Monday, February 6, 2012

A Simple Scarf Tutorial : :

A SImple Scarf Tutorial

Today I'm sharing two more size variations for the Simple Children's Scarf Tutorial I shared back in September. This is a wonderful little tutorial for a beginner sewist. A project that's super quick, easy, and is all about comfort! I'm using the photos of our new Loulouthi Scarves from last week, where I again used a combination of voile and flannel, to create this tutorial today. In the end you'll have a lovely, comfortable, two-sided scarf that anyone young or old is sure to love...and actually wear. Loulouthi voile available here, flannel here.

What you'll need : :

adult scarf materialschild's scarf materials

Cutting and Piecing the Fabrics : :

1. Choose two fabrics for each scarf and coordinating thread, iron both your flannel and voile before beginning.

loulouthi voiles and flannels from modern fabric studio

2. For the child size scarf use 1 - 1/4 yd piece of voile measuring 9" x 54". Cut 2 - 9" strips from flannel. For the adult size scarf use 2 - 1/4 yd pieces of voile measuring 9" x 54". Cut 3 - 9" strips from flannel. 3. Fold voiles and flannels in half, matching selvedge edge to edge, trim away 4. For the child size, sew two 9" strips of flannel pieces to each other to create one long strip, press seams open, fold in half with the seam as the fold, trim about 17" from the raw ends so the flannel meausures the same in length as the voile. For the adult size do the same with the two voile pieces and three flannels, these fabrics should measure up to be about the same in both width and length, if not trim away any extra length so each fabric measures the same.

Simple Scarf Tutorial

The following instructions will be the same for both scarf sizes --

5. Lay scarf fabrics on the work surface with right sides together. Get the pins ready. With the wrong side facing up, begin pinning the fabrics together. Insert a pin about every 2" or so around the perimeter of the scarf 6. Using a 1/4" seam allowance, sew along the edge, leaving one end open for turning out the scarf 7. Clip corners away, turn out the scarf, and press well. 8. fold in the open edge a 1/4", press, pin closed (you can find more details of this step here) 9. To finish, staying close to the very edge of the scarf, sew opening opening closed, removing pins as you go, and continue to top stitch around the entire scarf

Simple Scarf Tutorial

Ta-da! You're Simple Scarf is finished!

Our new scarves!

I hope you have a fun, easy time making it! What a great gift these cozy scarves make! Be sure to let me know if you do give it a try, k? Now how about a Giveaway for a chance to win enough of these gorgeous voile and flannel fabrics to make both size scarves (with a little extra left over, too)!! My new sponsor Modern Fabric Studio will be sending a 2 1/2 yd bundle off to one lucky commenter today!

Loulouthi Voile and Flannel from Modern Fabric Studio

Enter to Win! This Giveaway is now closed! Thank you to all who entered!!

Here's how,  


Simply add one comment below. And, tomorrow I'll share the winners name in a new post!

Happy Monday, friends!!

Oh, and if you're looking for the winner of my Tilly Giveaway, you can find that here.

220 comments:

  1. Did number 1 ever win? Love these flannels!,thank you for the chance!.

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    1. I remember comment #2 winning, but not #1. Maybe this will be it! :)

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  2. I've yet to work with voile and flannel.. Thx for the chance. :)

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  3. i was wondering if #2 ever won?. however i will make these scarves for my daughter and i. i love them!. thank you for the tutorial and the chance to win.

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  4. OOH! I would love to make me and my munchkin some scarves! Thanks for the tutorial!
    fooshe1@yahoo.com

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  5. Good morning Maureen...thanks for the giveaway..

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  6. Would love the chance to work with these beautiful fabrics. Thank you for the opportunity and the great tutorial

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  7. What a fun idea to combine voile and flannel. Fingers crossed!

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  8. Maureen,
    I love the combination of fabric types and the print combos you have chosen. They are so much fun and the thought of having that warm flannel next to one's face and neck is so cozy!

    Thank you for the give-away!

