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Delia is one of those woman that you love to —love. She is creative and has a broad range of talents: photography, cooking, crafting, sewing, etc. And, she is sweet and generous and completely unpretentious! She’s lovely and amazing. I’m so pleased to have her here to guest post a Handmade Gift idea for my Christmas in July series. Here she is~
Hello Sawdust and Paperscraps fans! I adore Sandra. She is an amazing craftswoman who can wield a sewing machine just as well as a saw. Very impressive…but she’s also just full of fun. I just love to read her blog, so I’m stoked to be here for her Handmade Christmas in July.
Today, there will be no sewing. This project should cost you about $5 or so – total, yield two gifts, and it should take you about 15 minutes. Sound good? Maybe too good? It’s not!
Okay, let’s make a…
It’s seamless because it’s no-sew and in my opinion, simply pretty.
The key is in the fabric shopping. I went to my local Joann and scoured the aisles for a 100% polyester sheer fabric that I liked. You want it to be light, thin and airy. And be sure it’s one hundred percent polyester – this is important.
I found the best selection of this kind of material and the best prices on the red tag shelves. This stuff was only $2.50 per yard!
So…you need 2 yards. You could get away with 1 3/4 yards. This affects the length of your scarf so I wouldn’t go shorter than that, unless you want to make a smaller necktie style scarf.
Now fold your fabric in half long ways and mark the midway. Snip a 1 inch slit.
Then rip it in half. It should rip a nice straight line because it will follow the weave of the fabric.
Light a candle and singe all the way around.
You want the ends to curl in and harden a little.
It doesn’t have to be perfect. Just try to avoid stuff like this…
Now repeat with the second scarf. And you’re done. Leave it as is – my preference, or add fringe. It’s up to you.
And now you have one for you and one to give away this Christmas. Or give both away.
It’s a great scarf for most all seasons. It also looks like a $10-15 dollar scarf without the price tag. Got to love that. And it’s easy. Anything easy when you’re getting ready for Christmas is priceless.
Add in the fact that it’s technically “handmade” and it’s even better.
Wear it however you want. I know you can get more creative with them than I have here.
After taking pictures I found that the selveged edge bugged me. Just rip it off and re-singe. Easy.
Thanks for having me Sandra. Merry Christmas in July!
I love it Delia! I just went out and bought some fabric to try this myself. I’m sure I can get the scarf made, but I’m not sure about your scarf knots and tying methods. I might need another tutorial just for that. I’ll let you know. ;-)
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