My Anthropologie Scarf Knock-off

by ilene on March 23, 2011 · 8 comments

in sewing

My favorite scarf this past winter has been my dark gray “catch and release” scarf from Anthropologie.  I think I wear it everyday!  It goes with everything!  Plus I’m too lazy to stuff it back into my closet at the end of every day so its always out ready for me to grab and wear out the door.   I tried to buy another one in another color because I love it so much, but its not in stock anymore!!   I was so sad!!  But, I did some googling and I found this great tutorial on how to make it!  It involves sewing with elastic thread, which I had never done before:

I think it turned out great!  The material I used was a little on the heavier side but I liked how warm it is. You can’t tell unless you look up close that its made from this sparkly linen material:

I made a light weight pink one to wear this spring.  Hopefully warmer weather will come soon!  Where I live, its suppose to snow tonight!  So unfair!

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1 Gina @ temporary nest March 23, 2011 at 9:28 am

Yay! What a great job you did! It looks perfect! So… how was sewing with elastic thread? I haven’t done it yet only because I’ve heard horror stories! But if you say its doable then maybe I should give it a whirl! 😉

2 ilene March 23, 2011 at 9:33 am

Hey Gina, at first I was intimidated by the elastic thread, but it ended up not being that bad. Seriously, if i can do it, so can you! I think the trick is to wind it around your bobbin not too tight or not too lose. Though, I also think it depends on your sewing machine because my sister has a much nicer sewing machine but the elastic causes all sorts of problems. Go figure.

3 Jenny ~ Something Old, Something New March 31, 2011 at 10:11 am

This is great!! I love it and may just have to try and make one myself.

4 Janice September 23, 2012 at 7:54 pm

Make sure you use a long stitch with the elastic thread so it can actually gather up. 4 stitches per inch is good;)

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