Monday, January 23, 2012

A Scarf With Wooden Beads

So it looks like I have given up my addiction to hair care products just to replace it with scarf making. This is the third scarf I have made, and I bought fabric for another one today. The one I made today is from fleece and it is so cuddly warm. I made it similar to the Pull Thru Scarf that I made recently, but with a new embellishment this time. This time I found some wooden beads to trim the ends. Do I need to mention that I found these beads in the drapery trim department? I seem to remember that the draperies were quite becoming on Scarlet O'Hara, so if they worked for her I can only hope.



What you need:
1/2 yard fleece fabric
1/2 yard trim
Thread to match

This scarf is made very much like a recent scarf that I posted, but I am going to post the instructions for this one as well.
The half yard of fabric looks like this when you buy it folded in half.

I unfolded it and refolded in the other direction. The fabric is 60 inches wide, and I am using the width of the fabric for the scarf.

I trimmed off the curled ends and then straightened the edges so that the folded piece of fabric is cut to 8 1/2 inches wide. The finished scarf will be approximately 8 inches wide x 60 inches long.

The purchased beads were sewn on a twill strip.

Lay the beads across each end of the fabric and stitch to the right side of the fabric, then sandwich them between the two layers of fabric right sides together. Stitch all the way around the cut edge, leaving about a 4-inch opening to turn.

Turn the scarf to the right side and press; stitch the opening by hand.

Fold the scarf in half lengthwise and find the center back, mark with a pin.

Also mark the center fold with a pin.

From the center back, measure down a length of 9 inches and mark with a pin. Measure 3 inches from that pin and mark again.

Mark the center line between the two pins.

Using a straight stitch, sew around the center line mark between the pins 1/8 inch on either side, making a "box". Then using a sharp pair of scissors, cut an opening in the center of the box. This will be pull thru for the scarf.


Last week my addiction was hair care products, now I'm  hooked on making scarves, I'm wondering if the progression is upward or downward after that. What next?


5 comments:

  1. Using those beads was very clever! I love imagining new uses for things.

    I can hear Scarlet now: "As God is my witness, I'll never be chilly again!"

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  2. That fabric reminds me of a jacket I used to have with similar Indian print designs. I got compliments each time I wore it, as I'm sure you will with your scarf. Bet you stay really warm too.

    When you have too many scarves for you, maybe make some for the nursing home or a women's shelter. Many times they are needing things like that for their clients. You can still enjoy making them, but get them out of the house so you aren't overwhelmed with too many.

    Again, thank you for being a great friend and linking up to my party!

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  3. Those wooden beads give that scarf such a nice look. What a fun new hobby!!

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  4. I love all your scarves that you've been making...too fun!!

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  5. Your scarf looks so warm! I LOVE the woodbeads, such a good idea. Thanks for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

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