Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Ruffled Polar Fleece Scarf

When I was shopping with the li'l sis last fall, we came across a cute little ruffled scarf and I stated that I should make one just like it. I say that kind of thing all the time, and sometimes take a picture while I'm in the store so I'll remember the item in question. Here is the scarf displayed in the store and to the left of the scarf in a large cupcake like white plastic container, is a duplicate scarf all wound up like a flower.
This looked too easy to pass up, and so I made it up a few weeks ago.
I started with a 5 inch wide piece of polar fleece with rounded corners and decided the ruffle would be a contrasting fall ish color so added the gold/brown thread to my serger.  I made sure my serger was on 3 threads and was set to rolled hem in a fairly wide seem (about 3.5 mm) The stitch length setting is set on 1.5 or so, because the stitches need to be tight together as they are going around the stretched out scarf.
Let's see if the video from my phone works in this here blog.

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Then after I was done stitching all around the scarf in a rolled hem I rolled the actual scarf into a flower and tied it up for a nice gift presentation.
And then tied a cute ribbon around the flower.
Now it's all ready to give away to someone special.

4 comments:

  1. The perfect gift!

    =)

    PS. You are so clever.

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  2. Thanks for the demo!! I love when people can just figure it out!

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    1. I made it the width of the fabric which is 60 inches. This makes for a medium long scarf, that is good for inside of a coat or a quick tie, but not long enough for much doubling up around the neck. You would have to buy a long yardage of the fabric to make it longer, or else have a seam in the middle which i didn't want.

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