Ok, I am all about the scarf these days. With the weather turning colder I am always looking for ways to snuggle up and get warm...the scarf is the socially acceptable way to feel like you are curled up on your couch with a warm blanket when you are really sitting at your desk at work. And it can be quite inexpensive and fashionable!
For this I took a simple yard of jersey fabric, combined it with elastic thread and within an hour I had a new scarf! Total cost probably 12 bucks...and this is because I splurged and went to Joanns without a coupon and bought the nicest feeling jersey I could find (in the most luscious eggplant color I might add). Alternatively you could go the less cheapo way and buy 1 1/2 yards or 2 yards of fabric and skip right to the elastic step. Ok, Let's break it down. I can't say that without thinking of Yo Gabba Gabba (lets do it, break it down)...what is wrong with me?
1 yard of any stretchy, jersey, knit fabric of your choice. Avoid anything with no stretch or with ribs or heavyweight.
Elastic thread. I used black to blend in with my fabric color...choose appropriately
Regular thread- again to match your fabric.
That is it!
Start by folding your fabric lengthwise and cutting in half. I chose to fold mine in half and pin with straight pins along the edge, so I could cut along the fold line and ensure an accurate cut. I could've also taken the time to clean off my work surface and use my rotary cutter, but the amount of clutter on there now is insane and I found this faster. hmm.
|pinned to cut lengthwise|
I wind up two bobbins, you will need both for this project. Don't make the same mistake I did here and wind one bobbin from each of my machines- or else you will be sweating and swearing at your machine wondering why the thread is jamming up your machine! Use the right bobbin for your machine- ugh. Anyways...
|starting second row|
*Please ignore my crazy pose- I had a friend take this really quickly today so that I could post this...but I was distracted by my daughter in this pic, not the most flattering pose but you get the idea!