Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Scrunchie Scarf

Like all good things my next project started at church.  My friend was wearing a really cute Scrunchie Scarf, so of course I asked about it and she told me where she got it and how much blah, blah.  Finally I couldn’t stand it anymore and I asked if I could see it…and upon closer inspection not only was it cute but it also appeared too be super easy to make AND it was!! Thanks to my awesome friend Sharon over at This Thrifty House who taught me all about Shirring from another project she did and let me steal the idea from this summer.  This scarf took me like 5 minutes to make and it was $1.00.  I gave these scarfs to my daughters for Christmas and they love them.


All you need to make them is a scarf and some elastic sewing thread.  Because this was going to be a trial run I got my scarfs from the dollar store.
I used my machine and the elastic thread to sew two lines down the middle of the scarf.
Then I added a little flower that I “borrowed” from another project.
all done!
For the brown one I thought it would be cute to all some ribbon to the shirred part.  I really like how that turned out and you can use the ribbon to cover up the elastic thread. 
You could also add a ribbon rosette.  The dollar store scarfs aren’t long enough for me but they look super cute on the girls. But you could easily do this to any fleece scarf (or you could sew two dollar store scarfs together). I was also toying with the idea of doing a layered one with more than one scarf shirred together on top of each other.  Anyway this is a project I’ll defiantly be playing with.


maleahbliss said...

Super cute and it looks SUPER warm too! Cute + functional = Perfection! :)

I'd love for ou to come link this project up to my new linky party!


Katherine said...

Oh, I just love this! I've been seeing these all over while I was shopping for Christmas. Thanks so much for posting this. Now, I can have one too! Love the little flower you added.

Eliz Frank said...

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Have a Happy Holiday Season!
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Anonymous said...

These are so cute! I need to learn this shirring business! Would you mind sharing your project at my linky party Friday?

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Twin Inspiration said...

Great idea. Thanks for sharing.


Anonymous said...

Great idea and it looks easy. That's for me.

Erica K said...

those are super cute. <3

thank you for stopping by my blog. I am a new follower.

Stacy Risenmay said...

Oh my word! Those are amazing!!! They would have taken me all day. This makes me wish I knew how to sew better!! Thanks for linking up.

Lisa said...

This is SO cute! Love the little flower accessory!

Ashlee Marie said...

So fun! I made myself a ruffled scarf a few months ago, I like working with elastic thread! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!

Katherine said...

Featured your cute scarves tonight!

Jenn @ Peas and Crayons said...

so cute! wish I had a sewing machine!!!

Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

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