Hollywood Scarf from “Just For You” + Giveaway!

Hello! In the spirit of Craft Book Month, I’m here today to show off a recent finish from the lovely sewing book from some of my favorite bloggers.

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The book is “Just for You: Selfish Sewing Projects from Your Favorite Sew Can She Bloggers: 24 Simply Stylish Projects” by Caroline Fairbanks-Critchfield and Sarah Markos (Stash Books). If you haven’t seen this book, it’s a beautiful collection of sewing projects that you can make for YOU! There are clothing patterns and accessory projects including tops, skirts, bags and more. Each project comes with tutorial-style photos and pattern pieces so you can easily follow along and treat yo’ self!


The project I made is the “Hollywood Scarf” by Venus Perez of the blog Suburbia Soup. (Lots of great contributors to this book!) The original project was designed in pretty Anna Maria Horner rayon, but I chose some coordinating AMH voile prints from my stash. The scarf is assembled with a pretty hood that is attached in a really clever way. This makes the whole project reversible, so you can pick two totally different prints. I love how the outer hood is designed to feature both fabrics.


The lovely model in these photos is Ella, my friend Veronica’s daughter. Let me tell you… this girl is a pro! She frequently poses for Veronica’s blog, sewVery, and I’m a little jealous of the awesome handmade wardrobe she’s collected over the years. :)


Let’s say you’re not feeling the hood one day. No problem! Just flip it down and toss the scarf around your shoulders for a more simple look. If the wind picks up, you can pull the hood up to save yourself from that windblown look. Each section of the hood and scarf are topstitched, which gives this project a nice finish that will hold up well as you wash and wear it.


From cutting out the pattern pieces to sewing up the last stitch, I think this project came together in less than 2 hours. I appreciate that the projects in “Just For You” are quick to sew, because it’s easier to carve out that time to sew something for yourself if you know you can finish it in the same day.

I had the pleasure of meeting the “Just For You” authors, Caroline and Sarah, at a quilting event a little over a year ago, and they are just lovely. They are hosting a sew along all this year with the book where everyone wins!

Just For Your Sewlebrity Sew Along

Thank you Caroline and Sarah for inviting me to be part of the Sewlebrity Sewalong!
Join in and enter your project
and you might be featured at SewCanShe!


Enter the giveaway to win a copy of “Just For You” by commenting on this post with something you like to do for yourself, when you get a little bit of free time. :) One winner will be chosen at random a week from the date of this post. (U.S. winner will receive a hard copy and non-U.S. winner an eBook.)

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  85 comments for “Hollywood Scarf from “Just For You” + Giveaway!

  1. DebbieKL
    February 11, 2015 at 7:14 am

    I like to practice yoga in my free time. Or tackle a new sewing project!

  2. Chelle Chapman
    February 11, 2015 at 7:25 am

    I LOVE this hooded scarf & have always wanted one. This would be the FIRST project IF I won. If not, I WILL have to go purchase this wonder-filled book!!!

  3. connie
    February 11, 2015 at 7:58 am

    I have raised 6 children and now have 5 grandchildren, oh and by the way I still have an 11 and 15 year old home 😮 , so when I get any time to myself I just sit and listen to the sound of silence.

  4. Beth
    February 11, 2015 at 8:33 am

    When my health permits and I can do something just for myself, I go and sew :) just the smell of my sewing room makes me happy!

  5. Dawn
    February 11, 2015 at 9:38 am

    I like to make a cup of tea and pick up my crochet.

  6. Phyllis
    February 11, 2015 at 9:48 am

    Weather permitting, I like to relax on the porch & just listen to nature & watch the kitties play. We live in the country, so I have that luxury.

  7. Angelia L.
    February 11, 2015 at 10:10 am

    When I have a little free time I really enjoy sewing and doing handwork…cross stitch, English Paper Piecing, crochet and applique. If I’m not feeling very creative at the time I really enjoy reading a good book. I really love the Hollywood Scarf and I would love to make one for my mother. Thank you!

