No-Sew Spring Scarves
It is Spring in the Northwest. Really. The last possible frost date is the 15th, but I think the threat of it has been gone for nearly a month already, which means that everyone is itching for skirts, sweet prints, and something to take us through the next few weeks of 50 degree weather and rain showers.
Scarves are so easy to put together and so easy to wear (not to mention, still on trend).
From left to right:
Cotton Hemp Blend: A 1/3' cut of this drapey, soft, fabric and you are mostly done. Just pull a few threads at the selvage and along the edges to fray slightly and you are read to go. Bolt sells it on the roll and it comes at 54" wide.
Shot Cotton: The warp and weft are woven from two different colored threads, so when it washes up it almost glows. Once you add some fraying at the ends, you'd be hard pressed to tell the difference between the one you made yourself and something off the rack (except that yours will be better). I received this one as a gift from Nicole-- she used two different colored cuts and sewed them into a continuous strip. I made two as gifts for Christmas, and then used techniques from this book to embellish the ends. They work great as summer wraps as well. 44" wide off the bolt.
Wool Jersey: The easiest one of all! Cut a strip of wool jersey in any length and you are done! Finished! No fraying, hemming or embellishing-- just looking good. It would also look great with a cardigan for the men in your life.
Cotton Lawn or Voile-- This lovely lightweight fabric is straight up cheery. Serging the edges or using a rolled hem keeps it neat, but really, you can go without both of those things or cut the edges using pinking sheers to give it some visual texture. The Liberty Tana Lawn we carry is so beautiful, but it is not cheap! This is a way that you might incorporate a little into your wardrobe without breaking the bank (1/4-1/3' will do it). Anna Maria Horner's lightweight Little Folks would be a perfect fit as well.
They make beautiful gifts... Mother's Day is coming and this is a quick guy gift-- we carry more masculine wool fabric and lightweight flannels that are gorgeous (in a manly sort of way) right off the roll.