This scarf was inspired by this post. Isn't Dana amazing?
Her tutorials are very informative and always easy to follow.
Find some great knit material. You can use an old t-shirt or some knit material. I will show you how to use both.
XXL T-Shirt or 1/8 Yard Knit
It ended up just over 9 inches wide. I cut the collar off just under the ribbing--in a straight line.
Trim the seem, then turn to right sides together and sew the seam again, hiding any raw edges.
For both scarves I penciled in a line in the middle of the scarf 6 1/2 inches long. Then sew shirr the fabric. For the gray scarf I sewed six columns. The turquoise scarf has only three columns.
On the left side is what your fabric should look like just after you have sewn it. The right side is what it should look like after you steam it, or spray it with a water bottle. This is the funnest part of shirring.
Because I left the print showing on the scarf I left the buttons off.
If I made this for a younger person I would probably add some colored buttons or find some interesting shaped buttons.