I've been looking forward to sharing this scarf for a while.. The idea for it came when I was feeling so awfully tired before my surgery. I was too tired to spend much time at the sewing machine and I just can't sit on a couch or in bed doing nothing. So to keep myself busy but still to do something else than fabric flowers as a "portable" craft, I figured something that I could mostly hand stitch would work great. I combined two of my loves:
and textured fabrics.
I picked a piece of light weight white satin, machine hemmed it and marked the grid. Then I hand-sewed honeycomb tucks on the whole length. I added rows of buttons for a pop of color. For a while, I thought I would add a black polkadot cuff on each end. I even pinned the fabrics strips but I didn't like the finish. I went with this fringe trim instead.
I've been working on this scarf off and on since just before the surgery. A couple of minutes or hand stitching here and there, just before going to bed, while watching a movie or keeping an eye on bug when she plays outside. Last week I finally finished sewing the tucks and buttons and I got the fringe trim at JoAnn's on Saturday.
I love final look. The buttons look like jelly beans. With all those colors I think I can wear this scarf with pretty much anything in my wardrobe.
Super cute! I'm like you - I can't sit still and do nothing either!ReplyDelete
This is adorable with the multi-color buttons! I am going to put this on my "I want to make that" list. My DD would love one in bright green. Thank you for sharing!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous Caroline! Come over and link up at my party going on right now.ReplyDelete
very cute hello newest follower from the hop cant wait to read more of your great postsReplyDelete
That's really lovely.ReplyDelete
Oh my heck, Caroline. Seriously. My favorite honeycomb tucks ... and a scarf ... and buttons. Delicious.ReplyDelete
I love every part of this from the tucks to the buttons to the fringe. Very cute.ReplyDelete
Beautiful. The hand sewing of all those tucks is so neat! I love the final effect.ReplyDelete
Would love for you to link up at Calling All Crafters!
Your scarf turned out lovely! I'd love to try my hand at the tucking!I'm visiting you from Sumos, have a wonderful evening!ReplyDelete
I love this, Caroline. Your tucks are so uniform. Whew...mine wouldn't be I'm afraid. Still going to try it though. Your tutorial makes it seem so easy.ReplyDelete
Have a sunshiny day!
Cute idea! Come and join my linky party: http://fabricbowsandmore.blogspot.com/ReplyDelete
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what a pretty scarf! thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
this is fun and pretty and totally one of a kind. I love it! Hope you're feeling better :)ReplyDelete