7 scarves for 7 days! I started sewing my first scarf yesterday & only thought I would make 2-3, I ended up making 7!!! The pattern that I made was so quick & easy that I just kept going!! Once you start pinning, a scarf can be completed in around 15-20 minutes!!! I have so many beautiful pieces of fabrics in my stash that I have brought over the years but could not decide what to do with them. So I turned them into scarves!!! The first 4 in the above picture are made from sheer Italian silk blends so they so soft & luxurious. The next 2 are made from beautiful stretch lace. The last scarf is made from 100% cotton. It shows that you can use any material to make these scarves. I am going to make some more in stretch jersey next. I think I have found a new addiction!! I have always loved scarves but I do find that the woolly ones can become itchy & pick up fluff, pet hair, etc.
I made the simple pattern by joining 2 pieces of the local newspaper together.
The newspaper pattern measures 115cm long so you can use it across the length of the material. You need 2 pieces of fabric & sew 2 of the short ends together to make one long piece. I did not even use the overlocker as some of the material I used was see through so I did not want bulky seams. Fold the material in half length ways as in the diagram below.
Sew along the 3 open side but make sure you leave a gap (as shown in the diagram) so that you can use the gap to pull the material out the right way. Then once you have turned the scarf in the right way, close the gap up with a small straight stitch.
Your scarf is then finished!!! Very simple & easy but very beautiful. It is a quick way to update your winter wardrobe & add a splash of colour. I find that black & denim jackets are timeless & a staple in my wardrobe. It is how you add accessories that bring them into fashion.
Now I have a scarf for every day & every fashion trend!! Go on, what are you waiting for!!! Grab your machine & get sewing!!! Enjoy!!