These quick scarves make a perfect accessory in all chilly to moderate weather, are an easy yet thoughtful gift (consider pairing with some earrings or a gift card), and take less than a yard of fabric! You’ll be making one for every outfit before long!
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I love scarves. I have a long neck, and it gets cold easily! (it doesn’t help that I’m a walking human popsicle with an average body temperature on the low end of “typical”!). Scarves add texture to an outfit. Color. A little “pop”! Plus, just add a pair of earrings or a gift card or even a little handmade bag for a lovely gift!
(looking for more gift ideas for the ladies— or gents— in your life? Check out my 7 Gifts to Make for Mom post here)
This is so easy, I almost didn’t make a materials list. But here goes nothin’:
Fabric (about 23 inches x WOF for quilting cotton or 20 inches by WOF for jersey. The jersey scarf will wrap twice while the cotton will simply pull over your head)
Sewing machine and basic sewing supplies (thread, needle, scissors, etc)
Begin by cutting your fabric. As mentioned, I like a piece about 23 inches by WOF, then I trim the WOF down to about 36 inches so that the scarf doesn’t hang too low
Press the fabric to remove the fold line from the bolt
Fold fabric along the WOF (the skinny way) RIGHT SIDES TOGETHER and sew it into a tube with a 3/8” seam. Turn the tube
Press seam flat and press the tube so the seam is along one side of the scarf instead of the edge
Fold the scarf again along the length of fabric (the fatter way) with the SEAM ON THE INSIDE. Sew the edge with a 3/8” seam
Trim the corners of the seam so they will tuck in nicely in the next step
Flip the seam (press it to make it smooth) and sew again, with a 5/8” seam this time, containing the raw edge
Flip the scarf one last time so the bulk of the seam and the original tube seam fall on the inside, put it on, and go, baby, go! You look faaaaabulous, dahhhhling!
Looking for even more easy to sew gift ideas? Check out my Winter Hexagon Minis pattern collection by clicking the image below: