ruffle scarf

While Christmas shopping at Anthropologie, my creative husband saw this scarf:


{sorry, bad photo}

We decided that rather than spend the $98 on one, I could try to recreate it. 

And so I made one, then another, then another {five in all} which made wonderful gifts.  I can’t promise they’ll stand up to hard use or that they could be machine washed, but they are fun and flirty and a great alternative to a regular scarf.

So, I started with this scarf from Nordstrom B.P. for $18.


1. Stitch using the longest stitch on your machine along the conveniently placed creases. Or just decide how many ruffles you’d like and stitch all the way down.  Because my scarf was quite wide, I did five lines. Don’t backstitch the ends – you’ll want them free to pull the threads to gather.




It will look like this.


2. Now pull a thread along each line to gather the material.  Pull the scarf to the desired ruffleness {not a word, I know}.


It will look like this.


3. Using the smallest stitch on your machine, stitch back and forth over the gather at each end of the scarf and at a  few points along the line. This will hold the gather into place. Warning: this is not the easiest task and because the material is so thin, it may get caught. Just keep going and know that it does not need to be perfect.

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That’s it.  Here I am in all my pregnant glory wearing the beauty. Antropologie showed it just draped like this, but my sister-in-law wore hers wrapped nicely around her neck and that was pretty too.


If you make one, send me a photo … I’d love to see how it turns out.


  1. Thats awesome! I need make one to cover my 8 month of pregnant glory
    ; )

  2. Wow - that looks fabulous!! Yours turned out so brilliantly. I would love to make one (or a couple) for winter...Thanks so much for sharing! I have just discovered your blog via Pure Style Home and I love it. Can't wait to see what you have instore for 2010 :)