Monday, February 14, 2011

Ruffle Scarf Tutorial from t-shirt knit

I love soft t-shirt knit ruffles, but I can't buy enough t-shirts with ruffles on them for every outfit.  Soooooo..... I made a ruffle scarf that I can wear with any outfit!




* Cut a 1/4 yard , 60" wide piece of t-shirt weight cotton knit fabric
* Fold in half and cut the folded edge.
 *Sew a gathering stitch down the center of the fabric (using your longest straight stictch on you machine or even hand stitch a long running stitch), gather to form ruffles:






 *Sew a regular length stitch over the top of the gathering stitches to secure the ruffles:









Ta Da, you have a super cute and easy scarf to wear with any outfit!  I love mine so much I can't wait to make one in black, pink, whatever.  I hope you'll give it a try.  I saw a similar one in the store after I made this for $25.  This cost a total of $2.50!

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10 comments:

Katie @ EyeSpyDIY said...

Wow, that is really easy. I had no idea. Thanks so much for sharing!

craftymom said...

What settings on your machine did you use to sew a gathering stitch? Or did you just bunch up the fabric and sew? I've been wanting to make a scarf exactly like this one!

Cindy said...

Wonderful, I am definitely going to make one of those!
Hugs, Cindy

Donnie said...

That would really help stretch the outfits. Very good tutorial.

Karen said...

That is adorable! I love it. Thanks for sharing the tute and have a great day:)

Stacey - Elle Belle said...

great idea! Those ruffles are everywhere and this is a fun way to incorporate them when you're in the mood!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

So simple, a great extra touch!

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

$2.50 is more my speed. I've been really digging the whole anthro-ruffle-romantic thing lately. Great tute!

Thanks for linking to Creative Juice! Hope to see you back this Thursday.

<3
nicolette

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

What a fun idea! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!

Jill said...

I really like this scarf! And I love that it's so easy. I may have to make one...
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