1000's of metres of lace & trims that I can't seem to get rid of, so I'm going to try this on left over silk fabrics that I also have.

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