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Applique Knit Scarf

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Hi Everyone,

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, andto 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.

We are excited to be part of the Holiday Bake Craft Sew Along! Thank you Cindy for hosting the Holiday Sew Along! I cannot wait to see some great ideas and I hope I will get to cross off some items from my gift list early this year.

Today I am sharing one of my earliest projects posted on our blog. I love reverse applique and I love scarves. Combine the two and you have a great gift to give. Even though I live in a place where it rarely gets cold enough in the winter to permit scarf wearing, I miss the snow and will do anything to remind myself of cooler temperatures. Sometimes that means wearing a scarf when it is not really needed.

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 decided to make a folk bird, a tree with a pear and a flower design. Once the design was chosen I had to figure out the color combinations. I was going to work with 2 colors for the decorations, not the usual one. I layered the fabric accordingly. Here, I started arranging the fabric for the tree scarf. I wanted a blue background for the main scarf color, green next for the crown of the tree and brown for the trunk and the pear.
With the right side facing down, I started stacking the fabric pieces. You do not want to add the second main scarf piece just yet! I pinned the pieces together and started on the designs! You want to make sure your motif will fit inside the squares.
I copied my chosen designs to Wash and Tear and used Sulky to secure it to the fabric. You can attach it to the main scarf piece too. I tried both ways, and I liked it better from the main scarf piece better. (The reason why I used a temporary adhesive is that I did not want the Wash and Tear shift and worry about too many needles.)

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?

Here you can see the Tree scarf, I sewed the design on the main scarf, instead of the inside squares.

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!

Instead of scarves, you could also make

a cute Slouchy Bag, or…

an adorable Tunic!


Thanks for having me Cindy!

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