2011/01/15

Braided Layered Scarf with Lace Neck

First of all thank you everybody so, so much for your huge response on my jacket! I was quite overwhelmed by all those lovely comments and am sorry, that I cannot get back to all of you individually. Anyway, I owe it to you, that I can wear that jacket with confidence now! 

 
Today's post is about a scarf I finished in about 1 hour. I always wanted to try braiding fabric like American Apparel's fine jersey braided belts. But to give the scarf also functionality I wanted to add a simple wide stripe of fabric to keep my neck warm.You surely have seen similar scarves on the internet, everywhere, and I know that it is no new invention at all. Nevertheless, I just wanted to share with you the simplicity to make one on your own.

I have to admit, that I am a total scarf fanatic. No matter what time of the year it will be seldom for anybody to see me without. I guess I am like that for more than 10 years now. And if I do not wear a scarf or some other lighter cravat, I feel like getting a sore throat very quickly. It is odd, I know! :)




I used some light weight viscose and cut against the straight grain. It rolls up very nicely, so I can really recommend viscose. 

Cut as many stripes as you like and braid as many ropes as you like. Then hand sew each rope's ends together.

Do the same with some wider stripe of fabric, which you might also gather a little, as it will be on the back of your neck.
    Take some broad lace and pin it onto the seams. Hand sew the lace on all parts of the scarf.
      And that's it!

      For more details on how to make this scarf click here

      Next, I am surely going to try the lovely winter warmer cowl by Colette.

      P.S.: Did you see those lovely blue earrings I wear proudly on the photos? I finally won something!!! Thank you Laura so much. I just love them! Besides Laura has a wonderful blog, too. And you can get hands on her handmade jewelry in her Etsy shop.

      Wishing everybody a wonderful weekend!

      37 comments:

      1. It is so lovely! In your project lace detail is point on "i". I like plaits very much, i used them also in my project greek style dress (http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/greek-style?image=137180).

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      2. 1. Der Schal ist suuuuperschön!! Ich möchte definitiv auch einen machen!! (Die Farbe ist auch toll!)
        2. Das Lächeln im ersten Bild steht dir so gut :) sehr sehr schönes Foto von dir!
        3. Hab dich lieb <3

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      3. The lace detail is gorgeous and I like the colour too. It must feel so lovely

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      4. This seems so simple to do but looks absolutely gorgeous! The plaits are so pretty.
        Just found your blog (which is great) so I'm afraid I'm a little behind but wanted to add my comment about your sewing chest - wow! What a wonderful dad you have....and so talented!
        Donna

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      5. It's absolutely lovely!! The color is really pretty with the ivory lace!
        I like your hair tied up like that:) Cute!

        P.S.
        I asked my Dad, and he was so confused:D It's my first time to ask him such a thing. I think he may be interested in it after retirement. hehe

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      6. Cute, this colour really suits you! It looks like a really big necklace. :) The scarfs are so versatile. It's not necessary to wear them with a coat or a jacket, and I love that.

        And the earrings finally arrived. I'm pleased you like them. :)

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      7. Very elegant and pretty! Also, congratulations on having your jacket chosen as project of the week at Burda Style! Way to go!

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      8. Very good idea, thanks for the tuto! And I like your hair-do... :-)

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      9. What a lovely scarf! And you are so pretty!

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      10. This is absolutely amazing! Great inspiration, I'm hoping to make something just like this... wonderful. Great job! And the colour is stunning.

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      11. I want this! I love scarves too, and this one is adorable!

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      12. Just found your blog. Such cute stuff! I love this scarf.

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      13. hi, i am a girl from hong kong. hv just finished reading your blog. just want to add a note: i love your face..elegant, graceful, with "qi zhi" (dunno if u know its meaning..but i guess if u know mandarin, u probably may know this word :)

        just something to introduce to craft-lovers as u.if u come to hk, u gotta visit Sham Shui Po (better on weekdays). There're all kinds of accessories u can name for making sewing projects. a place-not-to-miss.!

        kaman

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      14. Where did you find the viscose fabric??

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      15. Love this! Check out my homemade no sew scarf!

        http://craftyindulgence.blogspot.com/2011/09/no-sew-scarf.html

        Thanks! Samantha

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      16. Hi! I'm totally in love with this scarf and i'm about to run out of the house to get some viscose to do it by myself. Could you tell me how much i need to make one?
        Would be great...
        Love your Blog by the way ;)
        Thanks, Jessica

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      17. I love the scarf. Would love to know a few details - How much fabric, how wide and long (about) is the main unbraided piece of fabric.

        Can't wait to make one!

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      18. Hey there! Love this idea - and am hoping to make a couple for holiday gifts! Any chance you could tell me how much fabric/how wide, etc you used? I see that a few others are interested in knowing as well!

        Thanks so much for your inspiration!
        Cheers!

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      19. I saw this and wanted to make one. I must say I've never sewn anything before in my life! It was much harder than I figured. I thought the braids would be really easy, but they weren't.

        I made 3 braids, but ended up only using two. I couldn't figure out how to sew them together, so they became quite thick, which I didn't like. But by only using two I think it actually looks alright.

        I bought 2 meters of blue viscose, which worked fine. It's enough for one bigger and two smaller braids.

        Remember that the fabric for the braids must be longer than for the actual scarf piece, because braiding takes away some of the length.

        The only other thing I had to learn was how to do a blind stitch, and I did that via youtube.

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      20. Love this scarf! This color is nice too!

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      21. Great idea, I love it!! I'm going to try to make it THANKS!!

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      22. The scarf is lovely and radiates a touch of grace. Gratitude for the inspiration!

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      23. found this on pinterest! just in time for Christmas! thank you! looks absolutely gorgeous :]

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      24. Lovely and unique. You must receive so many compliments on your beautiful scarf!

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      25. hello, i LOVEEE this scarf and have been to two different fabriclands (ON, Canada) and no luck finding viscose...
        does anyone know where i could find viscose / a substitute fabric?

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      26. It's perfect :) <3 Love it..

        I made a list of DIY ideas on my blog <3
        You're in it, hope thats okay :)
        http://crafterlifebyme.blogspot.com/2012/02/diy-ideas-shoes-scarves.html

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      27. it's soooooo pretty,, Im in love :) <3 <3

        I made a list of DIY ideas on my blog <3
        You're in it, hope thats okay :)
        http://crafterlifebyme.blogspot.com/2012/02/diy-ideas-shoes-scarves.html

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      28. I love this! i made a similar one . . . http://mrslauralynn.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/how-to-make-snood.html
        and linked it to this one since this is where I got my inspiration! Thank you :)

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      29. I made this and was amazed at how super easy it was. I wish I had thought about the fact that the braids would shorten the length a bit, but it still works. I also couldn't find viscose but have just used another similar material.

        I was inspired by your colour choice also and love it!

        Samara

        thesecretlifeofsamara.tumblr.com

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      30. I'm obsessed with this scarf! Just ordered one like it on etsy and bought fabric on eBay in attempt to make my
        own. Thank you so much for sharing! That color looks amazing on you. I wish you sold them!!!

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      31. Just made one. So easy and SO cute! I used a lightly heathered charcoal gray. Adore!! Thanks for the directions and inspiration!

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      32. This is an awesome tutorial. I'm going to make a few of these and give them away as gifts.

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