Good Tuesday to all you Ladybug Blessings readers! I’m Susan from Living with Punks. I love to create and see what new things I can come up with on my sewing machine, especially for my three punks! I’m sharing a great scarf for your little girl today that is so darling on, you may have to make more than one. I’ve made two so far, and I have a matching Mama Ruffle Scarf posting on my blog too, check it out here. Many thanks to Kristen for asking me to join in the Handmade Tuesdays Tutorial Link!
I seem to get these ideas late at night, and then I stay up wayyyy too late, excited to get it done…..Am I alone? Does anyone else do that?
I love seeing a little girl in ruffles!
Especially when they can be sweeping the cheek, right? This scarf is so easy. It took me about 1 hour to complete, minus all the buttonhole practice! I used knit yardage for the teal blue scarf. The pink striped scarf I used thrifted T-shirts! I actually have enough of the striped shirt to make some matching leggings. The sky is the limit with this ladies. I even wrapped the scarf around my own neck and think it would be easy to add another foot to the length and make an adult size!
1/4 yard knit fabric for the main piece (or use a recycled shirt)
1/4 yard knit fabric for the ruffle
Hand sewing needle
Cut your ruffle fabric at 1.5″ from fold to selvage. You will have to cut 3-4 pieces to give you approx 180″ of fabric. Sew the strips RST together to make one long piece.
Set your tension to the highest setting on your sewing machine
Stitching a 1/4″ seam, start stitching and watch the ruffles create themselves. This really saves alot of time. It literally took me under a minute to make all these ruffles
Take your ruffled piece and put it RST on top of one of the scarf pieces. You want both RAW EDGES together. Pin generously to prevent shifting. On the corners, just make sure the ruffles are situated to not get sewn up where they shouldn’t be.
Now it is your turn! Please link up your projects!