Sunday, August 10, 2014

Scarf it up! Transitioning to fall - Part 1

Gather your supplies as we begin this week  creating a pretty scarf to transition from summer to fall.  Created with a sewing machine that has zig zag capability and the listed supplies listed below. 

The Self Ruffling Scarf - 
A “faux serger” finish using your sewing machine 

Supplies Needed:

  • Fabric 3/4 yard x 44 inch width or wider.  Sample uses cotton voile fabric which is light and airy. Light weight fabric with a good drape is needed.
(Serger option: set to 3 thread narrow rolled hem and use matching or contrasting thread.)

  • Sewing machine with zig zag capability,
  • Non-woven water soluble stabilizer with a soft feel that behaves like fabric and washes away completely. Avoid stabilizers that require hot water removal for delicate fabrics. Cut stabilizer into strips. Sample used 1.5” strips.
  • Matching sewing and bobbin thread.  Sample uses Polyester 40 weight thread, 
  • Pick the right sewing machine needle and thread to compliment your fabric selection. Sample uses 80/11 universal needle with cotton voile fabric.
  • Pattern - Create your own pattern or use the one to be available soon at  The scarf is made by creating a spiral on each end of the scarf. Or use any similar ruffled scarf pattern to try this technique. To be continued...

This style of scarf can be casual to dressy depending on the fabric selected. 

This truly is easy to make and with beautiful results.

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