Christmas Mantel Scarf

Document Sample
Christmas Mantel Scarf Powered By Docstoc
					Christmas Mantel Scarf


                                           Christmas Mantel Scarf

                                                                                Santa will know that you have
                                                                                been extra good this year
                                                                                when he sees this super
                                                                                sweet mantel scarf over the
                                                                                fireplace.

                                                                                Guests will love it too,
                                                                                because it practically shouts
                                                                                out that it's a Holly Jolly
                                                                                Christmas! And, it will have
                                                                                your whole family grinning
                                                                                from ear to ear.




                                                                                Supplies needed:

                                                                                    ●   2 yards each of outer
                                                                                        and lining fabric. If
                                                                                        your mantel is more
                                                                                        than 70 inches long,
                                                                                        you will need more.
                                                                                    ●   1 package each of
                                                                                        medium-size red and
                                                                                        green rickrack trim
                                                                                    ●   Five pompoms, 1 1/2
                                                                                        inch size
                                                                                    ●   2 yards of 1/8 inch
                                                                                        wide ribbon and a
                                                                                        hand needle with a
                                                                                        large eye




                                                                            1

file:///F|/Source/ELProjects/html/PR1200.html (1 of 6) [10/8/2010 2:51:42 PM]
Christmas Mantel Scarf



         Designs Used:
         Elf with Stack of Gifts - Lg
         Have a Holly Jolly Christmas - Lg
         Santa in Sleigh - Lg
         Peppermint Mill - Lg
         Toy Factory - Lg

         These designs are available in the following design pack:
         A North Pole Village Design Pack - Lg

         Measurements:
         Measure the length and depth of the mantel shelf. Mine measured 66 inches long by 8
         inches deep.

         I divided my length measurement by three, which equals 22 inches. This will be the
         finished width at the top of each front-facing triangle. The top width of the side-facing
         triangles will be the same as the depth of the shelf -- 8 inches. The length of each
         triangle is 12 inches from the edge of the shelf. To each triangle measurement, I added
         one inch for seam allowances.




                                                                                Instructions:

                                                                                Cut out the shelf topper
                                                                                piece. I used the
                                                                                measurements of the shelf
                                                                                (66" by 8") and added one
                                                                                inch for seam allowances,
                                                                                which made it 67 inches by 9
                                                                                inches.




                                                                            2

file:///F|/Source/ELProjects/html/PR1200.html (2 of 6) [10/8/2010 2:51:42 PM]
Christmas Mantel Scarf




                                                                                On the remaining fabric, mark
                                                                                out the triangles that will hang
                                                                                from the front of the mantel
                                                                                shelf. Adding an inch for
                                                                                seam allowances, mine were
                                                                                23 inches wide at the top and
                                                                                13 inches tall.

                                                                                I marked out three triangles,
                                                                                then embroidered the North
                                                                                Pole village designs in the
                                                                                center of each triangle. If your
                                                                                mantel is longer or shorter
                                                                                than 66 inches, you will need
                                                                                to adjust the size of the
                                                                                triangles that you use.




                                                                                Mark out the side triangles.
                                                                                Again, adding seam
                                                                                allowances, mine were 9
                                                                                inches wide at the top by 13
                                                                                inches deep. Embroider the
                                                                                elf designs in the center of
                                                                                these triangles.




                                                                                Cut out the embroidered
                                                                                triangles from the plain
                                                                                fabric. Use these pieces as
                                                                                patterns to cut out their mates
                                                                                from the lining fabric. Don't
                                                                                forget to cut a mate for the
                                                                                rectangular shelf piece.




                                                                            3

file:///F|/Source/ELProjects/html/PR1200.html (3 of 6) [10/8/2010 2:51:42 PM]
Christmas Mantel Scarf


                                                                                Prepare the pompoms:
                                                                                Thread the hand needle with
                                                                                the narrow ribbon and put the
                                                                                needle through the center of
                                                                                the pompom at the densest
                                                                                area. Pull the ribbon through
                                                                                the pompom until you have
                                                                                about 5 Inches of ribbon
                                                                                between the end of the ribbon
                                                                                and the pompom. Cut the
                                                                                ribbon off so that there is 5
                                                                                inches of ribbon on either side
                                                                                of the pompom. Repeat for all
                                                                                five pompoms. Tie the ends
                                                                                of the ribbons together on
                                                                                each pompom.



                                                                                Place each embroidered
                                                                                triangle right sides together
                                                                                with its lining
                                                                                counterpart. Stitch the
                                                                                triangles together using a 1/2-
                                                                                inch seam allowance along
                                                                                the 2 sides. At the point of
                                                                                each triangle, insert the tied
                                                                                ribbon end of a pompom into
                                                                                the stitching line and between
                                                                                the layers of fabric. The knot
                                                                                should be in the seam
                                                                                allowance area.




                                                                                After the triangles are
                                                                                stitched, turn them right side
                                                                                out, and stitch rickrack trim
                                                                                along the edges of each side
                                                                                of the triangles. I used red on
                                                                                the center front triangle and
                                                                                on the side triangles, and I
                                                                                used green on the left and
                                                                                right front-facing triangles.



                                                                            4

file:///F|/Source/ELProjects/html/PR1200.html (4 of 6) [10/8/2010 2:51:42 PM]
Christmas Mantel Scarf




                                                                                Lay out the plain shelf
                                                                                rectangle with the right side
                                                                                up. Place each triangle in
                                                                                place on the sides and along
                                                                                the front edge of the shelf
                                                                                piece.

                                                                                Stitch the triangles into place
                                                                                along the edges using a 1/2-
                                                                                inch seam allowance.



                                                                                Lay out the purple shelf piece
                                                                                as you did in the last step,
                                                                                with the triangles laying
                                                                                towards the center of the
                                                                                shelf piece.

                                                                                Lay the shelf lining piece over
                                                                                the top of the triangles. Stitch
                                                                                the lining to the shelf piece
                                                                                along the front and sides
                                                                                (these are the sides that the
                                                                                triangles are attached to).




                                                                                Turn the mantel scarf right
                                                                                side out, and turn the seam
                                                                                allowances along the back of
                                                                                the shelf pieces to the inside.
                                                                                Pin and edge stitch into place
                                                                                along the back of the shelf
                                                                                piece. Press, and you're
                                                                                done!

                                                                                Oh, what fun it is to deck out
                                                                                your fireplace mantel for the
                                                                                holidays with this extra
                                                                                special mantel scarf.


                                                                            5

file:///F|/Source/ELProjects/html/PR1200.html (5 of 6) [10/8/2010 2:51:42 PM]
Christmas Mantel Scarf




         Click here for a printable version of these project instructions.

         You'll need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. If you don't
         have it, you can download a free copy by clicking on the icon below.




                                                                            6

file:///F|/Source/ELProjects/html/PR1200.html (6 of 6) [10/8/2010 2:51:42 PM]

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Shared By:
Categories:
Tags:
Stats:
views:4
posted:8/17/2011
language:English
pages:6