"Wrapped in Bows" Scarf Tutorial!
First of all, thank you so much for all of your sweet condolences about my grandmother. You are such sweet friends and I really appreciate it right now. :O)
On a more positive note, I actually used my sewing machine last night! Hooray! Only to sew a few lines, but it was still satisfying. The idea for this scarf popped into my head a few weeks ago, and while at the Dollar Tree the other day I picked up two simple little mustard scarves that were perfect for it. (They also had grey and fushia-tough choice!) It came together in no time, and Paige gasped with delight when I gave it to her. I love it when she loves it. :O)
The instructions are so simple:
- sew two scarves together into one long one and trim the tassels from those ends
- make approx. 6 even pleats by sewing the scarf to itself creating a loop as pictured
- flatten the loops/pleats and tie a ribbon or string around the middle (I tied with yarn and then hot glued two of the tassels I trimmed off around it.)
Using two scarves ended up being perfect for a kid-sized scarf. For an adult size, try three. Or use fleece yardage and cut it to twice your desired finish length.
And ok, obsessed mom here, but...I LOVE THIS CHILD!! Seriously. What a punkin face. I could eat her for breakfast. She pulled out the poses like a pro today. I didn't even have to tell her what to do. The photos of her laughing with glee are the result of me catching her with her finger in her nose, which she thought was hysterical. Charming, Paige. (I'll save those photos for future blackmail.)
Well, I think I'm going to go be lazy and do something fun. :O) Paige and the husband are on the couch as we speak watching A Charlie Brown Christmas, so I might go hide in the studio to avoid the squashing of my super-time-sensitive Christmas anticipation. I just can't start quite this early! :O)
Have a wonderful night, my dear friends.