Friday, 27 January 2012

Embellished Scarf

Remember the scarf from last Monday?  Well, it has dingly-dangly things on it which I've always wanted to replace.  Half of the beads are missing from one end, although it's hard to see in the original post.
old bead

I wanted to replace them with one of these sets which I got from my favourite notions store:
package of beads
Should I go Big or Small?
They were only 99 cents and were 50% off.

I decided on the small ones and measured to see how much I needed:
measuring tape
That's almost 45 inches!

My original idea was to just sew the ribbon onto the edge of the scarf. But, the scarf was wider than I thought.  I only had 2 packages of the smaller beads at 3 feet each.  I didn't want to go back to the store, so decided to cut up the embellishment.  I thought maybe it would look better with fewer beads, not so bling and showy.

taped beads

all taped

I used tape to hold everything in place and just sewed right over it:

Then I just ripped off the tape.  I think this only works with that Magic Transparent Tape - the regular tape probably would not rip easily.

When all the bits are sewn, you have a lovely embellished scarf.
embellished scarf

I think it looks okay!  What do you think?

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  1. I think it looks great with the little jingle jangle additions! Great idea.

    1. Hi Vanessa, Thanks for visiting my blog! This was such an easy re-fashion too.