My friend Isabel invited me for her birthday dinner just a week in advance. So I panicked! I didn’t think I would see her again so soon.
With only one week to go and little time to carry out my original plan, I had to come up with a quick alternative. My original plan was to make a crocheted poncho. The poncho became a scarf and crocheting was replaced by sewing and so I managed to pull it off in an hour or two.
I was inspired by “Mama Saartje“‘s tutorial but I made my scarf a bit larger and warmer and added a pom pom trim. I used knit fabric with print for the outside. The inside is made out of warm sweater fabric.
I cut a triangle out of both my fabrics. I measured about 62 centimeters on the fabric fold. This results in a finished length of about 60 cm. The width is the same as the fabric width, in my case 150 cm
The pom pom trim is sewn on the right side of the fabric, at 1 cm from the edge.
I only used the pom pom trim on both short sides of the scarf and used my zipper foot.
When the pom pom trim was sewn on, I put the sweater fabric and knit fabric together, right sides facing and sewed all along the edge of the triangle. I suggest putting the knit fabric on top so you can see the seam from the pompom trim. Sew right on top of that seam, all along the triangle leaving an opening of about 10 cm. Turn the whole thing right side out.
To finish the scarf, I topstitched at a few mm from the edge using long stitches. This also closes the small opening.
Fun to make and it makes a great gift! Isabel was happy with it.