Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Project

I just joined Pinterest. Matt has been hassling me to join it for months. So I finally got a friend to invite me to it. And it is interesting. I'm not sure I love it, but I can see the value in it. But I decided to try one of the projects I saw for making a circle scarf.  I know I don't give off the impression that I am domesticated but occasionally I have my moments. Plus this was a super simple idea. Win Win. I went to a fabric store (and seeing as I don't necessarily sew, it took me a bit to find a fabric store that had some knit fabrics) and picked a bunch of different knit fabric types and came home and told my mom my plan. She, of course, thought it was the best idea ever and as such went crazy buying fabric to make her own. I like creating things though. And I think in my future life, when I'm not a dental student, I might make more of an effort to be domesticated. Currently, its one of those things that gets put on the back burner since I technically don't really need it.

I did mine a little different than the tutorial said to do it. I sewed my fabric wrong sides together and then sewed the edge down with a zigzag stitch. I thought that gave a nicer seam on the inside and outside of the scarf. Google taught me that this type of seam is called a False Flat-Felled Seam.

Depending on the fabric you may need to adjust either the length or width of your fabric to get a good thickness for around your neck.


hailey. said...

So cute! Merry Christmas! Hope it's a good one :)

Cathy said...

You're soooo domesticated. And awesome. It finally snowed and our balmy +3 weather is gone and traditional -30's have returned. The good news? I'm now motivated to google my circle scarf and blog all the wondrous ways to rock it.