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Saturday, 28 January 2012

Ruffle Scarf DIY


We are invited to a birthday party tonight.

I have been putting off getting a present, a combination of an aversion to shopping malls and a fear of the on-going sales (the 'reduced' signs draw me in, but then I always find the most gorgeous things from the new collection. Even if I resist buying they tend to take up space in my head, tempting me and using up valuable brain cells that are urgently needed elsewhere).

Anyway, it is now Saturday morning and I need a present.

First I decided to make earrings out of little crocheted hearts. They look very sweet (will show them some other time),
but I realized that I have no idea if my friend has earholes. Bit risky...

Then I baked macaroons. At least I tried to bake macaroons. Lets just say I need to practice a bit more.

As a third attempt I made this ruffle scarf. It was quick and easy and the outcome is quite satisfactory.

You can use any longish fabric you like. Mine started of being 50 cm wide (about 20 inches) and 1.50 m long (about 60 inches).
This was far too short once I had ruffled it so I cut it in half lenght-wise, which gave me 25 cm (10 inches) width and 3 m length (118 inches) before ruffling.




To ruffle just take some thread and make wide stitches along one side, ruffling the fabric as you go along. You can also stitch on both sides of the fabric (about 10 cm (about 4 inches) in from the edge) or just along the middle.



That's it.




An unforeseen side effect is that the scarf is making me quite silly. Must be the rush of wearing grey, which is ok as I am NOT going to keep it :-).

Have a lovely Saturday


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52 comments:

  1. That's cute :) I'm spending tomorrow afternoon with some friends, in which we're going to try to learn macaroon-making. I'll let you know how it goes! :)

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  2. Good morning (midnight here in Albuquerque - hooray for insomnia!)
    I just wanted to let you know that I've nominated one of your posts for the Best in Show Award on my blog (http://lambaround.blogspot.com/2012/01/not-baaad-indeed.html)
    Way to go! :)

    Oh, and a comment for Rachel. I'm also spending tomorrow making macarons for the 1st time (or, at least, trying to). It must be something in the air!

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  3. Hey There!

    Love your blog! Just wanted to let you know I gave you an award stop by my blog to see! http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com

    Kaitlin-The Not So Simple Housewife

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  4. Love this scarf! It's so light and airy I could see why it would cause the side effect of silliness ;)

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  5. Doing....doing....doing this! I'm a bit envious of yours and can only hope mine will turn out just as well! Thanks for sharing this...I love having you over at my place and if you have any linkups going on, let me know as I will participate with you too.

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  6. The scarf is lovely and I am sure your friend is going to love it!

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  7. Seems simple enough - and looks awesome!

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  8. Love the scarf!!!

    http://sailingwithbarefeet.blogspot.com/

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  9. How pretty and elegant and simple! If I had made it I would definitely want to keep it :)

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  10. That turned out so cute! It is such a great idea!

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  11. This is so pretty! I would love for you to share with Blog Stalking Thursday Link Party! http://thecraftyblogstalker.blogspot.com/2012/02/blog-stalking-thursday-26.html

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  12. How pretty!!! I love it! I am a new follower.
    I currently have a link party going and would love for you to share this and anything else you would like!

    http://twoyellowbirdsdecor.blogspot.com/2012/02/thursdays-temptation-link-party-3-some.html
    Jill

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  13. I am sure she will love it. Looks great!

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  14. Your scarf turned out awesome! I am loving the material and of course grey is the best because it goes with everything!

    http://fitcraftystylishandhappy.blogspot.com/

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  15. Such a pretty drape to this scarf. I would love it if you shared it at our Link It Up Thursday party. http://thesepeastastefunny.blogspot.com/2012/02/link-it-up-thursday-5.html#more

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  16. Are you serious? That's all there is to it?? Amazing! I love the result, it's SO cute!

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  17. You make it look so easy! You sewed it by hand? This is a great idea to change regulary scarves I already have too. Thanks for the inspiration, yours came out beautiful!

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  18. This is my favorite yet!!! I love the ruffles! Thanks for coming to the party. I am tweeting and pinning this now!

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  19. Looks great! I love how simple it is to make, yet how awesome it looks!

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  20. Cute and quirky. :) Now I'm curious... did your friend have ear holes??? I look forward to seeing the earrings.

