Sunday, August 22

Tutorial - Dressy scarf

Remember those lovely chiffon prints I found in the remnants bin at JoAnn's ? First I paired each print with some satin I had in my stash then with a bit of work they got turned into dressy scarves and here is the how-to: 

  • Trim the chiffon prints to be rectangular and cut a piece of the satin of the same size



  • Pin the two fabrics the right sides facing each other 
  • Hem all the way around leaving a 2-3 inch gap to be able to turn it right side out (1/4 inch seam allowance)
  • Trim the excess fabric in the corners (i.e. clip off little triangle at each corner)


  • Turn the scarf right side out and poke the corners nice and square  (I used a knitting needle)
  • Iron carefully making sure the fold is right at the seam
  • Topstitch all the way around - It helps if you have the special foot for it 



  • Wrap it around your neck and look pretty !


Here are some pictures of the three finished scarves. 


Looks like I'm getting ahead for Christmas
My mom would absolutely love this blue one so I'm putting it aside for her



The other two are also pretty good don't you think ? 
I even added some black lace on this last one







20 comments:

  1. Oh, these are gorgeous. I love scarves, and silky scarves are the bomb! Good for you for getting a head start on Christmas gifts!

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  2. Thanks Jenny! The satin backing really gives the chiffon fabric a lot of body and it drapes graciously instead of lumping. The bonus is how easy they are to make (and inexpensive too).

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  3. Your scarves are beautiful. They would make great gifts. Thanks for the tutorial.

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    Hope you can stop by my blog, I have a lot of great giveaways going on right now.
    http://shining2save.com

    Have a great day!
    Kari

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  5. @ Nancy: I hope you will try it and let me know how it works out for you

    @ Kari: Thanks for joining in on the fun!

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  6. I love your scarfs they are so pretty! And great headstart on Christmas. Thanks for linking up!

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  7. I am hosting a giveaway over at Sassy Sites. Come on by and join in on the fun! We would love to have you!

    -Marni
    http://sassysites.blogspot.com/

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  8. Those are so pretty! I love them! Thanks for sharing! **Amy**

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  9. Gorgeous Fabrics!! Thanks for the tutorial:) I hopped over from the CheapChicHome!

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  10. How pretty these are - I'm sure your gift recipients will be thrilled! Thanks for linking :).

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  11. Beautiful - Scarves are my newest thing to collect - even better if I make them !!

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  12. Oooh, they look so soft and pretty! I want one. I like the middle green one. :) Thank you for linking up to my Friday link party! See you next week! ;)

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  13. Beautiful beautiful! Love all of them. I'll have to make some for myself, and soon!

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  14. We are so glad you shared your great scarves with us at Anything Related! They are beautiful!
    {Rebekah}

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  15. Just gorgeous!! Thank you so much for linking your wonderful creation up at Frou Frou Decors party! I hope you had a lovely weekend..and I hope you come to the next party!
    Hugs,
    ~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

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  16. Beautiful! I love the green one.

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  17. Those are all so pretty! Thanks for linking up to A Crafty Creative Christmas Link up!
    Heather

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  18. Beautiful! Thanks for linking up to Holiday Gift Ideas! Feel free to link up anything else you have!
    Amie @ http://kittycatsandairplanes.blogspot.com/

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