Weekend sewing: linen scarves
As you’ll all probably aware by now, I do love an accessory, and particularly a scarf. Are you surprised to hear that the focus of my sewing this weekend was linen scarves?
Scarf 1: A olively/brown Italian linen remnant from Cutting Edge, that had been lurking in the stash for a while, is now the perfect spring scarf.
The linen had been washed, and I quite liked the look of the raw edges, so I trimmed the tangled bits and sewed two lines of stitching 1/8″ and then 1/4″ from each raw edge. I used a narrow stitch length to hopefully stop further unravelling. The result… a quick and satisfying project.
Fabric: Linen remnant from Cutting Edge
Fabric Size: 24″ x 58″ (60cm x 145cm)
Photographs: My dear friend Sharon
Scarf 2: On Saturday morning I spent a blissful hour in Tessuti checking out (read here drooling over) all their new stock. I came home with (amongst other things!) some gauze like linen in an eye-catching blue/green colour. A simple double-fold narrow hem on each of the raw edges and now it’s now being called a scarf! Simple pleasures readers.
And Miss B came to the rescue with an umbrella when it started to rain!
Fabric: Aqua Giolica (90% linen & 10% polyamide) from Tessuti
Fabric Size: 30″ x 61″ (75cm x 153cm)
Photographs: Mr Blogless Anna
What a great idea. Scarves are the greatest accessory. Yours look fabulous.
Thanks Jean Margaret.
I’m a scarf lover too. They feel so warm and comfy and add a pop of colour near your face. What’s not to love? Never thought about making one though! Which is ridiculous when I consider how I love to look at, and pine over beautiful fabrics in the stores. Great idea, I may have to have a go.
Scarves are quick and satisfying projects; great fun!
Oh to be able to just trot off and spend an hour in Tessuti! Lovely scarves and I love the last picture.
I’m lucky aren’t I? Miss B obviously likes to photo bomb but not partake in her own photo sessions!
oh my goodness me, I love it! also something that I could actually do. Thank you.
Thanks Deb. I always find a scarf is a good project to boast your confidence or re-find your missing sewjo. Sometimes it’s the simplest things that are the best .
Love these so hard! Epic scarf-ing 😀
And thank you so much for your lovely parcel in the post- it totally made my Friday! 😀 😀 😀
I’m so glad the parcel arrived safely. Surprises are ace aren’t they? Happy sewing lovely lady.
Lovely scarves!! I splurged at the Clegs sale and have some lovely silk ones that are on high rotation & have been gifts – such a wonderful way of indulging in some beautiful fabric – your choices (as always) are divine.
Thanks. Scarves do make good presents 🙂