  8. CFran
    February 11, 2015 at 10:10 am

    Love the Hooded Scarf. I’ve been looking for patterns to make something like this for the last week. Sometimes earmuffs aren’t enough and I don’t like tight hats on my head. Great opportunity! Thank you.

  9. Monty
    February 11, 2015 at 10:11 am

    Love the look of this wonderful scarf… and the model is darling, too!

  10. Jamie
    February 11, 2015 at 10:19 am

    I like to watch movies on Netflix and do handwork / quilt binding when I gave a free “me” moment!

  11. Cindi
    February 11, 2015 at 10:21 am

    In my free time I love to work on a quilt. So many ideas and so little time…

  12. Ellice
    February 11, 2015 at 10:33 am

    Hi, in my free time I love a good cup of tea and a good sewing or felting book and maybe some people watching!

  13. Karen McClung
    February 11, 2015 at 10:34 am

    I like to relax by quilting. I love to make new things!!!

  14. Pam
    February 11, 2015 at 10:45 am

    Something I like to do for myself when I get time? SEW!! But when I get just that 1/2 hour or so, I grab my favorite sewing magazine or latest sewing book and jump in a luscious bubble bath to dream of projects not yet begun :) I would love to win this……I’ll have some special bubbles waiting :)

  15. Tina
    February 11, 2015 at 10:58 am

    How sweet! I love the Hollywood scarf. I have the perfect little girl and her mother in mind for a matching pair of scarfs. My husband is in the process of turning our garage into my sewing room. When it is completed… oh heaven.

  16. Cixky
    February 11, 2015 at 11:21 am

    I love to make a nice dress for my self but that dosent happen very often with my grand babies around I just love to make great things for them

  17. Hollias
    February 11, 2015 at 11:29 am

    I have a 2 month old, so when I get 5 minutes to myself :) I like to design and attempt to sew clothes for her with my mother!

  18. Sally Dixon
    February 11, 2015 at 11:31 am

    I love to quilt and read.

  19. Cátia Ferreira
    February 11, 2015 at 11:46 am

    Right now i would give almost everything to be abble to take five minutes to be quiet, with myslef. To sit in a confortable chair, listen to some good music through my headphones and relax, look at the grass growing, the birds singing, to see the small things that show us the time is passing because right now the time is passing so quickly but I don’t have time to see it. Let’s hope 2015 will be better!!!!

  20. Robin H
    February 11, 2015 at 11:58 am

    I love to be able to go and walk the aisles of craft and sewing stores. Oh, the creative juices just get flowing. If only I had time to do it ALL!

  21. Marjory W
    February 11, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    I watch the Tennis Channel, or any tennis that is being broadcast, and knit at the same time.

  22. Stephanie Halland
    February 11, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    i like to watch Dr. Who when no one is home (no one else likes it at my house)

  23. Donna
    February 11, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    I love to curl up with some good Christian music on the radio and a good Love Inspired book in my hands. It’s my favourite time of day.

  24. karen
    February 11, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    I like to start the morning with some home-made chai when I have the time. If I’m blessed with more than that, I sew!

  25. February 11, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    When I do get time to myself (which seems less and less these days) I love to ride my horse through the fields on our farm. To watch the rabbits scurrying across the track, to see kangaroos amongst the bushes and the magpies and cockatoos flying here and there. I love to see the lambs and calves playing close to their mothers. The sounds and sights that mother nature offers us bring peace to my heart and soul.

  26. Hannah
    February 11, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    I go for a run!

  27. kathy e.
    February 11, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    When I get some free time, I will head up to my sewing room to work on some project that’s been put the side, or I’ll pick up a book that I want to read. Often times, that book doesn’t get finished either! I need more free time!

  28. Tonia Jeffery
    February 11, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    I like reading, naps and sewing.

  29. Sarah J.
    February 11, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    I like to sew or read, or sometimes- just sometimes- sit and relax and enjoy the quiet (I have 2 little so this is VERY rare!). This book looks like fun- love a few of the bags I’ve seen from it.

