I made this flannel argyle scarf as a Christmas present for my best friend. I followed a free tutorial which has now become a not-so-free pattern. It was super easy to make, though. Especially with my newly discovered AMAZING trick for ruffling/gathering. I was able to ruffle all of the strips for this scarf in about 15 minutes. Here’s how:
Simple Ruffling Trick:
To create a ruffle with your machine, set your machine’s tension to the highest number that it will go to and set your machine’s stitch length to the longest possible stitch. Sew your strips (or whatever needs to be gathered), and the imbalance between the tension and stitch length will cause the strips to ruffle up simply by sewing them!
Here’s to happy, simple gathering!