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Ruffled Scarf Tutorial

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A while ago I bought a set of chocolate brown sheets. I got them at a discount store and they ended up not being very good quality. Jim was all "These sheets feel cheap" and I was all "cuz they are cheap." So I washed them and put them away as a set of extras. Then I won a fantastic set of sheets in a giveaway and decided it was time to get rid of the cheap ones. So I made some scarves out of the material and now I'm happy!

Here is how I did it:

I cut my sheet into long strips. I cut it across the bottom so one side was already hemmed and it cut down on my work. Obviously for the subsequent scarves I had to hem all sides.

Hem the raw sides
Then I used my machine to sew a line of stitching down the middle but I set it so it ruffled. My machine doesn't do a great job at ruffling so I did use the old pull-the-bobbin-thread method to add a bit more ruffle. My machine ruffles a bit if I make the tension as high as it will go but set my stitches on the longest setting.

Then I ran a line of stitching on either side about an inch from the edges. Again I set my machine so it was ruffling the fabric as it went.

All done!  Revel in your fabulousness!

I made one for my sister too. Plus I have tons of sheet material left over so I have to think of something else to do with it.



  1. Really nice scarf. Thx for sharing this tutorial.

  2. I love ruffled scarves...I would love to have one in every color...Thanks for sharing at my "Anything 2011" linky party...

  3. I just got a new sewing machine for I have a great project to try...Thanks so much for sharing. I am a new follower, so stop by and follow back if you like. Warm wishes, Lori

  4. Fun possibilities...tfs~ Happy 2012

  5. Your scarf is so cute I can hardly stand it! Thanks for sharing at Overflowing with Creativity! I’m excited to continue being inspired by you in 2012!!! XO, Aimee

    I'd love to have you make a quick stop by and enter to win my first giveaway!!! Crossing my fingers you win!!!

  6. I made a ton of ruffled garland for Christmas, some didn't this is a great new name for them..."ruffled scarves"...cute idea...thanks for sharing...Mel's Designs..'n Harmony

  7. Laughing at your husband's comment because I've heard very similar comments lol. Your scarf turned out so stinkin cute! Love it! Happy New Year to you. So glad to have found you in 2011 and can't wait to see what you're up to in 2012.

  8. fabulous! I tried to make one out of a t-shirt once, but it was an epic fail.

  9. Love the ruffles!! Following you from tatertots and jello-stop by for a visit!!


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