March 23, 2012

DIY Fri: Bunny Ears Scarf

This week's DIY is super fun and cute! I swear I smiled the entire time I made this baby. I've been wanting to make one of the scarf/ascots for a long time, but for some reason I put it on the back burner, and I eventually forgot about making one entirely. The idea struck me again when I started brainstorming an Easter related craft that wasn't too cheesy, or childish. I'm so excited I mixed the idea of one of these scarves with bunny ears! I made mine out of pink cotton fabric, but now looking at it, I think it would have been so cute with one side pink, and one white! Kind of more like bunny years. Anyways, this is a great scarf that can be worn so many different ways, and looks awesome in any color and fabric. 


Materials:
-Paper            -Straight Pins
-Pen                -Fabric
-Ruler             -Sewing Machine
-Scissors        -Iron


1. Using your ruler, draw a rectangle on your paper. The dimensions should be: 17.5 inches long x 2.5 inches wide. Mark the center line (width wise) with your ruler (half of 2.5" is 1.25".) Label one end "center", and add a symbol to help you remember to place on the fold when cutting. 2. At the other end, mark a line 3.5 inches down from the rectangles' center line. Do this again at the top of the rectangle. 3. Placed the starting end of your ruler at the end of the rectangle's center line. Tilt the ruler at an angle until the 5 inch mark hits the line you drew in step 2 (the 3.5" mark you made down from the center line.) 4. Now place the end of your ruler where that new line hit the 3.5" down mark, and shift the ruler again until the 5" mark meets the original rectangle. Repeat step 3 and 4 for the top. *In steps 3 and 4 you are basically adding a triangle to the end of the pattern. 


5. Round out the points of the new triangle shape, and add 1/2 inch seam allowance on one side of the pattern. 6. Cut the excess paper off the side with seam allowance. 7. Fold the pattern at the center line, and trace the shape to the other side. This helps you achieve an even pattern. 8. Cut the entire pattern out, then pin it to your fabric. Make sure to place on the fold each time you cut. You will need two of these pieces.


9. Place your two fabric pieces right sides together. Sew at 1/2" seam allowance, making sure to leave an opening in the middle to flip out. 10. Notch around the curved ends, and then cut all of the excess seam allowance off. 11. Flip your piece right sides out and press with an iron. 12. Top stitch the opening where you flipped your piece closed.

Being bunny.

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