Tuesday afternoon I saw Mique's 30Days post about making these delightful ruffle scarves. Right away I knew it was something I had to try. Like that afternoon. Immediately.
Well, as immediately as right after picking Annelise up from school and stopping at Hancock Fabric on the way home. I found some pretty turquoise knit fabric, but it wasn't jersey knit like the tutorial called for, it was interlock. Does that matter? This, I do not know.
I asked the ladies at Hancock about elastic thread, which is required. This, they did not know.
After whipping up one of my favorite easy go-to meals (taco soup) for supper, it was time to get down to crafty business. Soon the strips were cut, the Singer threaded, the moment of truth arrived. Whirr...stitch...snip. No scrunchy ruffles. Looks like elastic thread could NOT be skipped.
The crafty muse was in full force, I had to find elastic thread that. very. night. I called Jo-Ann's and asked the young girl if they sold elastic thread. This, she did not know.
My inner craft diva knew they did, the Jo-Ann website told her so. So I grabbed my keys,
Guess what? They DID sell elastic thread, which is conveniently located near the elastic. I resisted the urge to
Now it's Thursday. How many ruffle scarves have I made?
Zip, zero, zilch, nada.
I take that back. I have one tester scarf and one that I thought was going to ruffle. See?
Are ruffle scarves in my future? This, I do not know.
Don't worry, I'm not giving up. I won't let the elastic thread beat me. I won't. Um...any one have any tips?