  30. Dawn J
    February 11, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    I just like to do any sewing when I have free time.

  31. Diane
    February 11, 2015 at 11:23 pm

    Cute scarf! I like to sew and do yoga when I take time for myself.

  32. February 12, 2015 at 2:18 am

    I am fascinate with this Hollywood Scarf . It lucks like easy to sew.
    If I would have some time for me, I would sew and sew, and then I would read and then I would walk in the nature with my husband. And much more ….. I would travel to the see.

  33. Chris
    February 12, 2015 at 2:19 am

    I love the scarf. I want to buy a keyboard and learn to play some music.

  34. Xembra
    February 12, 2015 at 5:31 am

    Cuddle with my 3 year old. ♡

  35. Beth T.
    February 12, 2015 at 6:29 am

    I love to quilt, or settle in with a British mystery novel when I have the house to myself.

  36. sameeha
    February 12, 2015 at 6:48 am

    I would sew up something for me

  37. Tina B
    February 12, 2015 at 7:35 am

    I love to be in my sewing room working on quilts or any other project, especially if I have had a bad day.

  38. February 12, 2015 at 8:00 am

    Love the scarf. I love creating which includes sewing, dyeing and teaching. Thanks for the giveaway.

  39. February 12, 2015 at 8:01 am

    I like to sew, it is my free time! I read sewing books! Would love to make some of the projects in this book!

  40. Nancy Hilderbrand
    February 12, 2015 at 8:15 am

    Am still trying to finish my first quilt which I started in 2005.

  41. Jenn
    February 12, 2015 at 8:48 am

    I take a nap!

  42. Kellie stines
    February 12, 2015 at 9:00 am

    I take a book to the coffee shop – enjoy a mocha & time enjoying my favorite authors!

  43. Crystal B.
    February 12, 2015 at 9:10 am

    I love to take a bubble bath and have a little glass of wine! :)

  44. Melissa Calderon
    February 12, 2015 at 9:32 am

    I would love to make some tops for myself and would love to make some things for my children as well.

  45. Patti
    February 12, 2015 at 9:50 am

    Maybe once a year I try to find a little time to make myself a new bag!

  46. Sandy
    February 12, 2015 at 9:56 am

    When I have a little free time I like to knit or read a novel.

  47. ms Sam Nicholson
    February 12, 2015 at 10:32 am

    I just started sewing after I retired. This would be a great pattern to try!! Would LOVE to win this book!!

  48. Z
    February 12, 2015 at 11:58 am

    I love this scarf. I’d make one for my mother, who lives in Europe, she could really use it when going home from the bakery in the middle of the night. I myself love scarfs but can’t really use them in Texas, it’s just waaay too hot here.
    As for me time, I love to catch up on reading or learning to sew when I have a little time away from my twin toddlers. Doesn’t happen often enough.

  49. Ellee
    February 12, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    Whenever I get a little spare time, you will find me in my sewing studio — there are always several projects in progress.

  50. marie
    February 12, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    Love the hooded scarf. I’m always looking for quick projects to sew for my friends.

  51. Valeria
    February 12, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    Love the scarf, been looking for a pattern like this, was going to crochet one but I really like this one.

  52. Fernanda F. Godke
    February 12, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    I would Love to make a skirt for me!

  53. Judy Allen
    February 12, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    Great scarf!!

  54. February 12, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    I would like to make myself a Washi Dress or two…I bought the pattern and fabric enough for 2 dresses…ahem…last Spring…but never got around to making it!!!
    Quilty Huggs,
    Jacqueline in Pitt Meadows
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  55. Lee
    February 13, 2015 at 6:03 am

    When I get extra time I love to read! thank you!

  56. February 13, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    Aside from sewing, I really like to paint my nails. :)

  57. LadyD
    February 14, 2015 at 12:14 am

    There are so many things I like to do for myself, I couldn’t begin to list them all, so I’ll just pick a couple at random. I love sewing wearables and accessories, hat, handbag, skirt, blouse, etc. And I love to lose myself in a good book. Speaking of books… if I win Just for You, this scarf is one of the first projects I’d attempt.

