Today I have for you a fifteen minute scarf that you will love. And I PROMISE you...it really will take 15 minutes. Stephen and I were out to dinner a couple of weeks ago, and browsed through a cute boutique next to the restaurant. And while I was ohhing and ahhing over the super-cute-but-ridiculously-expensive-clothes I saw the cutest muslin cotton scarf....that cost $48 dollars.
So, voila. Here is the EXACT. SAME. SCARF. for $2.78. (It really is exactly). I really should have saved this one for $5 Friday, but I just couldn't wait. I was just too excited to make it for $2.78....
Go and get yourself 2 yards of the thinnest, cheapest white muslin you can find. Buy 2 yards of it. Mine was $2. 78 for the two yards.
Since most cheap muslin is 36 inches, find the middle, cut a slit and rip the whole two yards length-wise like this.
Then, in the other half, rip 4 two-inch strips for the top ruffles on the scarf. (You will have some muslin left over...)
You should now have something that looks like this. At this point, either serge your edges or do a long zig zag stitch---only to the scarf piece itself.
Now sew down each strip.
And then clip each strip about every inch or so, being careful not to cut your stitching line.
And you are done!
I have some more muslin that is sitting in some dye so I can make some different colors scarves. I am excited about a brown one for fall!
Any fun projects at your house this week?