No Knit Ruffly Scarf Tutorial




Introduction: No Knit Ruffly Scarf Tutorial

About: Hi there, My name is Maya and I am the person running a crafty blog called The Little Treasures. I throw myself joyfully in all crafty activities starting from crocheting, sewing, knitting, drawing, quillin...

This is a super easy project for which you do not need any knitting / crochetting skills. All you need to know is how to use a sewing machine, because you will be sewing this cutie.

For the scarf shown in the photo I used 100 gr. of chunky yarn skein, and the yarn does need to be chunky so that the scarf can get an exquisite and rich (ruffled) look. My scarf is 1.50 cm long but that depends on how close/tight you sew the yarn together. And it shoud be closely sewn.

Step 1: Get Going

First decide how wide you want the scarf to be, gather a small portion of yarn, hold it tight, insert it under the feet of the sewing machine and sew through the center of it.

Step 2: Ruffle Away

Next and this is a bit tedious and requires good finger coordination, gather the yarn and push it under the feet but do not sew until you get a nice bulky part. Be careful to keep the same size throughout. Sew two-three stitches,then gather another portion, and so on....until you get to the end.

Step 3: Finish It

I said it is a bit slow and boring but you'll be finished in less than half an hour and this also makes a sweet last minute gift .
When you get to the end, back stitch it. It is good to make the scarf stronger (and I strongly recommend this) by stitching another row over the existing stitch.
Do not worry. The stitchig is not going to show at all!

Step 4: Enjoy

And you are done! Enjoy your new scarf!
My daughter adores it!

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    6 years ago on Introduction

    I used a square 6" ruler to wrap the yarn. Still had stops/starts but it went faster. I put tape 3" on each side of needle for 6" width. I used it to measure off two or three loops for some slack, then wrapped ruler. I wrapped yarn loosely then carefully slid off ruler to prevent clumping.

    I saw this being demo'd by someone using a hairpin lace fork to hold the loops. They used a fork that was u-shaped without the bar on the open end.

    She had the open end of the fork away from her, pointing into the sewing machine. She wrapped the yarn around the fork, sewed up the center then pulled back on the fork, releasing the loops. Then she wrapped more yarn around the fork. Wrap, sew, repeat, as needed.

    I'd totally forgotten about this. I'm gonna have to go try it!

    Suzanne in Orting, WA

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    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    That is certainly good to know! Thank you so much for sharing Suzanne!