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  21. looks great!!!


    new follower :)

    jennifer (jenndiggs.com/blog)

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  22. Super cute and you made it sound easy...makes me want to make one now.

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  23. Gorgeous! And I love your happy picture! I hope you will link up with me here:
    http://www.thegingerbreadblog.com/2012/02/sweet-saturday-link-party-v25.html

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  24. What a lovely gift! Such a pretty fabric choice, and the ruffles are gorgeous! Well done (p.s. I have ear-holes and crocheted heart earrings sound perfect. Want to send them my way? :)).

    Love that pic of you too!

    Thanks for sharing at Feature Friday Free-for-All!

    ~Abbie

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  25. Great idea,I will have to try this when I get my sewing machine out...Thanks for sharing it at Creative Mondays :)

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  26. Very cute and super easy. Thanks so much for linking this up last week. Can't wait to see what you have for the Doggone Dirty Craftin link party this thursday.

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  27. Love it! So my style...now to find some cute fabric like yours!

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  28. So cute! :) I make scarves too & I love the ruffles!
    -Kayla from Love Sparkle Pretty

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  29. Cute & simple!! Thanks for linking up at Giggles, Glitz & Glam.

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  30. Love this! We are hosting our first Kitchen Fun and Crafty link party this Friday (the 10th) and would love for you to share this! Feel free to stop by and grab a party button! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/

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  31. The scarf looks so cute! We love easy and fun crafts! Thanks for sharing! Thanks so much for joining us on "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We loved having you and hope to see you back next Saturday with more great ideas! -The Sisters

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  32. This is gorgeous!!! Love the color and lacy details!

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  33. How pretty!! Thanks for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

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  34. Thank you for sharing at Blog Stalking Thursday! You had one of the most views from last week so YOU HAVE BEEN FEATURED!! Stop by and grab your featured button and wear it proudly. http://thecraftyblogstalker.blogspot.com/2012/02/blog-stalking-thursday-27.html

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  35. Very nice and sober.. Love the way you carried it

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  36. Love it! Visiting via Creative Bloggers Party and Hop

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  37. I am following you back! Thanks for following me

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  38. I saw these in a store,where they stitched up the middle. I like yours better. I know you think it makes you look silly .But I like it.I am now following you on Linky follower.I would love it if you followed me back.I always enjoy meeting new bloggers

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  39. Found your adorable blog via the Linky Blog Hop! I'm following you, now! Hope you can come visit my blog at http://www.eccentricleopard.com/ Thanks!

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  40. Hi! I found your awesome blog from the Linky Follower Party Hop. I'm a new follower with Linky Follower.:) I hope you will visit my blog at http://kyatarinroom.blogspot.com/
    Have a wonderful day! Thanks!

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  41. Not sure how you came up with something so cute with at the last minute!! New Linky follower! ~L
    http://www.mamawithadashofdiydrama.com/

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  42. I am in love with your scarf! I would totally buy something like this from the store! Thank you SO much for sharing and for the inspiration! :o) And thank you for linking up to Crafty Scrappy Happy's big blog party!!!!
    :o)
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

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  43. So cute and it looks easy to make!

    Would love it if you would share it with my readers and post it on my web site - www.ohmy-creative.com

    Susan

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  44. It is lovely! Love the fabric so much, I have just discovered your blog, it is amazing!!! So easy, creative and pragmatic!

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  45. questions..... how many inches was the fabric before ruffling? 3m = 30in??? did you mean 130? how long was the final product? and how exactly did you stitch it... by hand or machine, and if on machine, how? ive tried something similar, but the single stitches cut into my neck, and the ruffles move back and forth on the thread. did you have these problems/ how did you avoid them?

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    1. Hi Rumi, oh my, 3 m are 118 inches, not 30. thanks for pointing this out. i fixed it now. I stitched it by hand, making biiiiig stiches (about 0.5 inch long). you can also do that with the machine, just setting your stitch size to very big. to avoid the ruffles moving, make a small double stitch every couple of inches, then they move only between the double stitches.
      reg. the cutting into the neck, didn't happen with me, but maybe you could use elastic thread. might work better.
      good luck and thanks for your comment
      Jutta

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