Contrasting Layers Scarf Tutorial
(This post is part of my Frosty Festivities 2014 Blog Event – see the beginning HERE!)
Here’s a sewing project to keep you warm this winter…
I wanted to see if I could get another project out of the material I had left:
Here’s how to put the scarf together…
Step 1: Cut a piece of stretch-woollen fabric to approx 19 x 24″. Mine has a curve in it because I followed the dress shape – I cut either side of the existing seams so I didn’t have to worry about the material unravelling:
If you don’t have existing seam like this you’ll need to finish your edges with a zig-zag stitch, or a fray-stop glue.
Step 2: Fold the material in half along the long centre line, with the right-sides facing each other. Pin together so the seams meet along the top, and sew them together:
Step 3: Turn it the right way out again. Pin the short ends together and sew a zig-zag stitch along them to stop the material fraying. This gave my scarf a ruffled edge:
It looked quite pretty, so if my material had been long enough I could have left it like that. Unfortunately it was only 9 x 23″, which doesn’t make a very long scarf:
Step 4: To elongate your scarf, cut four 12 x 12″ squares of material, two each of contrasting colours:
Step 5: Sew a zig-zag stitch all around the outside borders of these, to stop it fraying (or use a fray-stop glue):
Step 6: Sew the floral squares 6″ down on the geometric squares, so the floral bit is at the back of the geometric bit:
Step 7: Sew a loose running stitch along the top edge of the geometric material, and gather it, so the top edge of this is the same length as the end of the woollen scarf piece:
Step 8: Sew the geometric pieces to both ends of the woollen piece. Then your scarf is finished:
Wear it on winter days!
Use contrasting patterns next to each other (eg geometric and floral)
Ruffle something up
Make a project longer, eg create a double-page layout or make a card taller with an add-on piece
Do you have a selection of long scarves to keep you warm in the winter?
I’ll see you again in 60 minutes!