Sunday, March 3, 2013

Skinny Charm Scarf

The Skinny on my  Charm Square Scarf

Last night, I made my March Across The Pond Sew Along project. 
                          It is the Charm Square Scarf . (Amanda's pick this month.)

From Moda Bake Shop    Trish's charm square scarf

Trish , of Notes of Sincerity,  made this pattern, and it was featured as a recipe in  the Moda Bake Shop.  (go over there to see all of the free patterns for projects!)

Amanda,  The Patchsmith,   and Amy ,  Amy Made That!, and I  have  each made our own charms scarf.
Amanda's charm square scarf     
I decided to make my scarf a little narrower. ( I have always liked my knit scarves skinny and long.)
I followed the pattern for the most part.  
I did adapt the width of my scarf,  by cutting  the charms in half. Therefore,  each charm was now  2 1/2 inch wide x 5 inches tall  for my scarf.

I sewed two together for each row , making the width a total of 4 1/2 inches now.  (The original pattern calls for 9 1/2 inches.)
After I figured out the new dimensions of the scarf, I just had to choose my fabrics.
I wanted the colors to be light and spring-like, and I love pink and yellow! 
I dug around in my stash,  and found the perfect thing to use.
My sister, Amy, had given  me some charm packs called Spring Pastel.  (It didn't say what company made them.) I have saved them for "just the right project."    I then  used  some Moda-  Lucy's Crab Shack  Daisies Blossom Pink  for my backing fabric.  (I didn't want to use flannel, like the pattern calls for.)

'Turning out' the narrow scarf was not difficult using the dowel rod.
My scarf is now ' rectangles' of pastel blocks

My skinny charm scarf with my cream colored coat

My scarf can be worn this way 
Or.... worn this way !
I think I'll wear it this way when I go to the next quilt show!

Hey, join us in making  a charm scarf,   and upload a picture to our flickr group !  There are some pretty scarves in there already.   These make a cute gift... and you can actually make 2 scarves with one charm pack  when you half the charms , like I did!  

Come back at the end of the week to see my giveaway in the

I'm off to my sewing room!


  1. I like your scarf - well done! :)

  2. Love it Susie. It looks super on that skinny model in the white jumper too. Nicely done.

  3. I love the skinny scarf. I think that is the size I will make. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I love your scarf, thank you for the tutorial, the links,
    and the inspiration. New follower here, I really love your blog!
    Marisa from

  5. I love your scarf Susie! I like that it's skinnier too :) I think I will be doing the same... just ordered some charms. Thank you for sharing and the inspiration.

  6. I am so in love with this scarf!! And who is that model? Is it someone I've seen on the cover of Vogue? :)

  7. Love, Love, LOVE it! and your play on words...skinny on the skinny scarf.

  8. Your scarf is absolutely adorable!! I posted your
    finish, linking back to your blog this morning. :o)
    Have a lovely day. Sincerely, Trish xo
    ps. I love your coat and scarf combo!


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