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Melissa from I Still Love You writes….
Melissa Esplin here from I Still Love You – where I document my crafty, creative & thrifty endeavors. There, you’ll find tutorials, printables, refashions, vintage finds and the occasional outfit post. I’m so excited to share with you a quick, fun & social craft, perfect for summer!
Scarves are a great way to add depth & interest to any outfit, but scarves are often much too thick & hot for summer. So, why not make your own summery pashmina-style scarf with thin, gauzy material? Accessorize, no sweat! This craft is easy & perfect for doing with friends or while catching up on your favorite shows.
• S U P P L I E S •
- sewing machine
- seam ripper
- 1/2 yard lightweight woven fabric
- a friend or a good movie
Trim edges of yardage to be straight. Set your sewing machine to the widest zig zag stitch & the shortest length – a satin stitch. Run the edge of your fabric through the machine. Trim threads.
Cut off selvege. With your seam ripper collect 2-4 of the threads going the width of the fabric.
Pull at a 45º angle. The fabric will want to gather, then it will loosen from the edges. Repeat until you have about 2-3 inches of fringe
Tie a knot for every 1/2 inch of fringe to keep the edges from fraying more.Alternatively, you could do a simple straight stitch just above the fringe & let the fringe be unruly.
Now you’ve got a killer summer accessory! Make one extra wide (1 yard) for traveling on planes & sunny picnics at the park. Click the button below to download the printer-friendly version of this tutorialI’d love to see how you make this tutorial yours! Email me pics or link to your pics in the comments!
This tutorial is free for personal use and should not be distributed/republished without my consent. Altering the file NOT ALLOWED. If you would like to use this tutorial for commercial purposes, please email me. Thanks!