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6 thoughts on “Vintage Scarf Bedspread”
This looks amazing, but I’m curious… would you just sew the scarves together? I’d be concerned about tearing with a delicate scarf.
I made this bedspread and I can tell you how to do it. The scarves are actually pretty strong. They are first trimmed so that they’re all squares of the same size. They are then serged together, first in strips and then each strip serged to the next. As the scarves are a mix of silk, acetate, lighter, heavier etc. and some “give” more than others, it’s quite tricky to get things to line up. But the silk and acetate are surprisingly strong. You just need to be sure the scarves you’re using are not weak from wear or age. If there’s a stain or hole, but we really love the scarf and want to use it, we will hand-sew a patch over any problem. When we have approx 100″ x 100″ (4×4 25″ squares) we make a backing by serging hemp panels into a matching 100 x 100 square. Putting the two sides right sides together, we join these with the serger, and then turn the spread inside out and topstitch the entire border, then add a decorative blanket stitch the whole way around. It’s actually very labour intensive, especially the first few times. The main challenge is to get the tension between scarf side and hemp side right – the scarves either pull too much or billow too much. We do occasional tacks to offset any billowing. Good luck!
Lindsay Brown/Ouno Design
I LOVE this bedspread. I’m not sure that I could actually do this project myself and I don’t have a serger, but I would be willing to give it a try. This is Beautiful! What a cool idea.
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