Monday, June 6, 2011

Ruffle Linen Bed Scarf

As promised here is a little more on the linen bed scarf...

it started out as just a piece of fabric

waiting to be turned into something beautiful

linen and ruffles is amongst some of my favorite things

i'm not an expert on sewing and didn't have a pattern or any directions, just a picture from French Larkspurs post. You can find the post here.
I'm sorry I didn't photograph my entire process to give you a proper tutorial but I hope you find my directions helpful. i also hope you feel inspired to make your own!

When i bought the fabric it was already 48" wide which was perfect size for a twin bed scarf.
1. i cut out a square 48" by 48" out of my 3 yards of fabric.
2. With the remaining fabric i cut 8 6" wide strips to make ruffles
3. Then i put my sewing machine stitches to as wide as possible and sewed my 6" strips straight across leaving 4" of thread on both sides.
4. Once you have done that you can gently start pulling on one of your 4" strings to make ruffles. Taking turns of tugging on both sides of the strings and having my ruffles meet in the middle i found worked best. You can adjust the ruffles to how ruffly you want them.
5. After i finished my 8 strips of ruffles i pinned them on all the way around my 48" by 48" linen square and sewed it on.

That was it!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend of dreaming, creating and being inspired!

until next time,


i'm linking with..
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia- Tuesday's Treasure
The Shabby Nest- Frugal Friday
My Romantic Home- Show and Tell Friday
Freckled Laundry- Air Your Laundry Friday
Funky Junk Interiors- Saturday Nite Special
Savvy Southern Style- Wow Us Wednesday
French Country Cottage- Feather Nest Friday


  1. So beautiful, there is something very lovely about linen x

  2. Very nice! I love linen and ruffles too.

  3. Oh Cheryl,
    Your photos are so beautiful!!! I love the linen bed scarf you made, I need to practice my ruffle making, thanks for the help!
    Hope you have a beautiful day, and can I just say that view is spectacular!!

  4. I love it~ It turned out so pretty! ;) Hugs,Rachel

  5. Love it all!
    Your sewing skills are beautiful!! :)

    Deborah xo

  6. Linen + ruffles = yumminess! Amazing job on the throw girlie :)
    I sooo wish I could sew :( I can put a button back on a shirt or shorts - does that count?!

    Oh, I cant forget to mention that your peonies and your backyard view is absolutely gorgeous!!

  7. Fabulous! thanks for the tutorial - my sewing skills aren't great but I may actually attempt this. :O)

  8. Your tablecloth is beautiful. You certainly did a nice job!

  9. I sooo wish i could sew, it just kills me that I can't!

  10. So precious! Is that your girl's bed?! Jealous ;)


  11. Oh my, that turned out wonderful. It's sooo pretty! I haven't gotten very far on my sewing project yet :(

  12. Pretty, pretty, pretty! I love it! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Hi
    I do love linen and so great with the rough edges:)
    thaks for your lovely word.
    have a great weekend!

  14. Cheryl, it's gorgeous! I wish I could sew , I would make ruffles all day long...
    Well done sweetie!

  15. Such a gorgeous bed scarf and love your photos! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

  16. Love linen too! So beautiful!!


  17. Hi Cheryl,

    Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving me such a sweet comment! I relly like your blog and am now a follower.


  18. Coming by to say hello from Feathered Nest Friday! Gorgeous linens! xoxo, tracie

  19. I just found your blog because of my love for ruffles too - I'm you're newest follower :) Love everything about your site already! It's so pretty!
    Star Hughes Living

  20. hey thanks for sharing this.You illustrated how to create those beautiful ruffles in a very simple and lay man's terms :).Linen fibres have virtually no elasticity. Linen therefore creases heavily and also beautifies the ruffles.

  21. This is gorgeous!!! You did a great job on it! Your room looks so beautiful! I'm your newest follower.
    I'm having a vintage rose giveaway if you want to check it out.
    Have a great week!
    ~ Julie

  22. Hi there~ just stopping back to let you know I am sharing this at FNF's party this week! :)