How to Make a Cozy Spiral Scarfcomments (14) January 22nd, 2014
This spiral scarf is reminiscent of the jabots seen in vintage blouses. I love the technique because it's so easy yet kind of mysterious. At first glance, it's hard to figure out how to achieve that cascading effect without stretching and shaping the material. But all you need is a circle of fabric with a hole in the middle-just like a donut. When you open the ring and straighten it out, you get those flouncy ripples. I used fleece to make this cozy scarf, but you could choose any soft fabric. The fleece requires very little finishing, however, so it's quick and easy to work with and very cozy to wear. I added the yarn embellishment-which I couched on by machine-to dress up my scarf a bit.
You can use this technique to add a ruffle to the neckline of a blouse or the hemline of a skirt as well. Simply adjust the circumference and depth of the circle. Keep in mind, the larger the circumference of the inner circle, the fewer "ripples" you'll have. So, to get more flounce, cut several circles-as I did for my scarf-and seam them together.
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