Ruffled Chiffon Scarf

Can you hear that sound?

It’s the sound of August being booted out the door.

I’m so ready for Fall.

I’m ready to wear sweaters and scarves and shoes with toes.
OK. Probably not shoes with toes. Let’s not get crazy.

And it’s still a little early to wrap up in a cute fuzzy scarf.
But being an impatient sort of person I decided to make up a scarf I could wear now.

It’s a super simple Ruffled Chiffon Scarf.

So cute huh? It really is Super Simple. :)

Here’s what you need for the scarf – it’s a wee little supply list:

  • 2 Colors of contrasting chiffon or other lightweight fabric
    (about 1/3 yd of the light fabric, a piece 4 ” x 22″ for the dark fabric)
  •  Matching Thread
  • Sewing Machine

Cut out the following pieces:
Out of the light fabric – cut a large rectangle, 7″ x 45″
and 4 small rectangles, 4″ x 11″ each
Out of the dark fabric – cut 2 small rectangles, 4″ x 11″


Hem one long side of the large rectangle.
To do this, turn under the edge 1/4″, then turn under 1/4″ again, so that the raw edge is hidden.
If you need help keeping the fabric folded as you sew, you can press the folds into place first.

 Repeat with the other side.

 Press the hems down so they lay nice.

Hem (the same way) the short sides of the small rectangles.

 Hem the bottom long edge of the small rectangles.

 To prevent the edges from fraying, zigzag stitch along the top edge of the rectangle.

 Sew a gathering stitch on the top side, 1/4″ away from the edge.
You can put your machine on the largest straight stitch and sew, leaving long ends of thread. Pull one thread on one side and the fabric will gather.
You can also lightly hold your spool of thread as you sew this stitch and the fabric will gather on it’s own.
Leave the thread ends long and adjust the gathers so that the top edge measures the width of your hemmed scarf. (about 6″)

 Repeat this process for all the small rectangles, including the contrast fabric rectangles.

 Line up the gathered side of one small rectangle with the short side of the scarf, right sides together.

Sew the two pieces together with a 1/2″ seam.

Fold the first ruffle over so that the right sides of both are showing.

Measure up from the seam 1 1/2″ and mark with a fabric marker or pins.

Place a contrasting ruffle along the marks, right sides together, so that the hemmed edge of the small rectangle points towards the body of the scarf.

Sew with a 1/2″ seam.

 Repeat these steps one more time with a light colored rectangle.

 Sew the three remaining rectangles on the opposite end of the scarf in the same pattern.

That’s it!!

You’ve made a simple lightweight scarf so you can celebrate Fall – no matter what the weather is!




  • Reply September 9, 2010


    Very pretty! This is still lightweight, so I like than you can pretty much use it all year. I’m definitely not ready for closed toe shoes and long sleeves, but a little scarf is always nice!

  • Reply September 9, 2010

    Roo {NiceGirlNotes}

    I love your mad fashion skills.

    I think we need to see a Bev headshot, though.

  • Reply September 9, 2010


    Thanks for linking it up! As you already know I ♥ it! Was over earlier gushing about your necklace.

  • Reply September 9, 2010


    Oh, it’s so pretty! My tween just took sewing lessons in the Spring and I think we could make one of these together. She just started middle school and has really gotten into clothing. I’m teaching her the ways of the thrift world and how you can dress well on very little money. I want to encourage her to make as much as she can so thanks for sharing this.

    New follower from NFF.

    ~ The Speckled Dog

  • Reply September 9, 2010


    Oh my – I’m so glad I found this. I have a goal to wear more scarves this year! Yeah!

  • Reply September 9, 2010

    Michelle L.

    This is beautiful and so elegant – would go with anything!

  • Reply September 10, 2010


    Fabulous! Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

  • Reply September 10, 2010


    great scarf and tutorial-once again!

  • Reply September 10, 2010

    Jane F @ Atticmag

    That’s such a sweet scarf — I like the multicolor best. it would really frame a simple sweater or even a coat.
    We have a Roxy bedding giveaway, $100 value and our Giveaway Friday! link up party. Please stop by. Jane F.

  • Reply September 10, 2010


    I’m not sure I have the sewing skills to pull this off, but that last photo is so CUTE that I might have to try :)

  • Reply September 11, 2010


    hi beverly– darling and chic. how do you keep coming up with these great ideas? thanks for linking up to a crafty soiree!

  • Reply September 11, 2010

    Crafty Housewife

    This scarf is adorable! I love it and will have to try it out, and maybe one for my mama as well. Thanks for sharing, I got your link from Friday Finds. Stop by and see me sometime!


  • Reply September 11, 2010


    so cute! i wear a lot of scarves so I like this idea!

  • Reply September 11, 2010


    awesome tutorial! I LOOVEE this!!

  • Reply September 13, 2010


    I love the scarf!!! I had to try it, but used knit since I didn’t have the chiffon.
    Didn’t have quite the same look…will have to get some chiffon and make one for myself!

  • Reply September 14, 2010


    darling! I need to get some chiffon fabric! your tutorials are excellent.

  • Reply September 14, 2010


    This is adorable! I love it.

  • Reply September 15, 2010


    pretty scarf! I wish fall was coming here but I fear I’ve arrived at the land of no seasons!

  • Reply September 23, 2010


    My first visit.
    You are a very talented Lady Thanks
    drop over and get on my followers
    list. I don’t have a crafts person yet..


  • Reply February 14, 2011


    sooooo love this! and i agree with the others. You are very talented indeed! :) Thank God for crafty people like you who makes life easier for non-crafty people like me :)

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