Sorry for the delay in this posting — technical glitch!
I love scarves. They’re a very popular fashion accessory in Ottawa, and they’re starting to become more common here in St. John’s. Mags gave me this one for Christmas a few years back and I love it. I always get compliments on it.
So why not give one back, to both my sisters-in-law, Mags and Thidz, and Atlas, my sister-in-law to-be?
This was a little tricky, because I was working with slippery fabric and going entirely by hand from a plan locked inside my mind. But it was simple enough, thankfully, that I couldn’t screw it up. It just took a while.
I had two pieces of fabric that I thought would make great scarves, and they were a decent length. I cut them in half lengthwise, and so ended up with four scarves — one extra.
To hem the outside edges, I rolled the fabric under itself, as you can see here.
Then I used a whip stitch, which I pulled tight, to get a gathered border.
For the middle, I ironed a crease down the centre of this fabric as a guideline.
Then I used a gathered whip stitch again to make the ruched edge.
This is the completed white scarf. Or a part of it at least. My lightbox isn’t big enough for you to get the full effect.
On this silver fabric, it was harder to do the edges because the fabric kept fraying, but easier to do the ruching in the middle because I could follow the pattern on the cloth.