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  9. Simple, lovely, and practical! Does it get better than that?

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  10. Such pretty fabrics!!! Beautiful! Thank you for the chance to win! :-)

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  11. Oh how fab, thanks for the chance to win, I've been dying to make myself one of these!

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  12. What a great giveaway Maureen. The scarves you made were beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. What beautiful fabric & scarves!

    Tammi
    (songsiren1@yahoo.com)

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  14. Your scarves are lovely and thanks for the great clear tutorial.

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  15. I love the scarf and the fabric just makes it!!!!! Thanks for the great tutorial and awesome giveaway!

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  16. I've never made scarves from anything but fleece. I'd love to try these fabrics!

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  17. I have been dying to sit and get some sewing done these are GORGEOUS!!! Thanks for the tute! XO

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  18. I would the chance to make one of these!! Simply beautiful!

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  19. Oh my gosh! I love the fabric and the scarves! Thanks for the tutorial :)

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  20. gorgeous fabrics! i would love to make one of these!

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  21. What an exciting giveaway. I'd love the chance to make a scarf from these beautiful fabrics. Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

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  22. Oh how delicious, I'd love to make these for me and my girls. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  23. Fabrics are beautiful! I love the butterfly.

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  24. I touched voile for the first time a couple weeks ago at my LQS and fell in love with it. Thanks for the chance to win some :)

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  25. Thanks for the tutorial and giveaway:) I am making the scarves for my daughter and granddaughter!

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  26. Lovely project. Thanks for the chance to win,

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  27. Lovely scarves! Thanks for the tutorial and the giveaway. :)

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  28. Great tutorial! the scarves look very cozy! great gift idea - thanks!

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  29. Such gorgeous fabrics, and I bet they'd be super cozy wound around your neck!!

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  30. Pretty fabrics! I would love the chance to make a scarf with these!

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  31. Pretty fabrics! I would love the chance to make a scarf with these!

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  32. so pretty! thanks for the tutorial! (it's a keeper!)

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  33. Such pretty fabrics - I would love to use them to try out your tutorial!

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  34. So beautiful, and what a great tutorial! Thanks!

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  35. Anna Maria Horner's fabric is soooo beautiful!!! Love these scarves.

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  36. Yummy! Would love to make these scarves for my daughter and I!

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  37. Lovely! And a simple enough project I think my girls could do it themselves, which they would love!
    Thanks for sharing! :)

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  38. Wow, I was just looking at your pics last week--I would love to give your project a try!

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  39. Vou ganhar estes...AMo trabalhar com flanela,e voile eu nunca trabalhei,não é um bom motivo??Obrigado antecipado,beijos.

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  40. Such beautiful fabrics! I can't wait to try this tutorial!!

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  41. Gosh the scarves are so beautiful, and not just pretty they are soft and comfortable too!

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  42. What a fantastic giveaway! Thank you so much the chance to win. I LOVE those scarves! My girls look so adorable in scarves, but they complain that their scratchy so I'm excited to try this pattern. Thank you!

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  43. Oh, I just love your fabric pairings -- thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  44. beautiful fabrics, thanks for the giveaway!

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  45. Love the prints. Love the scarfs.

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  46. Ooh, combining flannel and voile sounds heavenly. What lovely scarves!

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  47. I love your blog! It makes me want to sit down and sew all day! Is that what you do?

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  48. So pretty!!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  49. I've never worked with voile but I do love scarves!

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  50. What a great giveaway - thanks so much!

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  51. Thank you for the tutorial and the giveaway! I just so happen to have some AMH voile and flannel that would be perfect!

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  52. What lovely gifts these two would make, and I know just the mother/daughter pair who'd love them. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  53. How sweet! Thanks for the chance to enter. Would enjoy winning some of that voile and flannel collection. Rhonda (marshudson at comcast dot net).

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  54. Thanks for a chance to win! I love these fabrics, the scarf tutorial and Modern Fabric Studio! Awesome!

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  55. Great tutorial!
    I would love to try these for myself!!

