A tutorial for a cowl/infinity scarf with a pom pom trim caught my eye on The Daily Stitch blog some time back (can hardly believe it was back in late 2014!). I was smitten with the tutorial scarf and bought the necessary fabrics. Infinity scarves are great. They stay put and are super easy to make – or so I thought.
Cutting out the fabric pieces was fine. It was only when it came to attaching the pom pom trim that I ran into trouble. My sewing machine and the pom pom trim did not get on. Not at all. Instead of a nice, straight seam, I found that I had uneven and skipped stitches. I tried the usual suspects – new needle, re-threading, checking tension – all to no avail. And so the half finished scarf was put to one side and there it languished for over a year.
Well, the scarf is languishing no more, all thanks to this sewing foot.
Yes, it is a piping foot – or as mine is known – a single welt cord foot. Originally I had bought this foot for sewing piping on cushions. However that little grove on the back also helps hold and guide the pom pom trim as it is sewn and makes a neat, even seam.
Here is the finished scarf made in Cotton and Steel fabric and lined with Cambridge lawn in a bright peachy apricot. Doesn’t it look great?
Now that I have cracked sewing the pom pom trim, I’ll be whipping up more of these fab accessories. Because we all know you can never have too many scarves…