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Scarves can make for a wonderful gift. They are often relatively quick to make but more importantly, there are so many styles and fabric choices that they can really be endlessly personalized and usually, one size fits all.
Here are four simple ways to use different fabrics and styles to help you come up with a unique gift for someone special. Each scarf I made used 1 yard of fabric.
1. To make the first scarf, I took 1 yard of this beautiful print and cut it in half down the center at the 1/2yard point, before sewing the two pieces together at one of the short ends making one long piece measuring approx. 85”.
2. I then folded it in half longwise with the right sides facing and stitched up the long edge.
3. Next, I turned the scarf right sides out, laid it out flat and put a twist in the fabric.
4. Then, I folded the scarf back over itself by tugging one end over the other until the raw short ends met. The right sides will be facing inwards. I pinned the short ends together and stitched around them leaving a 5” opening.
5. Finally, I pulled the scarf to the right side through the opening I left. I hand stitched this turning hole closed, but you could also machine sew it if you don’t mind the small seam.
For the next scarf I made, I knew I wanted to use some pre-ruffled fabric. It felt like pre-ruffled fabric was THE fabric of the year this year, with many people using it to create some gorgeous skirts and dresses. It is widely available online (less so in stores, in my experience) and comes in a huge variety of prints and colors. I decided to use it to make an oversize, extra-cozy scarf.
1. I purchased 1 yard of fabric and cut it down the middle at the ½ yard center point.
2. I sewed the two pieces together at the short ends with right sides facing, checking that my ruffles were falling in the same direction. I followed a ruffle line to keep my stitching straight and made sure to keep the ruffles out of the way of my sewing.
3. To finish, I simply serged the rough edges all the way around the four sides of the scarf. I felt that this was adequate and tied in with the casual style of the scarf. However, if you don’t have a serger you could always finish the edges with a zig zag stitch or hem.
For the lovely blue bandana-style scarf, I chose a woven fabric which frays to make a decorative fringe.
1. I purchased 1 yard but cut the fabric into a square measuring 36” x 36”. You’ll need raw edges on all four sides, so be sure to trim the selvedge edges.
2. I then used the seam ripper in my Sew Taxi to pull away at the strands of the fabric until I had about 1” of fringe on all four sides.
3. I then sewed a straight stitch just above the fringe on all four sides to prevent the fabric unraveling further. I made sure to use a thread that matched the color of the fabric as closely as possible.
For the final scarf I took a length of lightweight stretch jersey and came up with this crazy but oh so fun and unique creation. Jersey does not fray when cut, but curls up at the edges, which is ideal for this project and makes for a very cozy, boa-type scarf.
1. I cut 1 piece of jersey fabric measuring approx. 12” x 45” and 8 pieces measuring 6” x 45”.
2. Next, I laid out the 12” width piece flat on my cutting mat. One at a time, I pinned then sewed each 6” width piece of jersey to the 12” piece down the middle.
3. I placed each 6” piece close together, making sure to keep all the layers of jersey out of the way when sewing. I only covered approximately half the width of the 12” piece with these 6” pieces.
4. I then used my Fiskars 8” forged scissors to make cuts into each layer of the jersey all the way down the length.
5. Next, I laid my scarf our flat. I wanted to cover up the back of the scarf (some of my stitching lines weren’t particularly straight) so I folded the non-covered half of the scarf over the ruffles and pinned then sewed it to the other side of the scarf, making sure to keep all of the ruffles out of the way of my stitches.
6. Finally, I pulled the scarf right sides out.
Assorted fabric – I used 1 yard of fabric for each scarf