So after a great week and a half with my parents and nearly two weeks away from the sewing machine, I was ready to get back! I wanted to dive into my new book, “Love At First Stitch,” first thing and that is exactly what I did.
The first project in the book is this lovely scarf, called the Brigitte Scarf.
(I love this book by-the-way. I’ve had a chance to read through it some and I just think its fantastic!)
Now mind you, I really am not much of a hair scarf kinda gal. I use to buy all kinds of headbands and things back in the day and I rarely used them. So I didn’t really want to spend money on new fabric as I wasn’t sure how much I would actually use this so I just used some left over material I had from another project. This material is a tad stiffer for this scarf than I would have liked, but it still works ok.
Also, this project starts you out with just getting familiar with the machine and learning to stitch, and I am already familiar with these things. However, I really wanted to do each project in this book in order because well…I’m kinda a nerd that way. I like doing things in the order they are designed. So instead of skipping ahead, I decided to make this scarf.
I also followed the instructions in the book and practiced stitching a little before I started to make the scarf. I found that was actually really helpful for me as I got to get more practice with curved lines, which really helped me to understand how to make that work better.
Well, it was a quick and easy project. I learned new things and I am actually really liking this scarf. Maybe I will get more use out of it than I think.
(BTW, the scarf looks a little ruffled around the back edge only because I have if folded under for these pictures. It is actually a little wider than what you see in these pictures, but I find that, with my ridiculously small size head, it just looks better narrow. So this scarf is actually a little wider which is more of the Brigitte Bardot style.)