Fast and Fabulous Accessories

A charming dresser scarf trimmed with vintage-style ribbon is the perfect accessory for an old-time bureau.

Dresser Scarf

A charming dresser scarf trimmed with vintage-style ribbon is the perfect accessory for an old-time bureau. It's a cinch to make: sew it together if you wish, or put together with glue. Your choice. Why not do up the matching sachet as well? It's another sew or glue project. Plus, both are so much fun to do and go so quickly, you'll want to make another pair as a gift.

You'll need: One 18" square of silk (or, if you wish a rectangular scarf or one larger than 18"; be sure to re-adjust the amount of trims you need). Flower and loop ribbon trim; the flower ribbon trim will cross the corners of the scarf and the loop trim will cover the outer edge of the scarf.

Rhinestones. Iron. Scissors. Needle; thread. Fabric glue.

To make scarf:

  1. Turn under the outer edges of the silk square; iron. Hem or glue.
  2. Cut loop trim to cover outer edge of scarf; sew or glue.
  3. Cut flower trim to run across a corner, as shown, sew or glue.
  4. Repeat on opposite corner.
  5. Snip flowers from trim; sew or glue flowers on scarf and loop trim as desired.
  6. Glue rhinestones between flowers.

—Designed by Abby Damrauer

Sachet

You'll need one 16" square of silk.

Flower and loop ribbon trim. Rhinestones. Dried lavender. Iron. Scissors. Needle; thread. Fabric glue. Pinking shears.

To make sachet:

  1. Pink edges of silk.
  2. Snip flowers from trim; sew or glue flowers on silk as desired.
  3. Glue rhinestones as desired.
  4. Roll silk into a tube and glue overlapping edges. Or, turn silk inside out and sew 1/2" seam; turn.
  5. Fold under one end as the bottom; glue or topstitch.
  6. Cut floral trim for tie.
  7. Fill the bag with lavender and tie closed.

—Designed by Abby Damrauer