October 18, 2012

"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.)


Enjoy!

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.

Love,
Disney


95 comments:

  1. What a great idea for this scarf. Thanks for sharing the directions. And thank the model for me :)

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  2. LOVE this!!! Must make! Thanks!

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  3. I could not love this scarf more. ADORABLE!! And the pictures are delicious! My prayers are with you and your family as you remember your sweet grandma!

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  4. That angled shot that's a close up of Paige is SO pretty.

    So sorry to hear about your grandma! It's hard even when you know you'll see her again. Thinking of you.

    Cheri

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  5. this scarf is adorable Disney! I absolutely love love love this!!! So stinking cute, I may absolutely need to make one or two of these for my girls! I love it so much!

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  6. Oh that's adorable! And so simple!!

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  7. the scarf is so cute but Paige in that high messy bun is so cute i can barely process it. she is beautiful!!!!!!!!!
    thank you for ALL of your posts - your posts never fail to make me smile :)

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  8. Beautiful scarf, beautiful girl! I love you Disney, and I am praying for you in your time of grief. I can't believe you got it together to make a blog post today. You're such an amazing person!

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  9. What a creative idea for a scarf, I think I'm going to attempt to make it now! Great pics also! :-)

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  10. That is so cute! The scarf and the model!

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  11. This is fantastic! I'm going to make one.

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  12. Paige is too adorable! And even though I won't be as cute as her I think I need to make myself one of these! I love it!

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  13. Lovely Disney,
    Amazing idea, wow! so cute! Love this and will sure try it for my sweet niece, winter is coming in my country too (but not that cold, though. Wish we had some snow, even for one day...)
    Was sad to read about your dear grandmother, I empathy with all the thoughts your shared in your last post. I think Creativity is so good for us, after creating or writing something I'm proud of I feel more hopeful about everything in my life.
    Lilach

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  14. Great idea! Must try it sometime, thanks!

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  15. Fabulous! Your creativity never seizes to amaze me! Another want-to-make-right-away idea :)

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  16. ADORBSǃǃǃ Wow, what a beautiful daughter- she's great at the posingǃ Scarf looks awesome on her ː)

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  17. I love this! Definitely on my making list now.

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  18. Dolcissima la tua bambina!!!complimenti!!! baci!!!!

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  19. My 22 year old LOVES bows. I am going to make this for Christmas. if I can keep from giving it to her early. Thanks for an easy tutorial. Your daughter is adorable!

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  20. What a fantastic little scarf! So very creative. (Thank you for the tutorial)

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  21. This scarf is fantastic! I'm definitely making one and I can see this becoming a huge pinterest trend…really. :) You are so creative!

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  22. That's adorable! I wonder how this would look in an adult version...too much?

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  23. How brilliantly simple! And, yes, Paige is adorable.

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  24. This tutorial is one of the beautiful mas that I have never seen!
    I am going to do this tutorial just now!!!
    Your girl is adorable but it she is lucky to take a mother as you!
    Kisses,

    Laia
    Maquiandmi.blogspot.com

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  25. I think you have invented a classic that will last forever - it's simply wonderful, Disney! And the pics are pretty amazing, too...that little girl of yours is a brilliant model.

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  26. As adorable as ever! What is she posing in front of? Is that seriously a wall in your house? Because that print is completely amazing!

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    1. It's actually a big piece of cardboard I rescued and covered with giftwrap. :o) I wish it were a wall in my house!

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  27. I see Christmas presents for at least 2 little girls in the future! This scarf is adorable!!! (And it looks doable without a lot of time )

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  28. This scarf is adorable! Pretty sure I'm going to have to make one! Thanks for the tutorial

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  29. thanks for the tutorial! the scarf looks so cool when wrapped around :) and cute daughter :p

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  30. What a great idea! You are so creative! And I have to agree, top notch modeling going on there : ) Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas.

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  31. OMG so in love with this! Thank you for sharing!

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  32. Absolutely adorable! Making one for myself...then my kids. LOL! I know they will try to take mine anyway!:)

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  33. This is super cute and a great tutorial! Your model is adorable, too. :)

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  34. This is amazingly adorable! Thank you for sharing. I see tutorials often and think....I may try to make that "one day" but never do. This is a definate. Might even start tonight! Love love love. And sweet prayers for your family during this time of grieving.
    XOXO

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    1. What a compliment, thank you!! I know what you mean, my "to try" list is forever long. :o)

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    1. I made this for my little girl.It's Adorable and she loves it so much!! :)

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  36. This is sooooooooo cute! And I just love the photos of Paige, they're beautiful!

