I really wanted to get this up in October because I think it is a fabulous gift idea plus a fabulous stashbusting project. But life got in the way so you get it now.
I got this pattern from Thread’s Issue 158. The December 2011/January 2012 It’s "The Koos Loop A designer's spin on the infinity scarf". Thank you math people who figured out how this works. All you sew is straight lines and you end up with a beautiful bias looking scarf with no bias strips.
Some of my personal notes:
- Sometimes, instead of sewing different strips of fabric to one large base fabric I sew strips of fabric together.
- I mark chalk lines and use fusible tape to make sure I get straight lines and to hold multiple layers of embellishment together.
- Taking a friend’s advice I tried (mostly) to keep all the colors complimentary so it would be easier to match with garments for those who like matching outfits.
- Depending on the fabric you can have a rather larger stand out(as in away from the body) statement piece or a closer lying drapey scarf.
- These are slightly addicting when you start matching fabrics, ribbons and lace... all the "infinite" possibilities.
|I love the hidden pocket in this one!|
One of these is an actual Christmas gift while the rest are more mercenary sewing for the craft show. What do you think? Do you wear scarves as statement pieces? Most of my clothing is already made from crazy prints so I have to look hard to find pieces I can wear these with.