Blooming Chenille Bias Strip Scarf
My stepdaughter from North Carolina came in for Thanksgiving and because she will not be able to come home for Christmas we celebrated Christmas early with her family and my other stepdaughter's family. I have to say the pillowcases were a big surprise and the grands seemed to like them very much! :)
Last weekend I made a scarf out of the Chenille-It Blooming Bias Tape. I purchased mine here. I had seen this done on an episode of Sew It All, a creative television show on public television. It looked like a fun and interesting project so of course I had to try it out. They actually made a shawll, but I didn't want to make anything quite so large as my first project using this media so I decided on a scarf for one of my youngest grands. I think it turned out pretty good and it is like magic the way it blooms to life when machine washed! You can see the episode and follow the directions at Sew It All TV. Here are a few of things you will need to make this or any similar project.
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I made a pattern on the Solvy Water Soluble Stabilizer. Just measure as long as you want the scarf to be, point the ends and then draw your stitching lines. Starting on the lengthwise lines stitch pieces of the chenille strips making sure to stitch right down the middle of the strip. No need to backstitch the ends. After all the lengthwise strips are stitched, start on the crosswise strips.
I love it! You will need to go to Sew It All TV and follow the step by step directions. This is not meant to be a tutorial, just a general idea of what all you will need to do to create a cute project of your own. I am ready now to go on to much bigger and better things. This product is really neat and fun to sew! Hope you all try it and let me know what you made and how it turned out!!