April 27, 2010

Crinkle Scarf Tutorial

Did you all see Dana's adorable scarf yesterday? I'm still thinking about how cut it is....

And, coincidentally, I have my own scarf to share as well! (Although, let's be honest, hers is cuter!)
I love those crinkly scarves you see everywhere in the stores, don't you? So breezy and summery! Unfortunately, they're chemically treated to stay that way, so it's hard to replicate.

But although this scarf's crinkle isn't quite ever-lasting, it will stay wrinkled between washes! And to make it wrinkled again, just twist and let dry! Nice and easy! :o)

The first step, is to find out if your material is crinkle-worthy, test a little corner by twisting it a little, and see if it leaves behind some wrinkles; a light-weight cotton will probably work best!

1: Cut a 13"x60" rectangle, and slice three-inch long slits every half-inch across each end:
2: Sew a narrow hem on the long sides of the scarf:

3: Dampen your scarf by spraying it with water, or running it under the facet.
4: Then twist the ends in opposite directions as tightly as they will go, and tie the ends in a loose knot. Hang to dry, or throw in the dryer.

5: Pull out the short, horizontal threads in your slits to fray, and then tie a knot at the top.
Then you have a cute little crinkled scarf with frayed edges!
You can either leave it plain, and fasten it with a pretty broach (I won this gorgeous one in a giveaway, but you can get the tutorial at Love 2 Create!)

Or you can print this image:
Trace it onto a non-fraying fabric, like knit, felt or nylon chiffon. (I used knit, which was a little difficult to cut out, but I liked the way the flexibility of the fabric made the butterfly wings "flutter"!)
Then pin your butterflies on your scarf:
And machine or hand-stich around the butterfly body.
You can also add an "X" stitch to each wing to secure a little more. I threaded some sparkly seed beads on my needle for every other stitch because I was feeling fancy:


All done!
The best way to store it is wadding it up in your sock drawer. (just my style!) :o)
To get the wrinkle again after you've washed it, just twist the edges again and let dry!
I think this one is going to be my mom's Mother's Day present. (Uh.....surprise, mom!)
I spent too long fraying those edges for it to go to anyone else! :o)

But I'll keep this one for myself! :o)
I wanted this one to be a bit more casual, so I didn't cut slits in the ends, I just left it un-hemmed and let it fray a little.



(and don't be jealous of my tan!)
:o)

Have a great day, everyone!!



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46 comments:

  1. I really like that, well done! Simple style. :)

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  2. this is an awesome tutorial!! i love all the scarves you made, you're such a talented lady!!

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  3. I am jealous of your tan and your glasses! you are way too cute!!! (Oh, and you made a little typo at the top of your post. I hate when I don't catch mine until the hours after everyone has seen it. I hope you don't think I am being rude.)

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  4. super cute - and your tan rocks! :)

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  5. I just can't get over the sheer *amount* of inspiring projects you're able to post! I really love this blog. Thanks so much!

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  6. these are adorable, thanks for the tutorial!

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  7. So cute! The butterflies and sparkly beads are a nice touch. Love it. :)

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  8. That is literally the cutest scarf I've ever seen in my life :) hehe

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  9. haha. your tan is wonderful :)
    GREAT scarf! I love it!
    I'm so happy we both had scarves to share. More ideas for everyone. And now I don't feel like a weirdo for wearing a scarf in the summer! :)
    Beautiful Disney!

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  10. cute! I wouldn't have thought of wearing a scarf in the summer but that's super cute!

    Anna

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  11. this is super cute! thanks for posting! you are adorable@!

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  12. It is beautiful! This one better because it is not chemically treated. :) Love it!

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  13. Darling. Love the plaid one. How funny, I happen to have the exact same tan.

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  14. I lovelovelove the scarf with the butterflies!

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  15. I LOVE this tutorial! I LOVE the blue plaid.......so awesome. And, I think we have the same tan.

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  16. love it! i work part time at world market, and the crinkle scarves there are not nearly as cool as yours! :)

    i'll have to try this!

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  17. Love this - especially the butterflies.....but the best thing was the comment at the end.... I am SOOOOO Jealous of your tan! Hee hee!

    Rx

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  18. How lovely.

    And you are just too cute!

    Oh, to be so young a cute again. Sigh.

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  19. Oh WOW!!! That`s a great scarf and I love the color and butterflies!!

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  20. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [27 Apr 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  21. You are too cute. Love the tan and the scarf:).

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  22. I'm curious about the orange/peach shirt that you pictured with the scarf. It is sooo pretty! Did you make it...and if so could you do a tutorial?

    Oh and we must go to the same tanning salon because mine looks identical : )

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  23. I love this. I already have a ruffled scarf so I think I will try this one!

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  24. i love your tan! i have the same one...year round :)

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  25. the timing of tutorial couldn't be more perfect. I've had this fabric for 6 months and wanted to make a scarf just like this! Yah! This will inspire me to do it now!

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  26. I'm an avid reader of your blog, and I am so loving that butterfly scarf! Thank you for being so creative and kind enough to share with us these wonderful tutorials :)

    Reen

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  27. I was so tempted to by a springy scarf today ( I was supposed to be buying milk), but now I think I'll make one! Yours are both adorable!

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  28. LUV the butterfly scarf!! I'm havin a butterfly "thing" lately:)
    Thanks for the awesome idea!

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  29. A few weeks ago, I was sitting on the back porch, and, I kid you not, every time I'd pull up my pant legs to get a little sun, the sun would go behind a cloud! I am SO BRIGHT, I am even hurting the SUN's eyes!!! LOL!

    The tan scarf is very peaceful - I love it!

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  30. The tan scarf is lovely! You always have such creative ideas! :o)

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  31. oh you've outdone yourself. :) I don't consider myself a scarf person but this is so cute! It would be nice to wear especially for me because I always feel too exposed in tank tops, etc. Thank you!

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  33. OH! I'm sooo happy because I love scarfs in all seasons.
    Your tutorial is fantastic! Thanks for sharing.
    Regards from Tuscany.
    Cata

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  34. Oooh! Love this so much! I think I'll make one for my mom AND one (or more) for myself! :)

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  35. That is so pretty and perfect for spring! Thanks so much, I'll be linking.

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  36. I so love your tan.... its just like mine!!!

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  37. Thank you so much for the inspiration! I love reading your blog, and this is the first thing I've made following one of your tutorials. I absolutely love it, and can't wait to wear it.

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=5836256&l=3218060a36&id=708940481

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  38. this is the collest thing ever. I have one of those scarves and had no idea they were chemicaly treated to stay crinkly. What an awesome alternative and tutorial thanks so much for sharing. You've definitely got me on a crafting rampage this coming weekend ;)
    Blessings,
    Molly

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  39. Great tutorial - fab scarf - gorgeous photo - how did you get so golden brown :o) The hardest decision is which fabric to use! I adore your butterfly template - thank you for sharing, Lucy x

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  40. Thanks for this! Totally in the process of making three for Christmas presents. Super easy and cute!

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  41. How much fabric do you recommend using for this? Super cute! :) Thanks for sharing...

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  42. Anon: My scarf was 13" by 60" :o)

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