Pinterest is one of my latest sources of inspiration and that is where I found this little gem from Mama Says Sew, I knew it would be perfect for a gift for my girls!
|Donna the Dress Form sporting the Flower Ruffled Scarf|
There is a full tutorial at the site above, but here were the basic steps:
1. Cut 2 rectangles to whatever size you want the finished scarf to be. (If you want all the edges to have a lettuce finish choose a 4-way stretch knit - I didn't think about that until it was too late so mine have straight edges- which doesn't really bother me.)
2. Cut 2 different sizes of circles. My were about 2 1/2 and 3 inches in diameter.
3. Sew a loose running stitch around the center of the circle and pull tight to form the flower. Knot the end.
|This side is the back of the flower.|
5. Stitch a bead or two to the center of each flower as an accent.
6.Line up the 2 scarf pieces wrong sides together and stitch (a zigzag/overlock) or serge (I used a rolled hem on the serger with the differential feed set to stretch) stretching the fabric to form a wavy lettuce edge.
Here is the finished product on my best fashionista model:
More Christmas surprises revealed next time!
I'm hoping that you had a wonderful Christmas season full of family, friends and love and wishing you all the best in the New Year!