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  37. Okay, seriously Disney. This is such a beautiful scarf! and the reason why I love Ruffles and Stuff. You're so creative and you work with such simple, obvious, lovely stuff. Thank you for posting this, definitely going on the to-do list.

    P.S. So sorry to hear about your Grandmother! :(
    I hope your family is doing well and will keep her in my prayers!

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  38. I am all for the Dollar Store! But this is by far the cutest thing ever!!! Putting it up on my FB!

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  39. I am usually a silent stalker, but I had to comment today. This is prob my fave thing I've seen you do. So creative... how do you think of these things?!

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    1. Well thank you so much! Your comment means a lot. This one literally just popped in my head during church one day!

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  40. This scarf is so cute! I've been wanting to make more scarves this season and perhaps I'll start with this. Paige is qeite the little model (^_^)

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  41. Very creative, the scarf is adorable as is your model. Just wondering why you would post a photo of your big girl sucking her thumb? Just seems like that photo could have been left out. I don't ever say anything negative but that is really bugging me -why post that?

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    1. Haha! I'm so sorry that's bugging you. This is probably my "mommy blindness" showing. See, since Paige was a baby, she's always sucked her thumb and twirled her hair. She still does it when she's tired, and I think it's so precious. It reminds me that even though she's a "big gir"l now, she's still my little baby in some ways. But it won't hurt my feelings if you don't want to look at it. ;o) And thank you for your compliments!

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  42. Omigosh she is just way too cute. Don't know how you stand it. Oh and I just noticed the comment above me...I sucked my thumb well into gradeschool...didn't even notice that Paige was doing it in a photo! Carry on, mama, carry on. ;)

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  43. I have gained a lot while reading your blog. I will definitely share this information with my friends.
    Thanks for sharing.
    how do i get a loan

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  44. I love the scarf and I also love that your family has also started celebrating Christmas. My son has been watching "The Polar Express" aka "The Choo Choo Movie" for the last month. I feel like we're hiding a secret from the neighbors since its not even Halloween! Oh well, Christmas is magical and they're only little for such a short time! And rock on with your thumb sucking Paige! Smart girls still suck their fingers, as my daughter, who is also 5 is still sucking her two fingers when she's sleepy, too.

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  45. this scarf is adorable Disney! I absolutely love love love this!!! So stinking cute, I may absolutely need to make one or two of these for my girls! https://www.carlmontpharmacy.com/emthexate.html I love it so much!

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  46. It's really cute your scarf and I couldn't resist to try it. Thanks a lot for your lovely idea and tutorial! Thank you very much! See it here: http://madecomaison.blogspot.com.es/2012/10/echarpe-rubans.html

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    1. Wow, that was fast! And you did a lovely job, I'm glad you tried an adult size! Thanks for passing along your link. :o)

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  47. I don't make many non crochet things anymore but this is something I have to make for my girls! I'll be looking for scarves tomorrow :)

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  48. love, love, love this tutorial!! i love that you just had the idea and just made it happen!!! so cute.

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  49. such a clever idea!!! I like it!!
    thank you for sharing, xxx Alessandra

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  50. I noticed the thumb sucking thing too... it doesn't bug me in the slightest, but do be careful! Thumb sucking past a certain age can really cause orthodontic problems later on down the road. My two dear cousins did past toddlerhood and they both and teeth and jaw problems they are still dealing with in adulthood. Just a little tip because she's so very very cute. (And I hate hate being pessimistic too!)

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  51. I just came across your blog via Craftgossip and I love it! That is the cutest scarf and your daughter is BEAUTIFUL! I think I am going to have to make one for my beauty! I read your post about your grandmother and I just wanted to say that I am sorry and that, amen, the Lord is good. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. I will pray for the Lord's comfort and peace for you and your family during this time.

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  52. WOW! That's so cute! I like it :) I LOVE BOWS~ I found your site through soompi!

    www.ragsandrichesblog.com

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  53. I saw this on Pinterest and could not resist clicking. I am not a sewer, unfortunately, and have none of the materials, but I will go out of my way to get some to make this treasure! I am now a follower of your blog. I hope you wouldn't mind, once I do make it, a review on my blog (www.lifestylesoiree.com) - of course with grandiose linking back to your blog?!? Thank you ~ and it looks adorable (and mustard is my favourite colour at the moment, too)

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    1. Certainly you may, I would be honored to have a review on your blog! I only ask that you only "borrow" one or two photos and not the whole tutorial. :o) Thank you so much!

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  54. This is so adorable!!! And what a beautiful little girl! Can you tell me how to do the pleats?

