This scarf is so easy. It took me about 1 hour to complete, minus all the buttonhole practice! I used knit yardage for the teal blue scarf. The pink striped scarf I used thrifted Tshirts! I actually have enough of the striped shirt to make some matching leggings. The sky is the limit with this ladies.
I even wrapped the scarf around my own neck and think it would be easy to add another foot to the length and make an adult size!

button ruffle scarf
button ruffle scarf
button ruffle scarf
button ruffle scarf
button ruffle scarf

Materials Needed
1/4 yard knit fabric for the main piece (or use a recycled shirt)
1/4 yard knit fabric for the ruffle
2 buttons
Hand sewing needle

Instructions

button ruffle scarf
button ruffle scarf

1.
Cut your main piece of fabric as shown above. Make sure you are cutting through both layers of fabric to get two pieces

2.
Cut your ruffle fabric at 1.5″ from fold to selvage. You will have to cut 3-4 pieces to give you approx 180″ of fabric. Sew the strips RST together to make one long piece.

button ruffle scarf

3.
Set your tension to the highest setting on your sewing machine

button ruffle scarf

4.
Stitching a 1/4″ seam, start stitching and watch the ruffles create themselves. This really saves a lot of time. It literally took me under a minute to make all these ruffles

button ruffle scarf

button ruffle scarf

Look at all the goodness

button ruffle scarf

5.
Take your ruffled piece and put it RST on top of one of the scarf pieces. You want both RAW EDGES together. Pin generously to prevent shifting. On the corners, just make sure the ruffles are situated to not get sewn up where they shouldn’t be.

button ruffle scarf

button ruffle scarf

6.
Make sure to turn your sewing machine back to its normal tension setting (knits seem to need to be on a lower than normal setting anyway). Sew with a 1/2″ seam allowance.

button ruffle scarf

button ruffle scarf

7.
Take the other scarf piece and lay it on top of the piece you just sewed the ruffle to, right sides together. Pin generously. Mark about a 4″ spot to turn the scarf once finished. Turn the scarf to the already stitched side to use as a guide and sew in the same stitches. Stitch around the entire scarf except for the 4″ marked off to turn

button ruffle scarf

button ruffle scarf

8.
Remove pins and clip all 4 corners. Turn right side out

button ruffle scarf

button ruffle scarf

9.
Find the 4 inches you left open to turn and turn under the excess so it lines up with the rest of the piece. Using your hand sewing needle, begin to close up the opening. Just go thru both pieces of fabric, very close to the hem and sew up.

button ruffle scarf

10.
On the square side of the scarf, measure for the buttons. Measure in 1.5 inches both from the side and the top. Do this on both sides and mark your points. This will be where your buttonhole begins

button ruffle scarf

11.
Use the mark you made as your ENDPOINT. In other words, the mark will be the edge of the buttonhole. The rest of the buttonhole will go towards the longer part of the scarf. Repeat on the other mark. Open up the buttonholes CAREFULLY using a seam ripper

button ruffle scarf

12.
Measure down the LONGER edge of the scarf. Put the first button at about 17″ and the second at about 19.5″. BEFORE you do this, measure your child’s neck and see if that is going to work. You can always adjust where they are going to fit your needs. Just mark the position with a pencil

button ruffle scarf

button ruffle scarf

button ruffle scarf

13.
Put the first button about 2 inches in from the long side. The second button (the one closest to the angled edge) should be about 2.5 inches from the side

button ruffle scarf

button ruffle scarf

button ruffle scarf

And you’re done! Iron it if needed and wrap around your sweetie!

button ruffle scarf

button ruffle scarf

button ruffle scarf

courtesy: livingwithpunks

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