*1 square of cotton shirting flannel - depends on how big you like your scarves. Mine is 44 inches square, but you can also make it a rectangle
First, iron your fabric and cut off the selvages. These are the two sides of the fabric that are woven - you don't need to cut off a lot, just enough so you can unravel the threads.
Next, using a seam ripper (or a pin will do), start separating out the threads on one side of the scarf. Pull each thread all the way down the length of the side and take it out. At first, it's easier for me to start at one end and just refind the thread when it breaks, but after my fringe is about a quarter inch I find it easier to start pulling the threads out from the middle of the side.
Keep on taking out threads until you have the length of fringe you like! Mine is 3/4 inch. Continue on to the next side. You can leave the fringes as is or if you like those twisted fringes, just grab a few of the fringe threads and give them a good twist.
You will have a huge thread pile!!
To stabilize your scarf so you can wash and dry it without the fringes continuing to grow, sew right along the scarf edge of the fringe - I use a small stitch count (2) on my machine.
And that's really it! On to the next two and I'll be set for a cozy winter!
Happy Creating! Deborah
I'm thinking this is just one more way to upcycle some of Dad's old shirts. The back would be just enough for a scarf! Thanks for the wonderful idea.ReplyDelete
What a great idea! A cool way to keep him close.Delete