I followed the tutorial here, and got my scarf done!
The flowered side is a really soft cotton velveteen, and the purple and pink striped side is a SUPER soft cotton voile. I keep reading about people using voile, but oh my goodness! It is soo soft! I think I’m hooked!
It was somewhat difficult to sew the two very different kinds of fabric, but the end result was worth it. Just took lots of pinning. I also wasn’t a huge fan of the instructions on how to put it together. She has you press it after you’ve turned it out, and I think it would have worked better if I’d pressed it to one side while it was still inside out.
There was no way I was going to slip stitch the last seam together. I know that I’m pretty hard on clothes, especially winter wear, so I knew it would fall apart in a week. For me, it was better to just topstitch it, you can’t see it on the flower side (as you can see above), and I think bright topstitching adds a little something to the striped side (below.)
It didn’t take long to make, and it feels very cozy. I like the colors, I always need more jewel tones in my life during the very gray Indiana winters. It was also nice to just sit and craft with my mom. She has a pretty awesome studio area, that has terrific light, and might as well be her own craft store.
2 thoughts on “Figure 8 Scarf finished!”
Absoutely beautiful! I love it and want to touch the fabric!! Sooo any chance if someone paid for materials and your time, you would be willing to make one for her?? (hint hint)
Absolutely! If you want to go ahead and order the kit from http://store.annamariahorner.com/envesc.html I’d be happy to make you one! Mine is winterberry, but I think any of them would be really pretty!
If you want some other fabric, it would need to be two pieces 72 inches long by 25 inches wide in two different prints/fabrics/whatever. Obviously, we can cut it down from whatever width you buy, but unless its 50 inches or wider (in which case we could get 36 inches long), we’ll need it to be 72 inches.