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Before and After #3

So much progress is made in a three day weekend that I might think of taking more of them in the future. On to before and after part 3 and the coil of grey jersey.
I got my idea from numerous scarfs I had seen all over the web and decided to just buy some fabric and wing it pattern wise. I bought a 1/2 yard of this lovely fluid jersey knit (it is not cheap at $11.99 yard, but I only needed 1/2 yard and had a 50% coupon!) I first cut the piece in half the long way.

Next I sewed the two pieces together, to make one long piece.

Then I set my sewing machine to the highest stitch tension (9) and largest stitch length (4)

I then sewed straight down the middle of the piece and it gathered by itself off the back of my machine.

Making sure to back stitch at both ends to hold the stitch. Next I stitched about 2" from the edge down the entire piece.

I did this on both sides and remembered to back stitch again on both ends. I left the edges raw since this material has a lovely property of curling and covering it's own edge. The finished product...

It looks like a big wrinkled mess but on your neck it is warm and light and great for the fall...

It would look lovely under a coat as well, but not quite ready for that yet...

It was super easy and took about 1/2 hour. There are only a few things that I would change about this project and it would possible make it a little thinner and possibly longer. Also I think that this would be a good project for using t-shirt material since it would be light and soft. What an accomplishment!Another project checked off the list! and I think I found a few more this week! Enjoy!


  1. That looks great! I'm excited to make some scarfs for the season!

  2. That turned our so cute! I love scarfs, especially now that it is getting colder out! Found you at Metamorphoses Monday!

  3. wowzer luv this, you make it look so easy to do, going to try it,

  4. I love it!! I want to try to make this!!

    I'm visiting from It's so very Cheri! :)

  5. love it!

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  6. Very nice! I just love quick and fun sewing projects!

  7. Did you say 1/2 hr??? You are my new BFF! :)

    Just one question: did you use regular thread or stretchy stuff? I have wanted to try this, but I wondered if I'd rip out the stitches when I tied it on. Does that even make sense?


  8. Yes,, 1/2 hour.. the stiching moves a little but does not break. I used regular thread and remember to backstitch at being and end. The stretching thread probably would work and may hold it's shape..THanks!

  9. I love this, what a great idea. I can't wait to the next craft day, I might attempt this!

  10. Great tutorial. You have inspired me to give it a go. You mentioned that you might make a couple of changes if you were to make another. Will you share what those might be?

  11. Thanks for all the comments! For Jeralyn: The changed I would make next time would be to (1) cut the fabric a little thinner possibly by an inch or more (2) I would make it slightly longer by sewing three strips together. Thanks for the questions!

  12. Hi, I saw you over at SoveryCheri and had to stop by! Love your project, and I love that you don't have to use a mountain of elastic to make it. I'm inspired~

  13. So Stinking cool I'm looking thought my stash!!!

  14. Thanks for stopping by my Show Off Sunday Party. I look forward to seeing you next Sunday!!

  15. Very cute! My youngest saw this and wants me to make one for her! Thanks for the tutorial!

  16. Great idea! I love it...would make great Christmas gifts too! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

  17. Nice idea! and there is no way you could buy another one, cute as this one, for less money!

  18. OH MY! I love this scarf and I NEED one for tomorrow! How cool it that? And excellent directions! Jules (stopping by from its so very cheri)

  19. I found your blog on keeping it simple and I love this idea for a scarf it is so cute!! I can't wait to see what else you have up yout sleave. You have one new follower today!

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  21. This is so stylish! Love the grey jersey, very versatile.
    I will put on my to-do list.

    Visiting Via Sew Crafty Saturday.

  22. Only a week late spotting your link at House of Thrifty Decor. I love how easy this looks! I have some cute knit fabric I can see working perfectly for this. Thanks for the handy tutorial.

  23. Hey I love this scarf so I went and bought all the stuff to make myself one. When i went to make it, i set my machine to the same settings as you did but it didn't gather out the back like yours did. Do you have any suggestions for me? I would love to get it to work. Thanks. If you could please email me at with any suggestions. Yours looks so cute!

  24. this is beyond GORGEOUS - love love it!

    maybe I'll have the sewing skills to make one someday!


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