From Mary Anne Drury Moonbeams in a Jar

Edited 11/25/08 – My schedule got messed up, so we’ll be running Mary Anne’s tutorial one more day! Look for a new project tomorrow 🙂

Please welcome Mary Anne, who will show us how to make this fabulous scarf!


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Hi everybody!  Here in Pa. it seems like we went from October straight into January’s deep freeze !!  So,  I rummaged through my pile of fleece (I call it polar fleece) and whipped up a quick and easy new scarf ….. with pockets to hold my cell phone,  tissues (for my forever runny nose in this cold weather), a couple of bucks, and my car keys ! (trying to eliminate dragging my 10 ton purse into the grocery store when I just run in for milk and cat food.)  Oh! And did I say how much I LOVE the soft, snuggly warmth of fleece ….. and all those FUN colors ….AND it’s so easy to work with ….. raw edges here I come!!! Yahoo!!

 

So, first let me show you what we’re making…..

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…..and here’s what you need to whip this up:

 

Fleece (body of scarf)                  ½ yd  (60 inch wide fleece)

Fleece (pockets and fringe)          11 inch x 14 inch remnant

Fleece (pocket flaps and fringe)   8 inch x 15 inch remnant

Black sewing thread

Sewing machine

#8  black perle cotton ( or black DMC embroidery floss)

Embroidery needle

2 buttons  size 1 3/8 inch


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Paper hole punch

Old CD or other small round object

Small sharp scissors

Chalk marking pencil

Rotary cutter and mat (or fabric scissors)

 

Cut Fabrics:

Body of scarf    cut 2    9 inches  x  60 inches

Pockets              cut 2    4 ½ inches x 6 ½ inches

Pocket flaps       cut 2    3 inches x 7 ½ inches

Red fringe          cut 8   ½ inch x 14 inches

Yellow fringe    cut 8    ½ inch x 14 inches

 

Assembly:   

To make rounded bottom edges on pocket flaps, trace around CD (or any small round object) with chalk pencil on bottom corners. Trim on traced line.

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Center button on flap,  ¼ inch from bottom edge of flap.   Mark left and right edges of button on flap with chalk pencil. 

 


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Draw horizontal line to connect left and right button edge marks.

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Fold flap in half and using small sharp scissors, cut along drawn horizontal line to make button hole slit.

 

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Using black perle cotton (or DMC floss),  blanket stitch around button hole edges.

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Pin pocket piece on each end of scarf,  about 2 ¼ inches from bottom edge of scarf and about 1 ¼ inches from either side.   Machine stitch sides and bottom of pockets to scarf, about ¼ inch from edges.

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Pin pocket flaps above pockets  (top edge of pocket flap should be about 1 ¼ inch above top edge of pocket).  Machine stitch top edge of pocket flaps and about ½ inch down on either side (stitching ¼ inch from edges)

 

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Stitch scarf front to scarf back around all edges ,  WRONG sides together,  using ½ inch seam.

 

Sew button on each pocket front using black perle cotton and a “x? stitch .

 

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Using paper punch,   punch 8 evenly spaced holes through both layers of scarf at bottom edges,  right above seam.

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Fold fringe strips in half .  Push fold through punched hole.  Pull fringe ends through looped/folded part of fringe and gently tighten loop up to edge of scarf.    

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Alternate fringe colors.

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Ta Da !!!   You’re finished !!!  Hope you had fun and ….

                        

                    Happy Holidays !!!!

 You can visit Mary Anne’s blog here

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7 Responses to “From Mary Anne Drury Moonbeams in a Jar”

  1. Mary Grace McNamara Says:

    Very cute and so easy! Thanks for sharing your very clever idea!

    MGM

  2. happy zombie Says:

    How cute, Mary Anne! I love your fabric and colors too. I’m sooooo going to make one of these! Thank you!

  3. Carrie P. Says:

    Great idea. Thanks for sharing.

  4. maryanne Says:

    What a great idea – thanks for sharing!

  5. Pat Says:

    Made one this a.m. I”m not thrilled with the colors I was able to get, but I think the gals will like it at the auction….the novelty of it should draw some bids. I’ll post photos on my blog and report back in a day or two.

  6. Karla Says:

    Wonderful, I just so happen across your site. This is a cute project and wonderful idea, quick to sew and use other skills doing so.

  7. Barbara Says:

    Very cute! I’m going to make a couple of these for stocking stuffers. Thanks for sharing.

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