I am sure that you have seen beautiful felt flower scarfs popping up all over blog land. I have seen them for awhile but couldn't quite figure out how to make one. That is until Amy at Watch Me Daddy posted a wonderful step by step tutorial WITH PICTURES!
She made it look so easy that of course I couldn't wait to make one of my own. But I did do mine just a little bit different, because that's what I do!
The thought of cutting all of those circles out by hand made me spin, so...
I cheated. Hey, that's what I am good at!
I used 2 different Sizzix Big Shot dies to cut my flowers. That way they were more uniform and much easier to cut. I used the Bigz Island Flower and the Bigz L Fun Flowers. Both of these dies are Stampin' Up Exclusives but if you are interested in them please let me know and I can get you set up with a demo (not me, but a good friend of mine).
After my flowers were all cut out I assembled them exactly as Amy instructed and I ended up with this beautiful pile of flowers.
For the base of the scarf I cut a strip of felt about 2 1/2 inches wide and 38 inches long. I ended up using 17 flowers. I sewed each flower onto the strip of felt by hand. Then I rounded and trimmed the ends so the flowers would blend in more and Wallah!
I really love how it turned out and I get compliments on it every time I wear it. I like that it isn't big or bulky so I don't mind wearing it all day.