  58. Cynthia T
    February 14, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    I love to sew bags just for me. I just finished a huge quilt (Amish With A Twist) and several people have asked, “Who gets this?” I feel awkward when I reply, “Me!”.

  59. Rozina Dee
    February 14, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    I have an eight month old so free time is a bit scarce, but if I get any it’s split between sewing and soaking in the bathtub. Gorgeous scarf!

  60. Tamara
    February 14, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    Love the scarf! :o) I love to sew and shop with my best buddy!

  61. February 14, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    I love to make a cup of tea and sit on my porch and read a good book.

  62. Tamara
    February 14, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    Love the scarf! I love to sew and shop with my best buddy!

  63. Jen B
    February 14, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    As a treat to myself I love to take a hot shower, for as long as the water stays hot!

  64. February 14, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    I love that Hollywood Scarf! I kinda want one for me! What would I do for myself?! I’ve been wanting to make myself a quilt…boring…but I really do!

  65. KaveriHN
    February 14, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    I would like to sew fabric baskets and kids bags when I get free time for my twins……

  66. Kelly O.
    February 14, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    I love a nice pedicure! It doesn’t happen often but it’s a lovely treat!

  67. Brie
    February 14, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    I love to sew and crochet and craft in my free time

  68. Melissa G.
    February 14, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    I love to spend free time doing hand work — embroidery or quilting. Now that my son has gone off to university, I actually have free time!

  69. Lizzie
    February 14, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    I love to take photos with my free time. Even if it is 15 minutes, it is lovely and a completely different kind of creating than sewing, which I also love.

  70. Karen A
    February 14, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    I enjoy baking special treats for my family when I have extra time.

  71. Jenniffer
    February 14, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    When I get time for myself I like to immerse my self in my sewing room

  72. Marcia R
    February 14, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    Love the Hollywood scarf! In my free time I love to get together with girlfriends to sew. Of course.

  73. Karen Seitz
    February 14, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    I like to sit and do some handwork, usually embroidery, but sometimes stitching down a binding or replacing buttons.

  74. NancyMyers
    February 14, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    I get a cup of tea and sit with my feet up while I sip.

  75. Marilyn S
    February 14, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    i love to sew simple projects for myself. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  76. Debbie White
    February 14, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    I would enjoy a fresh cup gourmet coffee along with hook and yarn to work on an Afghan. This would be a nice way to spend some me time.

  77. Garilyn
    February 14, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    I like to sew for myself in my free time. I sew a lot for others and it’s nice when I can sew for me.

  78. Pauline
    February 15, 2015 at 3:17 am

    I love sewing and handsewing most of all and so I would do some embroidery, or make a Christmas decoration with beads and sequins, or a felt finger puppet – something like that in my free time. I would dearly love to win this fabulous book.

  79. elsa
    February 15, 2015 at 9:22 am

    When I get a moment, I love to go to the park near my home and read. Get to be in the fresh air and do something I love!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  80. Lexie pep
    February 16, 2015 at 8:24 am

    I don’t often sew for myself but I do makes key fob for myself now and then. I do make time to see little things for my 2 children who are 8 & 3
    My daughter gets cod easily I’d love to make us each a hooded scarf :)

  81. Tammy Lynn
    February 16, 2015 at 11:39 am

    I’d love to have a spa day in my extra time, or maybe a spa week :)

  82. Susan Paxton
    February 16, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    When I get some time to myself I sit down at my sewing machine and create something, either a gift for someone or for myself. I usually try to sew a few hours every day.

  83. Jacklynn Grimm
    February 17, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win this awesome book! In my free time, when I’m not sewing is watching movies with my husband. Especially this time of year before the Oscars. jacklynnsteven at netzero dot com

  84. Claire Ross
    February 18, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    I enjoy jogging and cross stitching x

  85. Nan
    February 26, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    One thing I like to do that makes me happy is to work on projects for my grand-daughter, she loves to dress up!

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