Pom pom scarfs

I like wearing scarfs and wear them most of the year, knitted and chunky in Winter, an infinity scarf in the Autumn and in the Spring and cooler Summer days, a much lighter scarf made from soft cottons and an element of fun.

I have never made myself a scarf  and to be honest, it had never entered my mind to, until I saw one in Lotta Jansdotter Everyday Style book which as I said in my previous post, I am slowly making my way through her beautiful designs.

I did adapt it a bit, but that’s the sewer in me coming out. I sewed a hem all around to stop my fabric fraying and added some machine embroidery.

All you need to make this is some lightweight fabric, pom pom trim and a sewing machine ……

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I chose a soft 100% cotton fabric in a medium grey, cut into a triangle. The easiest way to do this is to fold your fabric over to make a triangle, and then cut ( I had a meter of standard width fabric which makes 2 scarfs with some left over ).

I folded the edges over twice ironing as I went, to create the a 1 cm hem ( on the wrong side of the fabric ). Then simply machine stitched along the longest side.

Then I pinned the pom pom trim in place along the 2 short sides ( on the right side of the fabric ) before machine stitching in place. This also stitches your ironed hem down as well.

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Yellow and grey work so well together and if you aren’t feeling brave with colour, using it in the trim works well.

I then wanted to add some machine embroidery and set my machine to a dainty leaf design, or so I thought ! It turned out that, somehow, I had set it to a completely different design and didn’t notice until I had started sewing ! But it turned out for the best as I love it and I would never have thought of choosing that pattern in a million years. So this was a good mistake.

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It turned out well and I will be making myself more in a range of different colours. I can see me wearing this a lot as it is ideal for this time of the year and for Summer evenings.

Do you like to wear scarfs and have you ever made yourself any ?

Have a good week

Tabitha x


2 Comments Add yours

  1. nanacathy2 says:

    I have made a scarf for me but a very very long time ago when I was a student, and it was very very long as was the trend then. I love your new scarf .

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    1. Was it a knitted one ? Have you not been tempted to make another ?


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