Nora's Chenille Scarves 

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In the past four years I've sewn over 60 chenille scarves.  They are created from five layers of flannel fabrics sewn on the bias.  If you'd like to try making one, complete directions can be printed from this file -- Chenille Scarf Directions.pdf.  The pictures below illustrate the basic process identified in the printed instructions. NLF

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1. Fold cut edge along salvage to create a triangle.  The folded edge is the bias.

 2. Cut a strip 7 inches wide from fold, then cut fold. Continue cutting 7 inch wide bias strips.

3. Use longest strip for center, then layer two strips on each side of center making five layers.

4.  Small pieces can be overlapped to form top two layers.


5. Trim edges and ends.

6.  Sew 1/2 inch channels down length of scarf.

7.  Cut evenly between each row of stitching through top two layers only. Flip scarf over and repeat cutting process. DO NOT CUT THROUGH MIDDLE LAYER. 

8.  Completed Scarves. Launder in washing machine and dry in dryer to create chenille effect.

The final scarves are shown here by our resident model.