11.01.2010

SCARF WEEK...project #1 Neck Scarf

For the next three weeks I will be featuring three different ideas that you could make for Christmas.
This week will be all about scarves.

Who doesn't love a beautiful scarf?  When I was little I thought scarves were more for decoration.  In high school it wasn't "cool" to wear a scarf; it wasn't until college that I fell in love with scarves.  I did not have a car, and had to walk everywhere--I felt like I worked for the postal service, classes must continue whether there be snow, sleet, or rain.  I learned the value of a great wool coat: slim and so so warm.  And I learned that a scarf can help you from freezing your neck off, literally. 
This week I want to help you make some great scarves so you too can survive cold weather or for those of you enjoying a warm winter/summer can just be fashionable.

For my first project I found this ditty on MarthaStewart.com.  
Clean cut, classic and simple.
But, I don't knit.  
My SIL tried to teach me once, I just need to keep trying it I guess.  
So I am changing the pattern a bit and am excited to share it with you.

I made two scarves, one a no-sew and the other out of a plaid suiting material.

No-Sew Neck Scarf
Materails:
1/4 Yard Fleece

Instructions:
Cut out a pattern.  I made mine 4 inches wide and 26 inches long.  On each end I used a measuring tool and created ends with a 45 degree angle.  This would be great to do on freezer paper and iron it to your material.

Cut out the material.

Measure 6 inches from point make two slits about 1 1/2 inches long and 1 1/2 inches away from each other.

Put the scarf around your neck and put one end through both slits.

You should have something that looks like this.
The fleece has a little stretch and is so warm.  This is a very easy project and only took me 5 minutes.

Sewn Neck Scarf-

Materials:
1/2 Yard Material
Matching Thread

Instructions:
Use the same pattern or add 1 inch to the length of the pattern.  Add 1/2 all around for a seam allowance.
I used my cutting tool to add the 1/2 inch.

Pin a four inch opening, sew all but the opening.  
Turn inside out and press.  
Sew a topstitch to close the opening and give the scarf a finished look.  
Measure and mark your openings and sew two button holes 1 1/2 inches long. 
Cut open button holes and try on scarf.
I cut the plaid on the bias to help it have a little stretch.
Both scarves are fun and very different.  They fold up to a small square...
and can easily fit in your pocket.
Go make one, or two or three for yourself.

17 comments:

Karen said...

You are so amazing! You could have a different one for every day of winter. So simple and so cute.

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

This is a great series you are running. I love your interpretation.

Emily said...

Great idea to use fleece! Love the shape.

Mandy [Mandipidy] said...

I love this... It turned out so well!! I featured it on my blog this morning :]

Mrs Lemon said...

So great!!! I love it. I tried to crochet that same scarflet a few years ago, and it just didn't turn out as edgy as I'd hoped. I like the fleece much better. Great job!

Patti said...

I love this...I will be wearing one next week!!!

Mormishmom said...

Love them! Thank you for sharing the tut!

Thanks for linking up to TOO Cute Tuesday.

http://funkypolkadotgiraffe.blogspot.com

Maggie said...

oh wow luv this have not seen a ruler like this before.
Maggie
http://passionatelyartistic.com

IndieSpotting said...

So cute! I love the no-sew version, since I neither knit nor sew. The fleece looks so cozy, too!

mel@livvyloowho said...

Great job! I made these a couple of years ago and gave them as gifts! everyone loved them (or so they said, haha!). Anyway, great blog!

I am a new follower, follow me back!

www.livvyloowho.blogspot.com

Julie said...

This is REALLY cute! Found you on Mandipidy, and am now following you! Looking forward to more great ideas for Christmas gifts. Keep em coming!
Julie
vibrant-designs.net

Erin @ Crafts and Sutch said...

I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I featured this over at Crafts & Sutch today! Please stop by to take a peek and grab a Sutch an Inspiration button! :) Thank you so much for sharing!

Erin :)

cleverlyinspired said...

Sharing on my blog---love this

Natalie said...

Love this! I'm so gonna make one! Thanks for sharing!

Sarah @ Sugar Bananas! said...

This is just lovely! Thanks for linking this also :)

~Sarah

CAS said...

I know it's past Christmas, but we finally have some cold weather (at least for here) & I love scarves. Definitely making a couple of these. Thanks.
CAS

nila1920 said...

i love this! very chic and simple!

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