Step 8: Attaching the Ice Pouch to the Scarf, Method 2
- delicate fabrics;
- odd-shaped items, such as a shirt collar, to which you may be attaching an ice pouch;
- stand-alone pieces that may be worn without the ice pouch, and where the ice pouch would need to be washed separately
Cut a strip of scarf fabric, or fabric that closely matches the item you are working with, about 24"×3". Measure and fold up 1" on one of the long sides, then use an iron to press it in place (if using a sturdy fabric such as cotton, you may consider using fusible tape to hold it in place); repeat for the other long side, creating a 3-layer band of fabric that measures 24"×1". If fusible tape was not used, glue layers of fabric together. After glue has dried completely, stitch length of the band through all the layers of fabric, then cut into 4" strips.
Begin at either short edge of the area determined in Step 6 (labeled as "side-lines" in the instruction graphic from that step) and mark the corners; measure out 2-½" and make reference marks on the top and bottom (long) edges of the area. Measuring from the previous marks, measure 2-½" and again make marks on the top and bottom edges; repeat for the entire length of the area, ending with the two corners of the opposite short side.
Using those marks as a guide, arrange the fabric bands to overlap the centered area through the marks; apply glue to the short edges of the strips and glue in place.
When the glue is completely dry, stitch both short ends (where you glued) of each band. For one of the bands at the edge of the attaching region, stitch lengthwise down the outer edge of the band to create a pocket (see images for a visual).