Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Simple Scarf Tutorial

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When I saw this pretty fabric at the store, I was trying to figure out what I could use it for. It has a linen-like texture, and is fairly light weight. It would be pretty for a summer skirt, but I didn't feel like lining it and I was worried that it would wrinkle a lot.

Then I thought I could make a pretty scarf.

It is very simple, and perfect if you want to add a little extra to an outfit. 


Light weight fabric (twice the desired width of the scarf plus 1 inch for seam allowance, I bought a half yard and had a little extra, since my scarf is about 8 inches wide)

Matching thread

 Cut the fabric to the right width (=twice final width plus 1 inch).

 Fold the fabric lengthwise, right sides together, and pin.

Stitch the fabric lengthwise with a straight stitch.

I also zigzagged outside the line I just stitched.

Turn the scarf inside out, and iron flat as pictured, with the seam in the center of the back.

I was going to cut off the selvage, so I stitched along the bottom, and was planning on fraying the fabric up to that line. Then I decided that the selvage looked already good the way it was, and never cut it off. 

So that is up to you.

The finished product...

I really like FAST and EASY projects, and this one definitely qualifies. 

It's also fun to have a quick and easy way to add some pretty prints to a plain outfit.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

If you like something a little different,
consider buying this pattern I created:

It's very pretty, and patterns for 2 different kind of flowers are included.
You can use fleece or knit fabric, and there is no need to finish edges!

You can buy the pattern HERE 

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Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [20 Apr 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Softflexgirl said...

Very cute!

niki said...

Yippee, something do do on a rainy day in spring to wear on a sunny one in summer. Love the idea!

Sweet Floweret said...

I love this!
I'm launching my first linky party next tuesday. It's for projects that cost less than $10 and take less than 20-30 minutes. Would you consider linking up with me on my first linky party endeavor? Thanks!