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Friday, December 21, 2012

Monogrammed Lace Scarf


So, if your Christmas cards have all been sent and your Christmas rush is through, maybe you have a few moments to relax and make someone a last minute hand-made gift.  I made this scarf several weeks ago for my best friend for her birthday, and you can make one, too--no special sewing skills required.




This was made from 1/4 yard of a sheer polyester blend decorating fabric (often used for drapery sheers).


I trimmed the edges so they were nice and clean, then sewed a zigzag stitch along each side to keep it from fraying.






Next, I printed and cut the letters for the monogram using my favorite Freezer Paper method.  Read all about that here.







I found a great ivory lace at Hobby Lobby that was around 8 inches long for the ends of the scarf, plus another 1-inch ivory lace trim.  Since each end of the scarf is 1/4 yard wide, it takes 1/2 yard of each lace.



I finished the edges of the lace with a small zigzag stitch, just like the fabric edge, to keep it from unravelling as well.






Then, I just pinned the wide lace and the small trim lace onto the end of the scarf and sewed...










 That's it!  Hope you like it.  You could also add lace and a monogram to an existing scarf for a similar look!

And whether you're traveling, cooking, shopping, or crafting, I hope you're enjoying and savoring these last few days before Christmas!  It'll be here soon!
  

 

2 comments:

  1. Julie- That is a beautiful gift. If I didn't have the girls all "evened out" giftwise I would make this for my one daughter- GREAT job and thanks for the tutorial- xo Diana

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  2. How cute! I want one for myself! It would work both day or night.

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