Tuesday, February 19, 2013

My Second Sewing Project: Child's Scarf

This is slightly out of order, but I'll be posting my first-ever sewing project pictures later on after I get the curtain rods and the valances hung.  They're so super cute!

In the meantime I made the boys matching scarves out of some remnant fleece I found for $5 at Joann's.  I found a tutorial on You Tube on how to make them, so I just went with it.  I know you don't have to hem fleece since it won't ravel, but I like the look of the zig-zag stitch, so I went that route.

To make this type of scarf I cut the fleece 48" long and 5" wide.  Then on the side I was going to use as the back I measured up from each short end 3" and marked it off with a sharpie marker.  Then just below that line I measured in from each long side 3/8" and cut out that little sliver of the fleece.  This is where I lined up the fleece to make the hem.  Before I sewed the hems I cut up from each short end to the black sharpie to make the fringe.  I didn't measure them, I just eye-balled it, but I'd say they're about 1/4" wide.  Then I used the zig-zag stitch on my machine to sew both hems.  And, voila!  Matching children's Steeler scarves. :)

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Keep in mind, I'm still very new to the sewing world, so I'm still learning as I go.  See how the edges are a little ruffled.  I *think* that is because I didn't make the stitch length long enough.  I guess the next time I sew on fleece I'll have to make it longer and see how it does.  :)


Amanda Fleming said...

Heather, I am Amanda from Pinterest and the Pauper. I wanted to say thank you for stopping by! I am a blog stalker and took a look at yours of course. Love that you are a reader! I LOVE a good book to escape into. Endless books around my house. Lol! Cute blog! If I may, what book would you recommend right now? I haven't read a new book in about 2 months and I haven't found one....Suggestions? :)

Heather said...

Hi Amanda! Thanks for checking us out! I'm reading a book right now called "Ketchup is a Vegetable: And Other Lies Moms Tell Themselves" by: Robin O'Bryant that is so good! It's funny and just so REAL. Any mother with children of any age would enjoy this book, I think. :)

Of course, Water for Elephants was really good, too.

Amanda Fleming said...

I love Mommy Books so to speak! Especially the ones that are real and funny. :) Thanks for the suggestions!

Heather said...

You are very welcome! I hope you enjoy it as much as I am. I'm kind of slow when I read a book. It might take me a few weeks to get through one book, but I'm already halfway through this one and I just started it Sunday night. :)

Amanda Fleming said...

I am headed to the book store this weekend! :)