Scrappy Happy Scarves Tutorial

by Jennifer Heynen October 09, 2013 8 Comments



Let me tell you had much fun I had making these. I seriously want to start up a scarf making business, hit the road and do shows selling them. I had to reel it back in because I might have too much going on to fit that in, but let's just say I was excited. These are FUN to make!

The scarf body is knit, so it's super soft around your neck. Then it's time to clean out those scrap bins, anything goes with these scarves.

The downloadable Happy Scrappy Scarves Pattern is now free when you subscribe to the Maker newsletters
Here's what you'll need:
Desired length of scarf x 18"(mine are 40" long)
Scraps of fabric measuring at least 8" x 6"
18' or longer trim pieces
felt, velvet, tulle, etc for flower layers
1" or 1.5" ceramic button
Instructions: 
1. Using the two fringe pattern pieces cut out 8-9 fringe pieces. This should be done with right sides together.
2. Sew around the outside of the fringe using a 1/4" seam allowance. Leave the straight edge open. Clip around the curves, turn, and press. Do this for all fringe pieces.
3.Square up the knit fabric so it measures approximately 18" by the length you would like for your scarf. I choose to make mine long so they are 40" in length.
4. Lay out one end of the scarf on your work surface. Pin or spray bast the desired trims across the bottom of the knit fabric. Leave about an inch below the lowest trim. Sew these in place.
5. Find the middle of the scarf and mark with a pin. Start arranging the fringe pieces along the bottom of the scarf to the middle pin mark. Point the curved edges in toward the middle of the scarf. Leave approximately 1/2" on each side without fringe for sewing later. Layer as many fringe pieces across the bottom as you would like.  Repeat for remaining end of the scarf.
6. Fold the scarf in half so the right sides are together. Sew along each end of the scarf, securing the fringe. Sew up the length of the scarf as well leaving approximately a six inch hole along the side for turning.
7. Turn the scarf inside out and hand stitch the opening closed.
 Flower Embellishment Instructions:
1. Cut out layers of felt, velvet or quilt fabric using the pattern pieces.
2. Stack them up so the largest layer is on the bottom and they get smaller as the go up.
3. Place the button on top and sew through the button and all of the layers to secure.
4. If you desire you can add a felt leaf tho the bottom of the flower.
5. Arrange and sew into place on one end of the scarf.

The downloadable Happy Scrappy Scarves Pattern is now free when you subscribe to the Maker newsletters
You can find kits for the scarves in my webstore.

Have a great day!








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8 Responses

evelyne
evelyne

April 20, 2016

bonjour,je me suis inscrite à votre lettre, j’aime beaucoup ce que vous faites, mais je ne vois pas où sont pdf gratuits des écharpes et autres? cordialement

rose
rose

January 11, 2016

Love this scarf I just signed up on your site and email will I get the free pattern for the scarf

madeline
madeline

November 18, 2015

just a great idea for my granddaughter i think she will love it …your ideas are always so cute and funcky….

Béatrice
Béatrice

November 11, 2015

It is too much fun to have discovered your site and your blog. I love your work, the colours and the mixed fabrics. Thanks for sharing.

I couldn’t leave comment about your zipped pouch. I leave my comment here: Thank you so much for the clear explanation about the position of the zipper when sewing. I already have several pockets and each time, I was finishing the corners at the zip file by hand to have beautiful finishes.
Sincerely

hydromel
hydromel

November 11, 2015

Please, I can not find to pattern to the scrappy happy scarves. Is it still available ? Thank you
Kristi
Kristi

October 23, 2015

I can not find to pattern to the scrappy happy scarves. Is it still available?

Susan
Susan

September 26, 2015

I just love your blog….everything looks so cute and happy!

Marietta Louk
Marietta Louk

September 25, 2015

Love all your projects.

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