How to Felt a Bobbled Scarfletcomments (10) October 4th, 2013
This part can be kind of tedious, so I recommend doing this while watching something fun on TV.
Now cut a scalloped edge well away from the bobbles. You can just wing it. A straight edge would be fine, too. Place the scarflet around your neck and cut the short edge if necessary to shorten it. The piece should fit snugly around your neck with a 3-inch overlap. For a more finished look, you can zigzag-stitch or serge around the edges, but it's not required.
On one short side of the scarflet, make three snips to serve as buttonholes. Make them slightly smaller than whatever size button you are using. Zigzag around the sides of the buttonhole to keep them from stretching out. I used a contrasting color of thread so they are easy to find amongst the bobbles. (Note: You can also make the buttonhole the traditional way, and snip the hole after stitching the buttonhole. Do whatever works for you.)
Sew three buttons to the opposite short side of the scarflet that align with the buttonholes. You may want to try it on and pin the buttons in place to figure out where exactly to place them.
These can be very fun pieces the more you experiment with them. Different textures, multicolored sweaters, and the addition of some needle felting or contrast stitching will make each one unique-and enjoyable to wear.
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