Elizabeth’s Fabric Focus
|Each month Elizabeth from Oh, Fransson! shares a new project featuring one of our current fabric collections. Elizabeth was a SMS Board Member last spring. In addition to today’s fun, she has a series of excellent, free tutorials and PDF patterns in her Etsy shop. Today’s ponytail scarf project is a free PDF download for you to enjoy.|
From Elizabeth: This month, we’re looking at Woodland Wonderland by Jay McCarroll. These prints featuring little deer, mushrooms, ants and trees are cute without being cutesy. My favorite is Wood Maze, which looks like slices of tree trunks populated by tiny ants. Besides being great for simple accessories, I think these prints would make a really wonderful baby or lap quilt.
I used a fat quarter pack to make some simple ponytail scarves. Despite being bias-cut, these are quite easy to make. They’re also a fun, preppy accessory that’s perfect for Spring and Summer.
Cutting these scarves on the bias makes them hang nicely, and really sets off the prints on the fabric. It also gives the scarves a tiny amount of stretch, which makes it easy to tie them securely around a ponytail.
The tutorial includes a variation for a child-size scarf. If you don’t have enough hair for a ponytail, either size can be a fun embellishment for a bag or purse.
Even though you only need a fat quarter to make this project, you’ll still have some great scraps. I made six scarves and had enough fabric left over to make this little mat, which is a smaller version of Alissa’s sew-along doll quilt.
Download our Simple Ponytail Scarf Tutorial PDF, and have fun!
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