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This is Dora from Show, Tell , Share, where I am one of the contributors. Show, Tell, Share is a forum where a group of blogger friends with varied talents gather to share ideas, recipes, and to show off what we are working on. I was born and raised in Hungary. Even though I have made my home in the USA, I consider myself first and foremost Hungarian. I am a stay at home mom of 4 boys. They keep me busy, and I get a kick out of their different personalities. I love to create and see what my friends do. I am motivated by their talents to try new things and explore new ideas. We hold a monthly craft challenge on our blog, we take turn hosting it and everyone is welcome to participate. Along with being the administrator of Show,Tell,Share, I recently opened an Etsy store. We’ll see where this new endeavor will take me.
I picked 3 colors, I got 1/2 yard of rib knit in brown, blue and green. Cut two 6 inch strips of each. And from the leftovers, I cut four 5 1/2 inch squares in each color to be used in the designs at the end of each scarf. You can change the sizes easily and make longer or skinnier scarves.
I used my walking foot to sew the knit fabric. You do not need one. Just increase your stitch length to about 3.5 and go slow. I sewed all around the design lines.
See how great the Wash and Tear works?
Now for the fun part! Start cutting! Pinch your top layer of fabric and make a small slit and cut along the sewn lines. For the trunk part, I had to cut through 2 layers to get to the brown color.
After I cut away the green tree crown, I sewed a small pear on the green fabric, cut it away to reveal the brown color underneath.
I did the same with the flower motif.
Once I finished with both ends of a scarf, I added the second main scarf body, wrong sides together and top stitched around the scarf. I advise you to pin frequently, because knit fabric shifts easier.
Done! You can use pinking shears to cut the edge or just leave it as it is. Wrap it up, and you have a great homemade gift!
a cute Slouchy Bag, or…