Patchwork Indigo Scarf – The Sewing Party
August isn’t exactly scarf weather in Nashville, but I’ve been “dyeing” to tell you all about this scarf for a while now.
Let me backup just a little bit. Earlier this year I was invited to be a part of The Sewing Party! Organized by SVP Worldwide, which is the parent company for Pfaff, Singer, and Huskvarna Viking, The Sewing Party is a collaborative blog that focuses on all things sewing. I’m honored to be part of an amazingly talented group of bloggers and creative people who are contributing sewing tutorials and articles on all kinds of different things from garment making to quilting and everything in between.
The other contributors are: Alexia from Green Bee Patterns, Christopher from The Tattooed Quilter, Jennifer from Workroom Social, Jessee from Art School Dropout, Lola from Love, Lola, Marcy from Oonaballoona, Sunni from A Fashionable Stitch, and Devon from Miss Make. I would highly recommend checking out their posts at The Sewing Party as well as their individual blogs and websites.
My first post for The Sewing party is a “patchwork” indigo scarf. You can head over to The Sewing Party blog to read about it here. There is a tutorial for how to make your own, as well as a giveaway from Dharma Trading Co. for an awesome indigo dyeing kit and for some fabric to dye. That’s right, I said GIVEAWAY! Dharma Trading Co. was nice enough to provide me with the indigo dyeing kit and linen fabric to make this scarf.
I hand dyed 12 pieces of linen using various indigo dyeing techniques, chopped it up, and sewed the pieces back together for a “patchwork” effect. There is a full set of instructions and more images of the process over at TSP blog.
In exchange for my participation in The Sewing Party, I was provided with a Pfaff Quilt Ambition 2.0, which I used to make this scarf. It is an amazing machine so far, and I’ve really enjoyed some of the features like the IDT system that functions like a built in walking foot.
I’m really happy with the way this turned out, and just have to wait until the weather cools down a bit to actually wear it. Come on November!
This is so cool! What a great idea to mix and match little bits of different patterns! Fantastic work!
I love this! Having a unique looking scarf is a great statement piece. This one looks great!
Man! Your designs seem pretty decent, but you need to hit those fabrics with some heavy starch. Haha.