Monday, February 23, 2015

Cotton & Steel Infinity Scarf

You know what it's like when you see something posted on a blog or Instagram and it makes you gasp?   Well, Susy Dunne rocked my world on Instagram (@susydunne) a few weeks ago with a pom pom infinity scarf.  I had never in my life wanted to make an infinity scarf before I saw that post.  It just so happened that Playful prints by Melody Miller from Cotton & Steel arrived in the shop when this obsession began.  My fate was sealed....


Ta da!  I used Melody Miller's Vintage Floral Lawn print in combination with (rather large) pom poms to create this infinity scarf.  I had the misfortune of choosing an online tutorial that used a MASSIVE amount of fabric and stitched it together in the least direct way possible, but we got there in the end.  If I made another in the future, I'd do it very differently and in half the time.  That said, I'm pleased as punch with how it turned out.  


This scarf (here hanging on my design wall by a knitting needle) measures about 18 inches across and 66 inches in circumference.  It's just that bit too wide and too short for a double neck loop or too long for a single loop.  



The pom poms are only on one side seam which suits me just fine.  No need to over do it.  In the end, I had to use a zipper foot to get these pom poms sewn into the seam.  It wasn't pretty with all of my grunting and shoving, but it worked out well eventually.

In the end, I am happy to have learned a ton and I look forward to wearing it out and about.  Susy, thank you for rocking my world!  






14 comments:

Indianna said...

She's a clever one is Susy. There must be an ideal length and width for a scarf somewhere, I found one of the tutorials made one so large it was vertually a picnic blanket!

Elita@Busy Needle Quilting said...

Totally cute! Love the fabric and the pom poms make it. Great job!

Jo Robertson (thejoyofthehousetomyself) said...

It is an awsome scarf and yours looks gorgeous too!

memmens said...

Haha I'm just imagining Susy blushing! Sorry to hear yours was a faff to make, it looks great. I've made a few now, I read a few tutorials and then made it up to suit me!

Naomi Collins said...

Very cute!! I love the colour of the fabric and the pompoms are adorable!!

Sarah said...

fabulous dahling :-) x

Susy said...

Oh Cindy you DO make me blush! Thanks for liking my scarf and I'm really glad it inspired you! Yours is gorgeous and I hope we get some nice spring weather soon for you to enjoy it! What I'm embarrassed by most is the sad state of my blog which I have vastly neglected and may even now be forced to go and add something to as you've so kindly sent some traffic in my direction! <3 #pompomsrock xx

Mrs Flying Blind... said...

You should definitely sell 'scarf cuts' of the lawn fabric (72" x 22" would work!).
You and Suz will both be looking more lovely than usual xxxx

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

once you find the ideal scarf size and fabric, every scarf struggles to size up to this. My best ever was a Liberty scarf which I am looking after so well, it is lost somewhere in my attic. Boy, do I miss that scarf, sob

Tomomi McElwee said...

Nice one! soooo girly ;)

Ruth said...

I got some beautiful japanese fabric during our Galway sewing day so am definitely making one of these! Love it.

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Cindy! I love your NEW scarf and the pom poms are Super cute! Beautiful fabric and perfect for a scarf! x Teje

Archie the wonder dog said...

It looks lovely!

Tina said...

Love infinity scarves, and this one looks so comfy and stylish! What about a tutorial based on how you would do it in future?!

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