Monday, December 17, 2012

A 10 minute Scarf & some Fabric Love

On Saturday my sister and I visited a fabric store called SAS Fabrics Superstore that I haven't frequented in years.  For the life of me, I can't figure out why.  I fell in love with fabric all over again... and again... and again.  Luckily, or unluckily depending on you point of view it is about 45 minutes from me.  But for what I got, versus what I could have spent at my local fabric store for the same thing... Totally worth the drive!  Somewhere around 80% to 95% off the normal price for most things.  I had to take pictures of my favorites, then I'll share what I made with some of what I bought.  There will definitely be more posts of what I'm making over the next week in time for Christmas.

In the mean time, let me help you fall in love with fabric all over again like I did.

 Ribbon sewn in flower patterns all over satin.  Gorgeous.  Can you imagine this as a wedding dress?

Next was ribbon sewn in waves over tule.  Love it!

There was a wedding dress in the window with this white circle fabric.  But it comes in all colors.  I think I need a  few yards of the red.  Just because!

More gorgeous fabrics!

This ruffled sheer was to die for!

The intricate dtail on this fabric was stunning!  Can you see the price?  Unbelieveable!

This was a super fun pink  tule with ribbon and sequins.

Sequin-ed camoflage anyone!  To funny!

Gorgeous.  Simply Gorgeous!

More ribbon swirls.  Notice a theme here?  I love the swirls!

I took this picture so you can see how fabulous the prices were for some amazing fabric!

A few more fabulous fabrics.

My mom loves giraffes and we took this pic for her.  I'm not sure what I'd make with it but it is super cute and Super Cheap!

This last one is just stunning.  Enough said.

So what did I buy?  Here's a preview.

I got these three to make a dress for my girl.  The sheer floral was only $1.50 a yard!  The satin was only $2.00, as was the crushed velvet.  Super-uper-de-duper Score!

Lastly was this sheer I picked up.  It was by the pound so I only paid about $5 for all of it.  I think I should get at least 6 scarves out of it.

I had to have a scarf out of the polka-dot for church and since my life is super crazy busy, I only had about 10 minutes to make it.  Plenty of time!

First cut out the strip of fabric to the width and length you want.

Get out a little votive candle and light it.
You can see the frayed edges of the fabric on the plate.  Yucky.
So all I did was hold the fabric about 1 inch above the candle at the edge of the fabric.
Steadily move the fabric to the left over the candle.
It will melt the fabric slightly and finish the edge.

Here's a close up of the fabric after going over the candle.  Simple and neat.  It won't be a straight edge and you have to keep the fabric moving so it doesn't catch on fire.  Not good.
But it's a quick and easy process and you have an instant scarf that's ready to wear!

 And done! Fabulous!

I wore it with my jean's skirt that I upcycled a little while ago and a canvas jacket.

Of course black boots and argyle tights.

 Simple.  Quick.  Fabulous!

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