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Tutorial #23 – FROM THE ARCHIVES – Ruffle Scarf


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Today I’m bringing a blast from the past to you.
So many of you asked me if I could tell you how I made the scarves for my mom for Christmas – seen here.
Well, you’ll be happy to know, that today, I will tell and show you!  Tutorial time!  :)
I hope this tutorial is helpful to you, and if you make some of these, please share!!!  Because these are so easy to make, you can make 1 start to finish in 10 minutes!  Not kidding.  Ok.  Here we go…
3 yards of Knit Fabric [T-Shirt Fabric]
1 spool of elastic thread
Rotary tool [Gingher Rocks!]
Matching Thread
Now.  Lay your fabric out length wise.  And cut it 10 inches wide.

Good!  Now fold your 10 inch by 3 yard strip in half.  For this part, make sure you are NOT cutting on the fold.  If you’re not sure what cutting on the fold means, click here.  Anyway.  Now.  Measure 5 inches [this will be the middle].  Cut up the fabric 22 inches . . .

Now.  Grab your elastic thread, and a bobbin.

Start winding by slipping the end of the elastic thread into the bobbin hole.

Now hand wind the bobbin.  Yes.  You have to do this by hand.  BE careful!  Do not wind it too tight, or it will lose it’s stretch!  Do it loosely, but not too lose.  ha!!  If you have questions, as always, contact me!

When you first start winding the elastic thread around the bobbin, make sure you hold the tail that you put through the bobbin hole.  Otherwise it will slip through the hole, and cause you to be frustrated.  And we don’t want that.  ;)

Now that that is done, trim that tail you were holding onto while winding…

If you don’t, it will get stuck in your bobbin casing, and we definitely do not want that to happen!!
OK!  Now we are ready to load this elastic wound bobbin into the bobbin casing of your sewing machine… load it as you would any other thread.

As for tension, I had mine set on 7.  But all sewing machines are different.  I like my tension to be tight.
And, now you’re ready to make your scarf!  Choose a side to start on… it does not matter.  Left, right, right, left.  Pick pick pick.  And don’t worry if the ends of the fabric curl in.  It’s normal…
Let’s begin!  Sew down the middle of your right or left side piece…

Keep going to the other end… then cut!  :)

This is what the elastic thread on the back SHOULD look like!
And this is what your scarf SHOULD look like so far…
Don’t worry.  I know it looks weird now, but that will change.  Right now!  Sew the other side of your scarf so that it ruffles up too!
You are ALMOST done!  Now go to your ironing board..
lay your scarf on the ironing board with elastic thread facing towards the sealing.  Put your iron on the steam setting.  Hold the iron about 2 inches above your scarf and steam it!  The whole thing!  This will tighten up your elastic thread.
Guess what?!!  You’re DONE!

Put it on and show it off!!
I hope this tutorial was easy to follow!!  As always, share what you make with me!  I love seeing your creations.  You’re all so inspiring!!
Whatcha think?



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Don’t forget to go check out the other 22 tutorials!

Tutorial #1 – Handmade Candles

Tutorial #2 – Stamped Clay Tags

Tutorial #3 – Small Clay Doily Bowls

Tutoral #4 – Zipper Pouches & Clutches

Tutorial #5 – SheyB (Inspired) Camera Strap Slipcover

Tutorial #6 – Front Door Wreath Alternative

Tutorial #7 – Spray Painted Doily Canvas

Tutorial #8 – How To Use A Ruffler Foot

Tutorial #9 – Ruffly Door Wreath

Tutorial #10 – Leather Wrapped Bling Headband

Tutorial #11 – Camera Accessory Clip

Tutorial #12 – Redneck Wine Glass

Tutorial #13 – Scrap Fabric Garland

Tutorial #14 – Glow In The Dark Firefly Jar (by my husband)

Tutorial #15 – JUICE!

Tutorial #16 – Fabric Tape!

Tutorial #17 – Make Your OWN Ice Cream Cake

Tutorial #18 – Kale Salad

Tutorial #19 – Satin Gloss Canvas

Tutorial #20 – Homemade Hummus

Tutorial #21 – Bangles Galore!

Tutorial #22 – How A 5 Year Old Paints A Birdhouse


Don’t forget!  This is starting THIS Friday!!  I’m so excited!  I hope you are too!!!




  1. Um, that is SUPER cute and looks SUPER easy. Now, if only I knew how to use my sewing machine. ;)

  2. Hi!
    I love your tutorial! Is it possible to not use elastic thread? Also, can I use other fabrics? Thanks!

    • Yes it is possible, however the scarf doesn’t look as nice without it. And yes you can use other fabrics, but for this type of scarf, the knit fabric is what I recommend. Cotton fabric wouldn’t turn out nearly as well.

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