DIY: Anthro-Inspired Scarf

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I saw this darling scarf on Pinterest, which led me to the Sewing In No Mans Land blog, where I found the tutorial.  I found my material in the remnant bin at Joann's (score!) so my fabric was not as long as I would have liked.  If you want to wrap the scarf around your neck, I would recommend a piece around 2 yards long.


Materials:
A long strip of lightweight fabric (Mine was 10" x 46")
Sewing Machine
Needle and thread
Contrasting Fabric
Small piece of felt
Scissors

Directions:
Take your long strip of fabric and hem up the edge using a gathering stitch.

Do the same to the other side...


...and down the middle.


Because the fabric is so lightweight, it will automatically gather.  If you want it even more gathered, do so now before stitching the ends.


And thats it for the scarf! SO easy.  Now onto the flower. Cut a long string of fabric and do a gathering stitch on at least one side (I stitched both sides).


Gather one side, so begins to look like a flower.  Stitch up the ends.


Next, cut out four small circles (I used a shot glass as a template)

Fold each circle in half right side in.  Place one half circle on top of the other (picture below)


Do the same with the third...

...and fourth circle.  Be sure that they are layered in a way that a quarter of all four circles can be seen

Now fold your new, layered circle in half twice, getting a quarter of it.


Then take a needle and thread and hand sew the bottom corner, going through all circles.



And vuala! The center of your flower is complete.  If you'd like, you can glue the wrong sides together, so they don't show as much.


Cut a small piece of felt and hand sew it to the back of your flower


Then flip it over, and place the center petals where you would like them.  Sew that on, and your flower is complete!


Put your scarf on and determine where you want your flower.  Sew that on and you have a fabulous new scarf!


Keep in mind that this scarf will not keep you warm.  It is purely for fashion and fun! Plus, you can get away with it when it starts to warm up!



<3 Saleena
















13 comments :

  1. This is so beautiful! I love it! And I love the colors! I wish I had one just like the one you made! Love it!

    Ashley
    www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

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  2. SO pretty! I need to learn how to use my sewing machine!

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  3. Cute scarf! I would love for you to link up at my Linky Party via: ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

    PS: I am your newest Linky Follower

    Mrs. Delightful
    ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  4. Featuring on Thursday at Bacon Time :)

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  5. This is so cute! Anything Anthro inspired is a win in my book! I need to sew more...

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  6. Thanks so much for joining in with my weekly Pinning & Singing party. I hope you will be able to link up another Pinterest inspired post soon!

    Best wishes.
    Natasha In Oz

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  7. This is SUPER cute! I'm sharing this on my facebook page tonight!

    Thanks so much for sharing with Feature Friday FREE-FOR-ALL!

    P.S. Following now. : )

    ~Abbie

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  8. Too adorable, and a huge money saver! I am hosting my 2nd link party, and would love for you to add this along with anything else you like!

    http://www.mom4realky.blogspot.com/2012/02/4-real-friday-link-party-2.html

    Jessica @ Mom 4 Real

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  9. i soooo wish that i could sew like this!! i totally want one! thanks so much for linking this up to my party! i hope to see you again soon!

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  10. Stopping by from the Girl Creative Blog Hop! http://queenofsavings.com

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  11. Love the scarf!! I would love it if you linked up at my party going on now! (It's my very first one!!)

    Jill
    www.jillifyit.com

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