Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Tutorial~Velveteen Scarf with Silk Trim

Ready for some fun?
These Velveteen scarves are so much fun to make and so easy. They add color and flavor to an otherwise boring outfit.
There are no rules. Yipee!
You decide the width and length of the scarf along with color of fabric and trim. Be brave! Be colorful!

Play around with your fabrics.

If you have a cat, you will have lots of help!
You will need.
Velveteen-at least 9 inches (1/4 yard)
Get you sewing kit and machine out. Here we go.
1. Length~whatever pleases you.
2. Decide the length of your trim.
3. Sew trim on each end of the velveteen.
4. Sew the scarf together lengthwise.
5. Turn inside out.
6. You now have a scarf in just a few minutes.
~There are lots of variations on the theme~
*Length of trim
*Gather trim or sew trim flat
*Hem edge of trim or use salvage edge
*Cut trim on the bias
*Use a different trim fabric for each end
*Leave trim open and only sew the edge of the velveteen together
*Use other soft fabrics instead of velveteen
*Vary the length and width of the scarf
Use a stripped, plaid, print or plain trim fabric
Add an emblishment for a festive look.
Trim sewn straight to velveteen.
Gathered trim to velveteen.

So, now you know.

Enjoy...Hugs from Dogwood


goldenbird said...

Great tutorial. I love the picture of Rocky *helping* you. And I like the gathered trim. The embellishments are so pretty!

woollywotnots said...

Oh wow, what super fabrics you have. I love the end results.

Living on the Spit said...

Welcome to the blogosphere and thanks so much for stopping by!! What a great idea...I am an obsessed seamstress as well and always have something creative in the works.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Your scarves are so beautiful! I bet they feel luxurious against the skin. Have a nice day. Twyla

Teresa Wik- T Pots Pottery said...

rocky is sooooo handsome! did he help you write the great, easy to follow tutorial?

Dogwood said...

Thanks gals...nice to hear from all of you. And, yes Rocky did help me write the tutorial.

Rachel said...

Love this! Thanks so much for posting directions and embellishment ideas. I am going to dig through my fabric and see what I can unearth to make one, two, a dozen of these wonderful scarves.

p.s. I missed this when you first posted it because, as my blog says, I was MIA for a few days. So glad I scrolled down!

Michelle said...

What a beautiful scarf, and great tutorial! I'll have to try one of these for a Christmas gift!!


Sioux said...

Your scarves are artistic, functional and appear to be quick and easy. You have a great eye for putting fabrics together.....and are so creative!

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