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Holiday Ruffle Scarf

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Fabric: Rufflefabric.com

 

Ruffle fabric scarves in holiday colors are the perfect Christmas gift! They take 20 minutes to make, so you can easily whip up a bunch for everyone on your list!

 

 

 

Materials:

• 5/8 yard solid ruffled knit with 2"-wide ruffles

 

Finished scarf: about 11×83"

 

Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42"of usable fabric width.

Measurements include 1⁄4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.

 

 

Cut Fabric:

Cut pieces as follows. Cut strips parallel to the ruffles.

 

From ruffled knit, cut:

• 2—11×42" strips

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Assemble Scarf:

 

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1. With wrong sides together (ruffles facing out), align strips along a pair of short edges, making sure ruffles lie in the same direction. Stitch together strips along aligned edges using a scant 1/4" seam to make scarf unit.

 

 

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2. Fold scarf unit with right sides together (ruffles facing in) along seam. Stitch 1/4" from fold, encasing first seam, to complete scarf.

 

 

 

Tip: For stitching ruffled knit, choose a universal needle suitable for knits and a polyester thread, which consists of filaments that have the same stretch as knit fabrics.

 

Ruffle Fabric FYI: Ruffled knit fabric works well for making scarves because its raw edges will not fray.  Go to rufflefabric.com to order.