I’ve been obsessed with the crochet skull scarf / shawl that makes it to the top page of my Pinterest wall at least once a month. (And even more envious of a friend when she got one from a crafty friend…) Of course the big problem – I don’t crochet.
When I saw this skull-design lace in the Halloween section of a fabric store though… it got me thinking – what if I made my own out of fabric, instead of trying to convince one of my own crafty friends to make me one…?
Materials are pretty simple – the lace fabric, and some fringe. Of course I also need thread, scissors, sheer binding, etc….
The first step was straightening the fabric – the person who had cut it did a HORRIBLE job of cutting the fabric, and as you can see, it was off by over 5 inches on one end. I didn’t measure the other end, but it was also off. If the person measuring and cutting had measured dead-on, that means I would have been paying for over 5 inches of basically unusable fabric. BOO. (This is one of the problems in fabric stores hiring people who don’t sew…)
Once the fabric was straight on the top end, I measured (twice!) and cut (once!) to get the shape of the shawl / scarf.
Since the two angled sides would be trimmed with fringe, I didn’t worry about finishing them. (The raw edges on lace won’t fray anyways, finishing the edges is more about stability and appearance.) However the top edge won’t have fringe on it, so I needed to trim that. I decided to cut very narrow strips of a really fine stretch fishnet fabric and fold it over the edge, then sew it down.
From there it was just a matter of (very carefully) sewing the fringe onto the angled edges!
- “Sew Spooky” lace, 150cm wide, 1 meter @$20.00/meter less 20%
- 6″ fringe, 3 meters @$14.00/meter less 20% (though there’s a bit of fringe leftover)
- Plus GST of course! (and thread.. the bit of netting, etc..)
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