Really, my goodness, I didn't expect so many people to be interested in it.
I'm happy to share this tutorial for you on how to make one of your own!
1/2 yard of 72" Felt or Felted Wool (this measurement is to be safe... but you'll end up with some extra here for sure.)
Needle and Coordinating Thread
*optional - Fast Grab Tacky Glue or Hot Glue
*optional - Small hook and eye
Let's get started shall we?
1. Cut everything out
Start by cutting your long scarf piece.
Mine was 42" long by 4 1/2" wide. You could certainly make it longer or shorter depending on how long you like to wear your scarves. (You'll just need to adjust the number of flowers you make.)
Now, cut a scallop around the edge of your long scarf piece. (This just adds to the fullness of your flowers.)
Next, circle cutting mania.
Each flower will have 6 circles. My largest was 5" and my smallest was 2". With small declining sizes for each of the circles in between.
DO NOT spend the time cutting out perfect circles. Just cut one for size, then hold it over your fabric and cut around it.
For a 42" scarf you will need 13 flowers. So, cut out 13 of each size.
Now scallop all of the circles.
If you like deep looking petals, cut deeper scallops. If you want a subtle look, cut shallow scallops. I like a mixture of both.
2. Assemble the Flowers
Stack your 5 largest circles.
Now go back down through the stack about 1/2 inch away, on the other side of center.
Now make an X. So you'll make another stitch at one of the unused sides of center, and go back down 1/2 inch or so away from that on the other side of center.
Fold the flower in half with the gather and make another stitch directly over the one you just made. Pull very tight. Really, don't break your thread, but pull it very very tight to hold the gather in your flower.
Tie a few strong knots, but do not cut your thread.
This is how your flower will look so far.
Take your smallest circle and gather it together. You can do this a number of ways, but an easy way is to just fold it in half, then fold it in half again.
Hold it in place where you want it on the center of your flower.
Now stitch up from the bottom and grab that center piece at it's point. Secure it with at second stitch.
Pull very tight and tie a strong and secure knot.
Cut thread and your flower is complete!!
Now repeat 12 more times. :)
3. Scarf Making Time
Line up all of your flowers on your long scarf piece with the bottom layer of each flower overlapping a bit. This is what gives it the fullness. Don't be afraid to get them in there close together.
Get all 13 flowers set on just where you like them then pin only the bottom layer of each flower to the scarf.
Stitch a small, but tight circle through the bottom layer of the scarf and flower. Knot tightly. Cut the thread as you finish attaching each flower, and start new with the next flower.
Continue until all 13 are attached.
** This step is optional, but not for me. I have two 3-year-olds, so scarves (and any accessory I own) have to be tough if they're going to survive. I went around on each flower and added a bit of Fast Grab Tacky Glue to make sure they were held in place firmly. You could also use hot glue if you prefer.
** This step is also optional. I hate when scarves move all around when you're wearing them, or when they blow away in the wind.
SO, I put on the scarf, and placed a pin on each end of the scarf where I wanted them to match up. I wanted it to be one flower longer on one side.
Sew the hook on the longer side on the back of the scarf, and the eye, sort of tucked away beneath a flower, on the front of the shorter end of the scarf.
If you make one, I hope you'll send me a picture! I'd love to see the variations you all come up with!