It’s 50 degrees today in Michigan. WOOOHOOOO!!! Perfect weather for my new, fabulous velveteen and voile scarf.


I have a big crush on this velveteen print by Anna Maria Horner, and ordered more of it than I probably should have from Laura right after we did that velveteen giveaway back in December. It’s bad for me, those fabric giveaways. I see too much that I want. I still have dreams of making some curtains and covering some pillows in this print for our living room, just basic, to really show off the print. The problem with those ideas is that they are a little boring to execute, you know? I dread hemming rectangles, I’m afraid I’ll fall asleep at my machine. I need some little elves ala “Elves and the Shoemaker” to come and finish them up for me at night. This project is rectangles, but no hemming, whee!! Just a little handstitching at the end, I can dig that. Gives me something to do while I watch Battlestar Galactica. OH NOOOOOO! Did I just admit, to the Entire Universe, just how much of a geek I really am? I think I just did.


You might remember I made a similar scarf with linen and Liberty lawn last fall; this time I made it to AMH’s exact specifications in this post. A walking foot definitely helps keep the layers from sliding around, for sure.


A green striped shirt is probably not my first recommendation if you want to put together a fabulous look with this scarf. In fact, I would go so far as to say you should never go out of the house wearing these together. What can I say? I didn’t feel like changing just to take a couple of pictures.

I think the velveteens make a lovely scarf for spring when paired with the voile, not too warm, but still really cosy. Quick check of sponsor fabric shops: Charmstitch, Pink Castle, and Fabricworm are still carrying a number of the velveteens at the time of this writing if you’re as into these as I am.

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21 Responses to Velveteen and voile scarf

  1. Kimberly Loxtercamp says:

    Just wondering where you found the coordinating fabric? Those two pair together beautifully!

    • Rae says:

      Hi Kimberly, the voile is also from Anna Maria Horner, it’s part of her “pastry line’. I’m pretty sure Pink Castle still has it. I know a number of the other sponsors on my blog (check the sidebar) carry the AMH voiles as well, not sure if they still have this one though!

  2. Katie says:

    I made one of these last year from one of AMH’s kits, and I love it! Your color combo is awesome, even WITH the green striped shirt!

  3. Karen says:

    You probably already HAVE left the house in this.

    (I love it….blame the combo on Clementine if you feel the need)

  4. Marjie says:

    Its okay to watch Battlestar Galactica (I assume that this is with Mr. Rae in the evenings). It’s super awesome! We are currently working our way through Quantum Leap.

  5. Ani says:

    Oh man, it is 65 over here in lansing. Windy but gorgeous!

  6. CitricSugar says:

    The scarf is gorgeous. And there is nothing wrong with enjoying Battlestar Galactica. I have all the seasons on DVD and think it’s one of the best series in the last ten years, regardless of genre. Nerds of the world, unite! :-)

    Plus, it’s full of Canadian actors since it was shot in Vancouver. Like most shows with a supernatural, science fiction, or fantasy bent right now.

  7. Jill says:

    oh, how I love Battlestar Galactica. My husband has turned me on to so many wonderfully geeky things. Do you watch Doctor Who? It is our latest favorite.

    Nice scarf, too. :)

  8. angie says:

    Oh I’ve been tempted to make this scarf, now seeing it here I just may have to! It looks fabulous.

  9. fern says:

    I LOVE the scarf! I love Battlestar Galactica! And to the commenter above, I LOVE Doctor Who!!! Gosh, it’s just fantastic! All these people who watch nerdy shows and are creative and sew. Makes me smile!!!

  10. Melissa N says:

    I *really* like this, great fabric combo and looks super on, nice job ;o)

  11. amanda says:

    seriously? I just might utterly duplicate this scarf, colorway and all. it is so delicious. with making the 18×72 cuts – did you join 2 widthwise (perpendicular to the selvage) cuts together before constructing the scarf, or did you cut one long piece parallel to the selvage?

  12. kristin says:

    LOVE IT! i got a 1/4 yd cut of liberty tana lawn to make something like this, but i got it right before you posted your last one of these and i’m sure it’d turn out a little snug, so i’ve been pondering how to make it work. hmmm…..

  13. Jessie says:

    Must join in on the lovefest for Dr. Who and Battlestar! Tremendous shows!

    The scarf is lovely too!

  14. Jodi says:

    Hemming curtains really is horribly boring, but wouldn’t it be worth it to look at those lovely prints every day?

  15. Rebecca says:

    Personally, I think the stripey top and floral scarf look fab together! There’s a contrast to keep it interesting, but the colours tie in well. I would definitely go out wearing that top and scarf!

  16. Cathy Byrd says:

    Beautiful Child, Beautiful Woman, Beautiful Cloth
    Pretty as can be!

  17. Libee White says:

    Love your version!

    I made one of these too! For our tropical weather, i used but lightweight cotton from yoshiko jinzenji line instead.

  18. pave beads says:

    These are truly impressive ideas in about blogging. You have touched some pleasant points here. Any way keep up wrinting.

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