Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Girls Polkadot Scarf

I love a cute scarf.  And what's even more, I love a cute scarf on a my little girl.  
She's a mini me and loves to accessorize and to put her outfit together.
So when I had our family photo shoot last month, I thought I'd whip up her own little accessory.
A polkadot scarf.


Here's how I made it.
I had some yellow polkadot fabric I found on clearance that I've been itching to use.  And since I knew our color scheme for our family shoot included yellow, it was perfect for my project!


Not the most ideal fabric for a lightweight scarf, it was a cotton blend, so it was a little stiff.  I washed it with vinegar to soften it up and it worked much better.  First off, I needed a piece that measured 11.5 x 60 inches.


My fabric wasn't that long, so I had to cut two pieces and sew them together.


I didn't want icky seams, so after I sewed them together, like this, right sides in.


Then, I folded the raw edge under and pressed with an iron.


Then lay the pieces out flat and press again.


Pin flat and sew along the folded edge.



Now that the edge is flat and clean, move onto the other edges.


Roll or fold under a skinny hem, press and pin.


Do this to both long ends of your scarf and sew.


Next, do the short ends.


All your edges should now be finished.


Get some pom pom trim and pin along those short ends.


Sew them on and you're finished!!


I gave the scarf another quick wash to get rid of the straightness of the edges.


The result:  a super cute new scarf for my little fashionista!



Here's her wearing the scarf in our family shots.




Have a terrific Tuesday!

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Tonna @ Navy Wifey Peters said... Best Blogger Tips

Cute scarf! I love the little pom poms on the end.

T'onna
Submarine Sunday Link Party @ http://navywifeypeters.blogspot.com/2012/11/submarine-sunday-8.html

CuteEverything.com said... Best Blogger Tips

How adorable! I love how they are all dressed in blue, yellow and white, looks great! Thanks for linking on printabelle.

Jennifer Dawn Oliver Shelton said... Best Blogger Tips

This is so cute! I'd love for you to stop by and link it up to my weekly link party. http://thelifeofjenniferdawn.blogspot.com/2012/11/a-little-bird-told-me-link-party-19.html

Betsy @ Anna Nimmity said... Best Blogger Tips

This is very cute! {almost as cute as your little girl}. I love the pom poms. Nice touch.

Kathie said... Best Blogger Tips

Adorable and the little pom poms are perfect!

twelveOeight said... Best Blogger Tips

Your scarf is beautiful! The kiddos are so darling, great pictures :)

xoxo, Tanya

Aunt B said... Best Blogger Tips

Cuteness here! There are some little girls in my life who would just love this scarf. Thank you for sharing your good idea.

Justine of SewCountryChick said... Best Blogger Tips

You have great photos here!

Robyn said... Best Blogger Tips

So pretty! I love the polka dots and the trim.

Our Pinteresting Family said... Best Blogger Tips

That is so adorable!!

Jodi D. said... Best Blogger Tips

This is so cute. I especially love the pom pom trim. Jodi @ www.meaningfulmama.com

Live Laugh Rowe said... Best Blogger Tips

ADORABLE!!!

Christine said... Best Blogger Tips

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Kara @ Mine for the Making said... Best Blogger Tips

Get out of here! LOVE this scarf and of course you know I LOVE your family photos. The scarf is just perfect. Featuring you!

xo
Kara

Carrie said... Best Blogger Tips

Very cute!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for linking up to my party. I'm featuring this as part of my Handmade Gifts Round Up tomorrow night :)

marissa

http://raegunwear.blogspot.com

Pine Tree Home said... Best Blogger Tips

Can you let me know what machine foot you used to sew that mini poms on or did you hand sew them?
I have the exact same white poms and I'm having a hard time stitching them.

vixen Made said... Best Blogger Tips

I think I used a regular straight stitch but with tighter stitches. If that doesn't work, you could try a tight zigzag stitch. Hope that helps!