DIY Ruffled Linen Gauze Throw for Summer


Happy Monday, Friends! As the weather continues to grow warmer, I've added more sheer, light, and airy home decor. When I shared my floral inspired bedroom refresh a few weeks ago, I promised to post about my ruffled linen gauze throw for summer. If you're like me and refuse to pay full price for something with a minimal amount of sewing, check out my latest tutorial... 


DIY ruffled linen gauze summer throw


After admiring several comparable throws in stores that were out of my price range, I decided to make one myself, and you can too! I happened to have a long piece of the sheer fabric on hand that I previously used as a bed canopy. I've seen it at Walmart and Hobby Lobby. I also include links at the bottom of the post for those of you who prefer to shop online. Mine measured 64" x 118" but you can follow these directions with whatever size you prefer. Since I started with more of a blanket width than a throw, I cut my fabric in half, keeping the length. {If you want more of a blanket or you start with fabric that isn't as wide, this step can be omitted--just allow enough fabric for the ruffles.}


DIY ruffled linen gauze summer throw


I set aside the first half for the main part of the throw {32" wide} and cut the second half in four even pieces {8" wide each} for making ruffles at each end. Note: I only needed two of the four pieces for the ruffles. At this point, hem all of the raw edges by turning under a small hem and pressing them with the iron before machine stitching them. Leave the end threads long for gathering. Below is a view of one of the hemmed ruffle pieces, before it is gathered. I folded part of it over, so you can see the back side of the hem. Hemmed, the ruffles will be closer to 6" each. 


DIY ruffled linen gauze summer throw


Next, gather the top portion of the ruffle fabric by gently pulling the long threads until they gather. Pin the gathered piece right sides together to one end of the throw. Continue to ease and adjust the threads and fabric without pulling too tightly, until the ends match. Stitch one ruffle and then repeat the gathering process and stitch the other one. {If you sew often and are wondering why I hemmed the fabric that would be gathered, this fabric frays like crazy and I found this the simplest way to work with it.}  


DIY ruffled linen gauze summer throw


Here's view of the ruffle sewn to the throw. My finished throw is 32" x 118", which is a nice size for folding over a chair or sofa so it's handy when you need it. 


DIY ruffled linen gauze summer throw
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DIY ruffled linen gauze summer throw




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DIY ruffled linen gauze summer throw


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19 comments:

  1. I love this! Love the gauzy fabric and it definitely says "summer is here!".

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  2. What a great idea! I love how it romantic it looks too. Perfect for when you just need something lightweight to snuggle under.

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  3. Neat idea Cecilia ... never thought of using a gauze fabric for a throw. Love how it dresses up your chair. Also, love how you used the vintage pillowcase to cover a pillow. So pretty with the roses and the way you turned the top of the case over.
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z.

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  4. How pretty! No matter how hot it is, I still like to sleep with something over me, usually just a sheet in hot weather. This is just perfect for keeping a breeze (and bugs!) off when reading outside on a chaise which would be my use of choice!

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  5. Now that's just flat out pretty! Love it. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  6. So charming. I love ruffles and that gauzy fabric is beautiful.

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  7. I love it! You know white's my color lol Too pretty:) xo Kathleen

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    1. Thanks, Kathleen! I adore lots of white in my bedroom ;)

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  8. How beautiful! I am pinning this. I actually want to try to make one. It's so wonderfully romantic!!

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    1. Thank you, Kim! I'm really enjoying mine.

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    2. Beautiful! I wonder what I have in my stash...
      And Kim. you can do it!

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    3. Thanks, Nancy! Kim's a talented seamstress--she's got this ;)

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