Tuesday, January 12, 2016

No-Sew Easy Shawl

Another iteration of my Turquoise Shawl - again for about $8 - but this time it can be done with NO SEWING! Whoo hoo! I still did some sewing on mine - a hem - but totally not necessary.  Here's what I did.

Step 1: Buy Fabric

Purchase 3.25 yards of your favorite fleece (60" wide) - I found mine at Hancock Fabrics for $2.75/yd + 25% off coupon.

NOTE: You're going to use 3 yards of it, but most fabric is not on grain when you purchase it, so I always get 1/4" more for grain adjustment

Step 2: Lay out Fabric

Lay your fabric out cut edge to cut edge. This gives you a corner to work from that is 1 side fold and 1 side selvedge that is at least 54" long from the corner.

Step 3: Measure & Mark

Measure from the corner (the corner of fold and selvedge edge) out 54" and begin marking ticks in a semi circle using tailor's chalk or washable marker/pen (see image).

Step 4: Measure & Mark

Measure from the corner (the corner of fold and selvedge edge) out 30" and begin marking ticks in a semi circle using tailor's chalk or washable marker/pen (see image).

Step 5: Fringe

Start cutting 1/2" to 3/4" thick fringe pieces from the 54" line to the 30" line - through both layers of fabric. Since you are working on a curved edge, about every 6-7 pieces you will be cutting away excess fabric (see the triangular gaps shown in the image) to keep the fringe following the curved edge.
OPTIONAL: If you would like to hem the selvedge, cut away about 3/4" from the fringe area so you can roll the selvedge over & hem it. I didn't care for the selvage edge, so I hemmed mine.

Step 6: Knotting Fringe

Now it's time to tie the fringe.  You take 3 pieces (1,2,3) on one edge and place them over the next 3 pieces (4, 5, 6), and tie them to the following 3 pieces (7, 8, 9). Next you take your pieces you crossed over (4, 5, 6) and place them over pieces 7, 8, 9, and tie them to pieces 10, 11, 12. Continue this pattern all the way around.
- See more at: http://craftreincarnated.blogspot.com/2015/11/turquoise-shawl-for-8.html#sthash.yznycUMU.dpuf

This one is warmer than my knit one I did in turquoise - which works great South Texas winter :-)

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