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Message Board > Sergers, Coverstitch and Blindhemmers > Serger scarf tutorials? ( Moderated by CarolynGM, Deepika)

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Serger scarf tutorials?
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Date: 4/17/13 2:07 PM

I've decided this might be a good way for me to make better friends with my serger (I like it a lot, but right now we only see each other casually). Can anyone recommend some good serged scarf tutorials--from really basic to kind of funky, for both knits and wovens? I'd like to experiment a little more!

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Date: 4/17/13 4:47 PM

I think I may need to do the same, lol. So here's a list for you.

If you have the Brother 1034D - Made By Me tutorial and she also has a shirred version

This is one I've pinned on Pinterest.

Nancy Zieman's knit Infinity scarf, although it looks like you could use a regular sewing machine - or woven fabric. She also mentions her book - maybe you could check you local library?

Frilly Scarf from BabyLock

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Date: 4/17/13 9:04 PM

Thanks, Donna! I followed some links in one of yours and found a great one for lightweight shirred scarves with elastic thread. I think you edge the sides on the serger just as easily. I bought my mom the most adorable shirred scarf like that for Christmas, made from this super soft almost herringbone knit fabric and thought it would be pretty simple to replicate.

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Date: 4/18/13 3:48 AM

My favorite scarf hands down- a simple rectangle in gorgeous fabric beautifully tied. I experiment a lot and recently found a goldmine of ideas.
Eileen Fisher 25 ways to wear a scarf
This 6 minute video has great ideas one after another. The scarf tie/drape method is named making it easy to remember or scan through the video for a refresher on "how to". The other great thing is they tell you the fabric. I get a good sense of what kind of fabric hand works with which tie/drape method and roughly how wide is the scarf to achieve the affect. The 1st scarf is linen cashmere. Now where the heck might you find that? I'd ask at Britex when you're there.

I use the Pretzel drape often and it was nice to see it done on the Eileen Fisher youtube. They show an Infinity scarf tied in the corners and then looped. This way you can untie and use the scarf many other ways.

For New Year's Eve, I perked up my look with a trip to Britex. On the 1st floor I found a treasure with the help of a sales associate. She was patient and pulled out fabrics I pointed to; based on what I was liking, she hunted other interesting options from other places in the store. I decided on something pricey, but subtly unusual and bought under a 1/2 yard. I had plenty to run a few serger trials to test out various finishes.

The fabric has an understated metallic fine webbed texture on an ivory base cloth. I put a narrow 3-thread serger edge on the 2 long sides using a dull metallic thread. The selvage was slightly fringed and interesting, so I left that for the short ends. Good luck with your scarf/serger projects.

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Pfonzie- my honey Pfaff Creative Performance, Bernina 930 and 830, Evolution serger.

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Date: 4/18/13 9:11 AM

Quote: stirwatersblue
I've decided this might be a good way for me to make better friends with my serger (I like it a lot, but right now we only see each other casually). Can anyone recommend some good serged scarf tutorials--from really basic to kind of funky, for both knits and wovens? I'd like to experiment a little more!



Thanks!

This is the same question I had! :)

Lovely recommendations! So I'd guess, if I didn't want a shirred scarf, I'd just follow the tute as is without doing the ruffle/shirring??

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