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    1. Hmm, yes, I was struggling with how to give clear instructions...how about this:

      Put one pin in your scarf about 6" from the fringed edge, then another pin approx. 10" down from the first pin. Bring the two pins together, forcing that section of the scarf into a loop. Sew the scarf together at the bottom of the loop, where the pins are meeting. Then repeat all down your scarf! I hope that makes sense. :O)

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    2. Thank you! This totally makes sense to me! :) I am way excited to give this a go!

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  55. This is so adorable!! What a beautiful little girl you have! :) Can you by chance explain how to do the pleats/loops??

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  56. just stumbled upon your blog, LOVE this scarf. great job!

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  57. I love it! I first saw it when you post it on instagram. I'm definitely going to make one for my little girl. I know she'll adore it!!!

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  58. Disney. She is SUCH a beauty. And great scarf. I want one. Your creativity never ceases to impress me.

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  59. girl, I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!!!!!!!!!! u r amazing!!!

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  60. What a lovely idea! Nice colors! Greetings from Hungary!

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  61. Thanks for sharing! Picked up the last two matching scarves at our Dollar Tree and made one tonight :)

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  62. Could you make a video tutorial , I'm alittle lost in the beginning . whereyou sew it together.do you sew all of it together or just the ridges ? And how do we make the sides look equal, wouldn't one side look as if it had more tassels ?

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  63. Great idea! I'd love to try it! Thanks for sharing! Paige is a doll indeed! :-)

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  64. Love love the bows scarf! It's so adorable that I would like to make one for myself, pity there is no winter here :(

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    1. Hi, Disney! I'm Onel from Onelmon: Crafting Experiments. I'm writing a craft post that is inspired by this bows scarf and would like to ask for your permission if I can use one of your images to show the idea clearer. Thank you for the inspiration! :D

      P.S. I would love to email you about this but I can't get the correct email address from you blog's contact page: disney@rufflesandstuff@hotmail.com

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  65. i think this is my favorite post of your yet ! love love love !! thanks so much and, yes your pumpkin has the most adorable little face i have ever seen! www.heartandthrift.co

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  66. I really love this scarf! I will definitely try it someday!
    Meanwhile I got inspired by the bows and thought they could make for some cute buttons on a scarf for a baby.
    On my German sewing and crafts blog I posted a tutorial http://vonmri.blogspot.de/2012/12/schal-mit-schleifchen.html and linked to this post as inspiration ;)

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  67. Thanks for sharing this! It is such a simple but brilliant idea. I used an old fleece scarf to make one for my cousin.

    Your photos are great too!

    http://sarahdudik.wordpress.com/2013/02/09/fleece-bow-scarf/

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  68. Paige is SO cute! and the scarf is simple and brilliant. Thanks!!!

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  69. ok, so I see lots of cute stuff on pinterest & on blogs, all day long. This, by far, is one of the cutest things I've seen EVER!!! You hit a home run with this one. Not only the scarf, your pics/model is adorable!

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  70. i just found your blog today and am working my way through all of the posts and had to say this is one of the cutest things i've seen in a very long time. i'm going to have to file this away for when the special little girls in my world are big enough to wear scarves like this. :)

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  71. Wow, it's an amazing idea. I think, I will crochet one for my friend as a birthday gift (if I'm fast enough). Just wonder, how long is your scarf? (or how long is one of the scarfs you used, so I can know how long I should make it for a grownup) Thank you :)

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  72. Oh, my nieces will all be getting these for the winter! What a terrific idea and SO easy. Your daughter wearing it sealed the deal. What a natural!

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  73. Love the scarf! Couple questions for you... do you know what dollar store you bought the scarves from? It's probably not a national chain, but would be great news if it was so I could hop over to that one! Second, how did you connect the middle of the bows? Are they tied in knots in the back or sewn?

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  74. Made 3 of these! 2 for friends..and one for myself of course!! :P they came out soo cute!!! :D I'm glad that i read through the comments to see how to exactly make the pleats. Another thing for me was making the bows so that they came out cute! It is super easy though. I just goggled it! I also made sure when i tied the yarn around the bow, that i tied it tight. To me the bow looked a lot cuter and seems that the bow will stay put better. I did not use hot glue as mentioned. I guess we will find out if i regret that or not!! :) Thank you for sharing this!!! I love my new scarf!!

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  75. beautiful.. I'm alittle lost in the beginning . whereyou sew it together.do you sew all of it together or just the ridges ? And how do we make the sides look equal, wouldn't one side look as if it had more tassels ?

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