|Note to self: Clean bathroom mirror|
To make the 1 yard work, I just cut it in half lengthwise (realizing later if I actually wanted a scarf of the dimensions she was talking about I should have cut it width-wise) (then realizing I liked the length and being glad I didn’t make it shorter) and sewed the two halves together before closing the tube lengthwise.
The sewing machine…well. Sigh. I hate that I have to re-learn everything each time I pull it out. I last used it when I wrote this, yet I was a sewing machine dunce all over again...and this time I couldn't even find the manual. You should have seen the trouble that bobbin gave me. It was comical. (I’m glad you didn’t see.) Also, Thomas was out of town and Paul kept waking up which just added to the frustration.
I got it done, though, and since the beauty of this project is all the seams are hidden, it looks perfect! I didn’t close the ends, because I figured they'd kind of end up looking like bubble ends (if that makes any sense?). I’m considering cutting some fringe, but don’t know that I’d like the look of that, either. I also might sew the ends together and make an infinity scarf. I’ve been working on making these braided jersey scarves now, though, and the one problem I have is blind sewing the ends together, making me wary of messing up this already good enough scarf. What do you think would look best?
Bonus picture – a completed braided scarf. (I used
same-pattern fabric for the first few to make it easier. I’ve ordered jersey in red and gold - Iowa State colors - to make next.)
|Are the ends too...unfinished?|