Saturday, June 9, 2012

Magic Diagonal Ruffled Scarf

Ruffle Fabric "Magic" Diagonal Scarf
Using 2" Ruffle Fabric

Follow these easy steps:

1.  Visualize the finished scarf.  Choose and cut the width and length desired.  The length of your fabric must be a multiple of the width.

2.  We used our 2" blush ruffle.  We cut 6 ruffles wide (about 8") and two widths (48" each) long.  Finished scarf size is 4" wide and 76" long.

3.  Seam together the two widths of RUFFLES at the short, selvage ends to make one long piece.  Sew with the ruffles down, but the last ruffle needs to be bunched up.  See bottom ruffle in above photo.

 4.  Baste the ruffles at both end of the scarf in the down direction, scrunching up the last ruffle as before.

 5.  Corner A is the top right-hand corner.  Corner B is the bottom left-hand corner. 

6.  Create the first pointed tip by folding the corner A across the width of the scarf to the opposite side, right sides together and positioning the ruffles down toward the point.  Scrunch the ruffles together at the point.  Pin or machine baste in place.  Note:  the ruffles will stick out of the seam a little.

 7.  Corner B is the lower left-hand corner of the scarf.

 8.  Repeat to created the second pointed tip.  Fold the opposite direction using corner B to form the second tip of the scarf.

 9.  Begin stitching with 1/2" seam allowance (or using the presser foot width) at the pointed tip and continue to just before the edge of the original corner A- do not sew all the way to the edge- stop 1/2" (or the same distance as the seam allowance you are using) from the corner, with the needle down into the fabric.

Showing the stopping point before the reaching the edge of the fabric, needle down.

 You will pivot the top layer of fabric to match up with the bottom layer.

 10.  Pivot the top layer of fabric to match up with the bottom layer.  Continue sewing an inch or two with the same width seam allowance, joining the two long sides of the fabric.  Be sure the ruffles are tucked into the scarf and are not caught in the seam.  Repeat for the second pointed tip.

 11.  At this time, we recommend pinning the sides together from each end to the approximate center of the scarf.  The scarf will turn and twist, which is normal.

 12.  Stitch scarf closed down long ends beginning from each end with right sides together.  Take care not to catch a ruffle in the seam!  Leave a space of approximately 3 inches in the center of the scarf (near original seam that joined the two widths of the fabric together).  NOTE:  this seam will not match up!  You will turn the scarf right side out through the opening.

 While stitching, the scarf will turn and twist- this is normal!  It is easier to sew if you untwist the scarf after it goes through your sewing machine.

Note the sewn scarf wrong side out (with the opening in the middle).  This shows why the original measurement requires the width to be a multiple of the length... the long diagonal seam ends perfectly at the point of the scarf end.

13.  Before turning the scarf, you may want to trim the seams at the pointed ends.

14.  Turn the scarf through the opening and hand-stitch the opening closed.

The Magic Diagonal Scarf cascades beautifully!  Enjoy!


  1. I love all your fabric and tutorials! I am about to purchase some fabric to make a romper for my soon to be two year old! Thanks for sharing all these great ideas!

  2. I love this fabric and your different tutorials. I have made 3 scarves with the mini ruffle fabric and they are so soft and drape beautifully. Thank you!

  3. I have a question for you. I am in the middle of making a diagonal scarf. When folding Corner B should the ruffles be lying down or up, opposite to how the rest of the ruffles are lying. In steps 7 and 8, it looks like the ruffles are lying opposite to the rest of the scart. Thank you for your help.