A while ago, last spring to be exact, I was in a fabric store with my hubby. He’s good like that. I don’t remember what I was looking for, but what I found was a bolt of fabric with the name Mood on the top. As in, the store the contestants on Project Runway are always tearing through with armloads of fabric. I grabbed the bolt, and as soon as I touched the fabric I knew I had to have a piece. It felt expensive – because it was. If I remember right, we’re talking nearly $30 a yard. Fortunately, I knew exactly what I wanted to make from it, and it wouldn't take much.
This scarf is really easy to make. All you need is a 10 1/2” piece of 60” wide fabric and 1 1/2 yards of 3 1/2” wide lace. Go wider on the fabric if you’d like a bigger scarf or narrower if you want it skinny. The lace can really be any width you’d like, you’ll just have to do some math to space it evenly. Just don’t make the mistake I did and buy stretchy lace. Ugh.
Lay the fabric right side up. Lay lace on top as shown in the photo below, cutting to match the width. Pin in place. Count over 8 1/2” from the edge and add the next piece, repeating until you have five pieces of lace. (Please note, I took this photo before I fixed my math.)
The last piece of lace should overlap the raw fabric by about 1”.
Stitch down both edges of the lace, leaving the overlapping edge shown above free.
Fold the short end of the scarf, where the lace overlaps, under 1/2” and press. Fold the scarf right sides together with the long edges matching. Pin in place.
Stitch down entire side with a 1/2” seam, including the lace.
Press seam open, but don’t press the folded edges on the sides.
Turn right side out through one end. Fold the lace back on the end. Bring the other end around to create a loop (seam should be up on both ends). Tuck the raw edge inside the folded 1/2”.
Carefully pull the lace over the top and pin. Stitch down the center of the lace over the folded edge and again near the edge of the lace.
That’s all there is to it!
I can’t wait to wear this. Since it looks like the cape is not in the cards for Halloween, maybe I’ll go with this instead and just tell everyone I’m a Project Runway contestant trying to make it work.