Shoot for the Scarves
I wear a scarf every day. Did you know that about me?
Well. Almost every day.
I love how a scarf says "Look! I got fully-dressed today!" Nope, no pajama-clad trip to Walmart for me! I've got class. I wear a scarf.
Haha, ok, maybe it has more to do with the fact that my hometown has been covered in snow since before Thanksgiving, than it does with distinguishing myself from the Wal-martians (I just made that up! Is that rude? It isn't meant to be.)but I do enjoy the "put-together" look that a scarf lends. Don't you? And since I wear them so often, I need about....120. It's my favorite thing to make!
Some time ago I saw a photo of a beautiful grass-green pleated scarf with large buttons, and I fell in love with it. After unsuccessfully trying to copy it from memory the first time, and looking quite like Mufasa, I think I've got the pattern down now to more of a Simba size.
It's so simple!
Step one, cut a 10 inch by 175 inch of soft flannel.
(you'll probably need to sew two pieces together to get the length)
Step Two, fold in half width-wise and stitch into a tube, leaving just one end open.
Step three, turn right-side out and, starting two inches from the closed end, create 4" pleats. Use a ruler for nice, even pleats. (This part takes the longest!)
Step four, fold under the open end to leave another two inches, and sew closed.
Step five, sew two straight lines down the middle of the scarf, about 1/2" apart.
Step six, choose a couple of nice chunky buttons, and sew on!
|If you don't know how to create buttonholes, Dana at MADE just created a nice tutorial for that! My machine's buttonhole maker is still broken, so I did cheater holes, as per this tutorial. |
Wasn't that nice and simple?
And you can wear it any way you want!
Enjoy your scarf, and have a great weekend! :o)