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Applique Scarves

A warm scarf is a seasonal staple, and you can easily add a unique flair to its functionality with just a few basic embellishments. This simple technique requires little more than scraps of wool felt, embroidery thread, and a blanket stitch. 

Introduction

To create the shapes for the scarf, use our downloadable templates, or trace around a cookie cutter in the shape of your choice.

Materials

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Trace either the template or cookie-cutter shape onto the felt, and cut it out. Pin the shape in place on the scarf, and sew it on using a blanket stitch. To create a blanket stitch, first anchor your knot between the felt shape and the scarf by taking a stitch through the front of the scarf. Bring the needle to the front through the back, piercing both the felt and scarf layers, 1/8 inch to the right and 1/8 inch from the edge of the felt shape. Bring needle out to the edge, keeping the loop under the needle.

  2. Step 2

    Continue stitching, working from left to right, until the shape is sewed all around.

Reviews (26)

  • sonrisas 28 Jan, 2011

    Thanks so much . . . I'll use the templates and technique to cover a notebook where we register canasta scores . . .

  • Rosettamae1 12 Feb, 2009

    I am still having trouuble getting the templates for the Applique Scarf and I do have Adobe Reader

  • kdove 8 Feb, 2009

    Yea! Templates are fixed! Thank you MSLO customer relations for your quick response! These are so cute! Great for a gift!

  • jeanaz 6 Feb, 2009

    Thank you so much lafouine!! I did as you suggested and they all came out.

  • lafouine 5 Feb, 2009

    For scarfe appliquer go on print and press template

  • jeanaz 3 Feb, 2009

    Doesn't anyone at MSLO monitor these comments? You'd think by now they would've fixed the link to the templates. I have also been trying to contact them by e-mail but continually run into dead ends. There is nowhere to leave a message about tech problems as far as I can see - they see just a FAQ page.

  • Meesh1957 2 Feb, 2009

    10:50a.m. unable to access template page. Hello????
    Meesh

  • kdove 1 Feb, 2009

    I am also unable to access the templates!!! Help!! These look so cute! Love the CAT image!

  • mariemarie 1 Feb, 2009

    Unable to access the templates !

  • misspetel 1 Feb, 2009

    Unable to access the tamplates page :(

  • Babee 31 Jan, 2009

    Yes, I am unable to open the template. HELP ! ! ! ! ! !

  • CookieMum 31 Jan, 2009

    I also am unable to get to the templates. Hope to try again in day or two. It's a great idea for when there is no time to knit or crochet a scarf for someone.

  • CookieMum 31 Jan, 2009

    I also am unable to get to the templates. Hope to try again in day or two. It's a great idea for when there is no time to knit or crochet a scarf for someone.

  • Griffrgirl 31 Jan, 2009

    Hi everyone, another source for templets are children's coloring books. I've been doing that for years.

  • sammypuggy 31 Jan, 2009

    You miight find using the white pencil you find in the sewing section.

  • DianneMandy 30 Jan, 2009

    I agree SuziF.....can't get the templates to display.

  • lzaysoff 30 Jan, 2009

    WOW-thanks Amandaanne-those websites are great!! Never seen so many "rare breed" templates. Thanks

  • amandaanne16 30 Jan, 2009

    I like these two sites for templates, I use them for another Martha project I do. The 2nd one is all dogs, the first has a lot of templates

    http://freeapplique.com/
    http://www.stevesuniques.com/

    Enjoy

  • SuzieF 30 Jan, 2009

    I've tried reaching templates on this and another craft this morning, and can't reach them either have been trying for an hour.

  • jeanaz 30 Jan, 2009

    I can't get into the templates either, but I think using cookie cutters for templates is a great idea. I have loads of them and am going to go through them right now to choose appropriate ones for each project.

  • Anna_Marie 30 Jan, 2009

    This would also be a great instructional project for kids...to teach them a basic sewing stitch. Or these would make great teacher gifts...using scarves and felt in the school colors...personalizing the applique by using the outline of the school mascot or the initials of the school name.

  • CookieMum 30 Jan, 2009

    I also am unable to get to the templates. Hope to try again in day or two. It's a great idea for when there is no time to knit or crochet a scarf for someone.

  • winter52 30 Jan, 2009

    Yes same here I was able to print out the instructions for the scarf but it would not let get in to the template either

  • moon1960 30 Jan, 2009

    Yes, I am unable to open the template. Mona

  • judylynnturner 30 Jan, 2009

    I am unable to open the scarf template. Anyone else having this problem?

  • mandamade 12 Dec, 2007

    this is one of my favorite crafts to do. i just pick up inexpensive scarves from thrift shops and sew felt patches to them. really easy to do!