A Lined Scarf
The skirt fabric feels like rayon, and the lining fabric is a synthetic charmeuse. The satin side is unpleasantly shiny and prone to snags, so I use the crepe side as the front; I like the sublter sheen.
As I sew, starting at one doubled pin and going the long way 'round to the other one, I use regular stitch length (2.5 on my machine) until I get to the corners. As I approach the corners, I reduce my stitch length to 1.5, then 1, turn the corner, and ramp back up to 2.5. The smaller stitches in the corner make it neater when I turn the thing right side out.
I press the seams, clip the corners, and trim the excess seam allowances. Then I turn it right side out, and press the seams at the edges to make a neat flat scarf. When I'm done that, there's just the hole to close up.
I close the hole with slip stitches, and press it all once more. The finished scarf is ready to be given to my friend... won't she be surprised to see her skirt scraps return to her in this form!
5/17/2018 06:58:33 pm
And how wonderful to be busting that stash! Strong work! Soon you'll have free cubbies galore to fill with new findings!
There are several ways to go about getting fabric. The first, more dangerous, way is to buy fabric because you love it. Maybe you have an idea of what to make with it, but you don't have a plan. The risk is that you never find the time or match the fabric to the project. Or if you do, you find you didn't buy enough fabric. Another way is to take free fabric when you get it. It's hard to resist! The third way is to have a project and a plan, and go shopping for what you need to make it. Then make it. That's the method I will try to employ when I finally bust my current stash down to size! I just don't have the space (physical or mental) for piles of cloth!
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