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  56. Thanks for sharing - love the scarf idea - I need a new scarf actually!!

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  57. Beautiful scarves and fabric! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  58. Beautiful fabric--thanks for the chance. :o)

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  59. Love this project - thanks for the opportunity!

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  60. beautiful, my hands want to reach through the monitor and feel them!

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  61. Such lovely scarves. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  62. Beautiful fabrics!! I would love to win. I made two scarves just like this using plaid flannel and solid flannel and put them in my shop- both sold!! :) Love the simple design.

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  63. sounds great- i would love to use these fabrics to make mine!

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  64. Oh! I do love AMH- she's my favorite! It's still chilly enough around here to need a scarf and I know how soft those fabrics are.

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  65. Such beautiful scarves.I`d love one.Fingers are crossed.Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  66. Would love to win and make me one of those spring scarfs (and one for my niece too)

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  67. you two are so adorable maureen!

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  68. I've never sewed with voile- I'd love to give it a try! Thanks for the chance, and for the great project!

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  69. Those prints are beautiful, and I'd love to make these for my daughter and I! THANKS for the chance!
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  70. How exciting - those are so lovely, as are the fabrics up for give-a-way.

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  71. How exciting!! Oh, please pick me!! I love those sweet scarves you and your daughter made together!

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  72. oh, i would love to have a new scarf for me and my girlie!

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  73. Thanks for the tutorial, I will definitely be making some of these.... maybe Christmas presents! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  74. Beautiful! Thank you for the chance to win.

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  75. Thanks for the chance to win these beautiful fabrics and thank you for sharing the tutorial!

    Lisa Staten

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  76. Oh my goodness, your little one is beautiful!

    The fabric isn't half bad, either. ;)

    Thanks for the chance!

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  77. These are beautiful - and thanks for the "how to"

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  78. Thank you for this great tutorial. What gorgeous fabrics!

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  79. The scarves are very pretty and I love the different fabric choices to make one side a little more cozy!

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  80. Thanks for your tutorial. The fabrics are beautiful. Also, thanks for the chance to win your giveaway.

    Janet

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  81. Great tutorial with some gorgeous fabrics! Thanks for sharing, and thanks for the giveaway!

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  82. Thanks for the Tut!! I can't wait to make them with my daughter! She'll love em!! (and... I'll probably have to make one for my son too... he loves scarves!)

    Thanks!!

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  83. Love those scarfs. Your daughter is adorable. I made my DIL one using voile on both sides. thanks for a chance to win those beautiful fabrics.

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  84. i love simply projects! thanks for the tutorial!

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  85. Thanks for the tutorial and giveaway!

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  86. Clear, easy to understand tute. Lovely fabrics. Thanks.

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  87. Great tutorial, great giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  88. Beautiful! Great tute too. I would love to win this, thanks!

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  89. These are beautiful fabrics! Thanks for the chance.

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  90. Thanks for the great tutorial! Awesome scarves! Thanks for a chance to win too! :)

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  91. Beautiful colors. I could use a new scarf.
    pattik@windstream.net
    Patti Krueger

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  92. Love the scarfs. I wear them all the time and would love to make more with the beautiful fabric. Thanks

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  93. Such pretty scarves! They look so soft and cuddly!

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  94. Beautiful fabric, thanks for the chance to win

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  95. Ooh, I have no experience with voile, and I've only worked with flannel a little. Just lovely! Thanks for the chance!

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  96. Love these! Will put these on my to-do list.

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  97. Wonderful scarves -- I never would have thought to put voile and flannel together like that but it's gorgeous!

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  98. Lovely. Thanks for the tutorial as well. These look like great gifts. hollyvan@hotmail.com

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  99. What a fun idea! I can't wait to try it with my 7 year old. =)

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  100. Thanks for the great tutorial. My daughter loves to be wrapped in cozy things when it's cold, so this scarf would be great (she just got her hair cut short and she says her neck is always cold!).

