Tuesday, July 10, 2012

$5 5-Minute Table/Chair Scarf

You’re going to love how simple it is to make your own table scarf. Adding a little bit of fabric can bring out texture and add dimension to your table-top display. Also, this simple scarf can double as a chair scarf! Just tie one around your kitchen chairs for a little dress-up. They would be perfect for a bridal or baby shower or even a wedding!

What you’ll need:
¼ yard decorator’s fabric
Matching thread
Sewing machine

1.   You'll start off by cutting the fabric in half, creating two long strips. I picked out this taffeta fabric that was half off at my local fabric store. It has a tendency to fray easily, so I included the instructions below to help alleviate that issue.


      2. Next, you are going to change the setting on your sewing machine to a small zig zag stitch where the points of the zig zag are close together (I’m such a novice at sewing I don’t even know the technical term for this!). Sew the zig zag around all sides of both pieces of fabric, as close to the edge as you can get. This will help all of the edges from fraying.

3   3.   Since you will still have some fraying, like the photo below, just take your scissors and trim all around the sides of both pieces of fabric, cutting close to the stitching you just made.

       4.   Take two of the short ends and put the right face of the fabric together. Change your machine back to a straight stitch and sew the right sides together with a ¼” seam.
            5.  If you are a little bit pickier than me, you can go ahead and press that seam with a steam iron. This might take you an extra few minutes, so it will be a “10-minute Scarf” instead!

Now go tie your scarf around a chair and be amazed what you can accomplish in 5 minutes. You’re good!

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