I hope you all have had a good Monday. Somehow those two words just don't go together, huh? I am sitting a bit on pins and needles here....we have a freeze warning tonight and I'm a little nervous about how all of the plants in my garden will be affected. I'm considering waking up a bit earlier tomorrow to spray down the plants if necessary to help them through this cold snap.
It's a bit unreal to me that we are doing this in March....usually, freezing temps in March are par for the course. This warm stretch of weather has done nothing for keeping the plants going through early spring after spurring so much growth. I'll let you know how it all turns out.
I tried something new with fabric recently.....I was inspired by this pic that I had saved on Pinterest. Click here for the link.
I also thought about making a scarf.....so I googled it and found a few tutorials. After checking out what they did, I decided to put together my own version. If you'd like to check out their tutorials, that might help you, should you try this yourself. I left out pics of steps in my photos. Click here for a link to the tutorial. There are some other tutorials linked there as well.
I bought a length of jersey about 60" long. I cut two pieces that were 7" wide first (so they were 7x60"). Cut a little piece off the end to use to cover seams later.
I put the wrong sides together and ran a seam down the side. I did two and then I turned them right sides out.
Here I am sewing the seams for the above pic.
The next part, I cut a few wide and skinny pieces, which I then cut into three pieces up close to the end, leaving about 1-2" to keep the ends together.
Then, braid all of the pieces to the ends, hold them together and run a seam through the loose ends to secure them.
Once you have done all of the pieces, you will match up the ends and run a seam through them all. Use your little piece to hand sew on a cover for the spot where the seams will connect in the back of the scarf. Sorry no pics of that!! : )
Here is the finished product....
Mine is long enough that it can be worn long or doubled up.
On me. Please excuse my pjs. ; )
I gifted this one to my friend.....I'm looking to make one in a blue or pink color next for myself!
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