I decided to make a nice light scarf to wear on the mornings I was going to freeze. I have a lovely stash of Mercer and Tule fabric that I'm in love with at the moment. I also chose to use some lovely peach chevron fabric from Dear Stella and I just happened to score the last of the bolt for free too so that was an added bonus!
To make the scarf, I followed Katy's tutorial over at Sweet Verbena. Her tutorial is so simple and easy to follow! She made her scarf out of lace with a backing fabric. I had a hunt around on Pinterest for other tutes and loved Katy's explanation of what to do.
I made one scarf exactly according to Katy's measurements (18 x 45 inches) using the Tule by Leah Duncan fabric. I used two fabrics either side to make the scarf and by following the instructions just chose one side of the fabric as the 'backing' as per Katy's tute.
|I used the chevron spot as the backing for one side and the|
triangle fabric for the other.
|Whala! The finished product! I love this fabric combo! |
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For my second scarf I wanted to use my gorgeous dear stella chevron fabric. One problem I had though is that I only had one yard. In Katy's tute she says to use a 45 inch x 18 inch rectangle. So for the length I didn't have enough fabric. I wanted my chevrons to go across the body yet they would only fit if I had 45 inches of fabric in length. So I decided to make the scarf shorter and see how it went.
I used my one yard to make up the scarf length (36 inches instead of 45) and kept the width the same. I thought the scarf would turn out too short but it was the perfect length! I actually like the shorter length on me as I'm tall and the scarf sits perfectly.
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And don't worry, if you can't sew, we'll be releasing some of these gorgeous scarves for next winter. I should have them in our store by April '15 for our grand reopening! ♥