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It’s all about the scarf, baby

Patchwork and Flannel scarves: make your own, or buy one pre-made at Polka Dot Cottage

As I (try to) write, my kids are rehearsing a fight scene from a movie they are creating for their new YouTube channel. It’s not easy to focus on patchworky things while they battle in costume nearby. I’m very distracted by their whole process. It’s actually kind of interesting, and I love that they’ve put so much effort into this project. Still, it’s not very conducive to writing…

So here I sit, sipping coffee, thinking about how to best present my new patchwork scarves to you, and stopping now and then to give Boring Office Guy costuming advice. He’s the mastermind behind their new project, and he’s done most of the work for it. I may be biased, but I think it’s pretty cool.

Anyway. Must focus! Scarves!

Patchwork and Flannel scarves: make your own, or buy one pre-made at Polka Dot Cottage

Patchwork and Flannel scarves: make your own, or buy one pre-made at Polka Dot Cottage

Patchwork and Flannel scarves: make your own, or buy one pre-made at Polka Dot Cottage

I made these three patchworky scarves last week. They feature prints from Kate + Birdie Paper Co.’s Bluebird Park collection, and a soft flannel lining. They’re each roughly 4 inches x 60 inches, and they work equally well peeking out from under a wool pea coat as they do on top of a cable knit sweater.

I’ve been wearing my own patchwork scarf for years.

These three new ones are available in the shop, for your gift-giving pleasure 🙂

Now, for those of you who are comfortable sewing a straight line on a sewing machine, I’ve got you covered, too.

Charm Pack Scarf, an eBook tutorial from Polka Dot Cottage

My new eBook will tell you how to take a single charm pack and a yard of flannel, and turn them into three patchwork scarves – one for you, and two for your gift list!

Why a charm pack? Simplicity! A charm pack usually includes pre-cut squares of a single fabric collection, which means all of the cutting and most of the color choices have been made for you. You can get right to the fun part of sewing it all together.

And, of course, if you like cutting and choosing color combinations, you can make your own squares from your own stash and use them instead.

So there you have it: Choose-your-own-adventure patchwork scarves (aka, make it yourself, or take one of mine!)

I hope you like them!

P.S. Quilting cottons may not look as cozy as, say, a knit or crocheted scarf, but the flannel on the back really makes it nice against the skin. And if you’re making your own, you can use fleece or a thrifted cashmere sweater for the lining if you really wanted to multiply the cozy factor.

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3 thoughts on “It’s all about the scarf, baby

  1. Love these. And maybe it’s just the crowd I run with, but you could totally market these as stoles and sell them to clergy.

    1. Thanks! And you know, seeing them on the hanger like that, I had the exact same thought!

      BTW, I’m very much enjoying your blog this month.

      1. Aw, shucks, thanks. Me too, especially since I’m doing so much less of the work. 🙂

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