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  101. I love your choice of fabrics and your daughter is adorable!!

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  102. Thanks for the chance to make my own beauty!

    rebekahricker (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  103. Oh, your scarfs are so beautiful! I would love to make won with so lovely fabrics! Thank you for a great give away!

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  104. I love your scarf! Thank you for the chance!

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  105. I would love a scarf like that! Thanks for sharing.

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  106. What a sweet idea for a giveaway! A friend is waiting for a scarf and I haven't gotten around to ordering more voile and flannel, so I'll take my chances here first. Thanks!

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  107. Would love to make these scarves! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  108. ohhhhhhh! I have been wanting to make a Loulouthi scarf for months! I have curbed my fabric spending temporarily while I am on maternity leave limited income, so I am only hoping that either I can win some Loulouthi fabric, or that it will still be in stock in a few months when my fabric budget comes back. Thanks for sharing this tutorial, and for the super amazing awesome giveaway. Hope you get lots of good karma for this!

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  109. Beautiful - I so want to make one of these and have never used voile before! :)

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  110. What a delicious giveaway, thank you! I love Anna Maria Horner's flannels and voiles and would be delighted to have the opportunity to make scarves for me and my little girly :)

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  111. Those are beautiful and I love voile, yet I've never tried sewing with it yet!

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  112. I found your blog last week...subscribed last week...and now I'm continuing to be impressed with all you do! And you have so many followers who have known about you all this time! I feel like I've missed so much! I'd love to be the winner of this gorgeous scarf fabric!

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  113. what gorgeous scarves, you really did the fabric justice! stunning.

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  114. oh very very pretty maureen! i would love to win so that my daughter and i could have matching scarves also! ;) xoxo

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  115. Here goes again, I keep entering giveaways maybe, just maybe I will win something one day. Thanks for the chance.

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  116. OOh, how gorgeous! And what a lovely thing to do with your daughter :)

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  117. These are pretty and what a fun project. I have a diva granddaughter (she's only 2!) who would love one of these!

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  118. Gorgeous! I definitely would make myself one. But I don't have a youngster to share with... more for me I guess.

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  119. Thanks,have many lovely ideas flooding my head!

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  120. Fun! I haven't worked with voile yet, but its on my list.

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  121. Great tutorial, thanks. Love the fabrics, starting to think about winter clothing now.
    Robyn
    jorja89atyahoo.com.au

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  122. Love the voile/flannel combo! It is so hard to find pretty voile in my area. Thanks for the opportunity to try for some,

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  123. I love them! I would love to have a scarf like this with these fabrics!

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    1. I just love both scarves. They are beautiful. I would love to make them for myself and for gifts!
      Thanks for the chance to win!

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  124. What beautiful fabric!
    barbwong@sbcglobal.net

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  125. A scarf is about my level, I would love to make one out of these fabrics!

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  126. I just replied above under Maite. Thought I would reply again just in case I came under her number.
    Love the scarves!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  127. Wow, those are beautiful fabrics, and I love how the scarves turned out! :)

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  128. I made several of these at Christmas--LOVE the combination of voile and flannel!

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  129. I made several of these a few years for christmas and everyone i gave them to loved them!

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  130. I love these scarves. Thank you for the tutorial and the giveaway.

    sandyb720@gmail.com

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  131. Yes please - these would be snuggly and pretty at the same time! :)

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  132. I love your scarves and I love to wear scarves - thanks for the chance to win some fabric to make them! This would be soooo cool... or should I say, hot?!!

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  133. Those scarves are beautiful. My girls love wearing them all the time with different outfits. Your directions seem really clear and easy to follow. Thanks for the chance to win that beautiful fabric.

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  134. I love these scarves. Thanks for sharing how to make one for myself. Love the picture of you and your daughter.

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  135. My little girl steals my scarves all the time - I would love to make her one using this tutorial. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  136. What gorgeous fabric! Would love to make those stunning scarfs! Thank you for the chance to win!

    rebeccamiller777@gmail.com

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  137. Oh I love these scarves and this fabric so much! Great tutorial and fab giveaway, thank you!!

