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Serger Lace Scarf
Serger Lace Scarf

Created by: Phyllis Pearson

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Level: Beginner

Serging isn’t just for seams! You can also create elegant accents, like this spider web scarf. There are six colors of embroidery thread interwoven to create a beautifully shaded result. Select your own colors, and before you know it, you’ll have wraps for all of your favorite outfits and countless gifts for your friends.

Janome Supplies Required:

  • CoverPro 1000CP
  • Standard foot
  • CoverPro needles

Fabric and Notions Required:

  • 60” x 12” Vilene® 541 Water soluble stabilizer
  • Six spools of coordinated embroidery thread
  • One spool of contrasting embroidery thread
  • Robison-Anton Rayon threads were used for this project in the following colors:
  • Iris #2288
  • Satin White #2314
  • Lavender #2276
  • Auster (twisted) #79011
  • Tulip #2286
  • Rainbow #4cc variegated (contrast color)


  1. Thread the CoverPro 1000CP with four coordinating embroidery thread colors.
  2. Adjust the needle tensions to 4 and looper tension to 3.
  3. Use a small piece of scrap Vilene to test the colors chosen.
  4. Start stitching gentle curves the length of the Vilene down the center.

Hint: You may choose to draw a line to follow with a pencil if needed. Remember the CoverPro is meant to sew in a straight line so your curves should be gentle.

  1. Stitch to end of your first row.
  2. Bring the beginning of Vilene around to form a tube. Overlap the beginning to the end and continue to stitch your second row, as shown.

Note: There are notches on the foot to guide you to where your needles will stitch.

Hint: If tragedy strikes – the thread breaks or shreds – don’t despair. In the next sewing row, stitch over your disaster.

  1. Stitch about six rows to right of center row.
  2. Remove work from under foot.
  3. Continue in the opposite direction for another six rows. This keeps the bulk of the fabric to the left and easier to manage.
  4. Change thread colors. This could be all colors or only the lower looper color.
  5. Stitch another seven rows across the width.
  6. Remove the center needle.
  7. Change thread colors (all colors or only the lower looper).
  8. Stitch another seven rows across the width.
  9. Replace the center needle.
  10. Change colors again and take out the left needle.
  11. Continue to sew another nine rows starting at the left hand side. At this stage you could introduce your contrasting thread color in one of the needles.
  12. Change colors again.
  13. Remove the right needle leaving only the center needle – this will produce a chain stitch.

Note: Take a good look at your project. You do not want a lot of open areas which do not connect.

  1. Stitch another seven rows making sure you connect large open areas.
  2. Change colors again.
  3. Stitch another seven rows or as many as required.
  4. Check your work again. If there are no large open spaces and you are happy with the result, wash away the Vilene.
  5. Add the scarf to a bucket of tepid water. The Vilene will dissolve and the water will become sticky.
  6. Squeeze the liquid from your scarf and rinse under running water until the scarf is soft and no longer sticky. Dry in a shaded area.

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