February 21st, 2012
Hello! Hope the beginning of your week is going well. I had a craft day last week and started doing a few different DIY crafts but then ran out of time during my busy traveling week to post them. Here is one of them!
I am a big fan of scarves because of their ability to add color and dimension to a drab ensemble but lately I have been avoiding most of mine because of my recent neck pains. Making one out of a lightweight fabric seemed to be a logical solution while also making it long and wide for coziness for the remaining chilly months. So along came the DIY for the LINEN FRINGE SCARF!
This particular scarf pattern and fabric was chosen by one of my sewing students. I loved the finished product so I decided to share it!
1. cut the fabric 23.75 inches wide and 93 inches long. (we bought 1 and 2/3 yds of fabric and cut two strips of 23.75 inches wide then connected it by using a felted seam. this saved on cost of fabric and waste.) 2. start pulling threads on all side edges to create the fringe until you have reached the desired length of fringe. sew along the top of the fringe to secure the fabric from fraying further. 3. wear it with other stripes or another pattern!
Let me know how your creation turns out!
Dreaming of a quiet Mardi Gras,