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  138. My daughter got her first sewing machine for Christmas...I think this will make the perfect first project!

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  139. Beautiful! I made the figure-8 cowl recently with the AMH voiles and flannels. I love how soft it is. :)

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  140. Thank you for the pattern , it looks like fun!!

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  141. Oh gosh, gosh, GOSH, I love this new flannel and voile! Thanks so much for the tutorial again! Might go make me some now!

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  142. I'm yet to buy any of the voile, this would be great!

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  143. Love the fabric and the look. Thanks for the chance to win it.

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  144. Thanks for the opportunity! Would love to win and make scarves for my daughter and I!

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  145. Gorgeous scarves - I have a daughter who would love one like that

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  146. love the loulouthi prints hope i win.

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  147. Beautiful scarves and beautiful fabric! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  148. These are gorgeous, thanks for the chance to win!

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  149. Lovely scarfs (and models!) and lovely fabric! Thanks to your sponsors!

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  150. These are awesome and cozy fabric!

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  151. thanks for the tutorial and the giveaway!

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  152. Thank you very much for such a lovely giveaway and tutorial. And those butterflies. I volunteer in Butterfly centre...

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  153. What a great giveaway! I would love to make some scarves for my daughter and me. Thanks for all the inspiration.
    www.twogirlsandagarden.blogspot.com

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  154. Just love the scarves. I will have to try this one day. Thanks for the giveaway. I am a huge follower.

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  155. Fun! I need one of those scarves for sure :-) Thanks for a great give-away!

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  156. Those fabrics are so gorgeous I would love for them to come to my home..one for me, one for a friend.

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  157. these fabrics are great-the colors and the prints-scarfs are very easy to sew-thank you-hope all have a great night

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  158. Wow what beautiful scarves. Love the bright prints.

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  159. This is a lovely tutorial, I really love your fabric choices. Thanks for a great giveaway too.

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  160. Two beautiful scarves for two beautiful ladies! Nice Work! Thanks for the Tutorial!

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  161. Oh my! What an awesome giveaway!! Thanks Maureen!!!!
    kirkwood0419(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  162. I'd really love to try Loulouthi flannel!

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  163. Beautiful fabric and great tutorial. It would be fun to make!

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  164. I would love to enter!!
    Thank you :)
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  165. This would be fun to make.

    http://richardquilts.blogspot.com
    Stop by for my quilt givaway to guess my babys b-day and weight.

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  166. I would love to win, but even if I don't these are for sure on my to do list.

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  167. I love your fabric selections, they are so bright and beautiful. They look adorable on too :)

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  168. I just found your website while looking for valentine ideas. What really intrigued me was the fabric selections for the scarves. I love them!!! It has become more difficult to find beautiful yet different fabrics and especially in flannel. Those are the greatest. My two favorite stores to visit are fabric and book stores. Thank you for all your great ideas.

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  169. I found your website while looking for ideas for valentines. But I was most intrigued by the fabric selections for the scarves. Beautiful!!!
    It is becoming more difficult to find such unusual and beautiful fabrics especially in flannel. I have become a fan!

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  170. Very pretty Maureen! love that pic of you and your daughter. Great, simple and fun idea!

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  171. These are beautiful fabrics - with a tutorial to get us started too. Thanks Maureen.

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  172. What beautiful scarves. I love them. You and your daughter look so much alike. Very nice picture.

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  173. I love your scarves, and how lovely to have a tutorial and a chance to win some gorgeous fabrics!

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  174. That fabric looks so beautiful and soft. Thank you for this giveaway and your tutorial.

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  175. Hope I'm not too late! I almost bought the fabric for this over the weekend after you posted the pics of your scarves. Maybe I'll get lucky :)

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  176. These fabrics are just gorgeous- I love the lightness of voile!

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  177. I love that fabric; have a full circle skirt in voile and it's the nicest thing!

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