Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Easy Scarf Tutorial

Hi all,

I whipped up this little scarf and thought I would share with you how I did it. It is super easy! This is also my first tute so go easy on me!

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I made it light weight because it doesn’t get freezing cold for long in my part of the world, but this could easily be made warmer with some batting or some thicker fleece for the back. It would be lovely with some soft fluffy material on the back!

You will need –

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16 x 5” charm squares
Co-ordinating fabric for the back, I used ½ metre of 112cm wide soft corduroy from spotlight

Step 1. Lay your 16 squares out in a long strip, check placement for even colour spread. Sew together using ¼” seam.

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Step 2. Cutting your backing fabric. From the corduroy I cut 2 strips 5” wide x width of fabric, trimmed off the selvedge’s and joined them together. I left it longer until the next step.

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Step 3. Lay your backing fabric strip right side up with your pieced front right side down on top. I started at one end and pinned at each seam and then at the other end I trimmed the backing fabric to the same length.

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Step 4. Sew all the way around with a ¼” seam leaving a 2.5” gap in one end. Trim off the corners.

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Step 5. Turn right sides out and press lightly.

Step 6. Top stitch about 1/8” in from the edge all the way around the scarf.

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Yield – a one of a kind scarf that measures approximately 73” x 4.5”.

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This is so I don’t look like all the other school mums! LOL

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14 comments:

circle retreat quilter said...

Jess that is a great idae, and perfect for qld weather. Thanks for the tips.
Stacey :)

quiltjude said...

Lovely scarf, but gee it wouldnt be warm enough in my part of the world, I woke up this morning to 2.1 degrees! the scarf did come out,a nice big wooly one.

you have a Lovely blog :)

barcord said...

looks great, and a very clear tut. The beginning of many more :o)

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your scarf looks lovely Jess!

Hilde said...

A perfect scarf for the one-of-a-kind MOM! Something that can be handy in this part of the world too (São Paulo-Brazil)!

Janet said...

It's lovely and perfect for people like me who can't wear wool next to my skin. Your tut looks so great I thought it was for the Moda Bakeshop for a moment there.

Oops-Lah said...

Love it! Thanks for an excellent tutorial. Not that I need a scarf in Singapore, but I will make one for a gift as I have plenty of charm packs to play with.

Elyte said...

A great way to enjoy beautiful fabrics, first you can sew with them and then just wear and enjoy.

RobynK said...

Nice scarf!

Samelia's Mum said...

I love this scarf! Great tutorial.

Wendy B said...

Jess, this is wonderful...just perfect for our winter 'chills'!!! I think you've done a fabulous job with your first tutorial.
sugary hugs
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Wendy :O)

Kelly Rachel said...

Ooh lovely! Great job on the tutorial. I love the corduroy backing - a great idea. I'm in QLD too, but near the freezing Toowoomba, so it gets quite cold. I'd love to make one and back it with something really fluffy and fuzzy and warm.

LindaB said...

Hi Jess....well done on the tutorial...just perfect for what we need here in OZ....warm and light....a great project for a present for that special friend and of couse one for me to...LindaB

prsd4tim2 said...

Very cute scarf! And I love Fresh Cottons. I have had a Fresh Cottons quilt half done since last summer sometime! And great tutorial too. It never gets very cold in Florida, but it might make a great project for the quilt leftovers (if I ever get back to it. You may have inspired me to get to work on it. Thanks.