Introduction: DIY Patchwork Scarf
Recently I bought a Liberty of London sample pack at the Tokyo Quilt Festival. When I bought it, I wasn't really sure what I could make with 50 4"x4" squares, but I was so in love with the colors and it was a great price - I couldn't resist. I'm glad I didn't, because this scarf turned out to be the perfect project for this little sample pack. It could also be a great way to use up scraps from your stash!
Here are the supplies you'll need:
50 4"x4" squares of fabric
1/2 yard fabric for backing at least 44"wide
Step 1: Step 1
Design your scarf by laying the squares into two rows of 25
Step 2: Step 2
Piece the scarf by sewing 4 squares into one larger square using 1/4" seams, like this:
*select the first four squares in the scarf,
*sew two squares along one edge
be sure to press the seams open,
*repeat with the other two squares.
*Sew these four together, matching up the center seam, using 1/4" seam.
*press the seams open.
*continue this process until you have 12 large squares and an extra 2 small squares sewn together (that should equal 50).
Step 3: Step 3
Next, sew the larger pieces to one another, right sides together, to form a long scarf (again use 1/4" seams and press them open).
Step 4: Step 4
Cut out the back - two pieces 44" x 7.5". Sew them end to end, right sides together, to form one long piece 87.5" x 7.5"
Step 5: Step 5
Pin the back to the front, right sides together.
Sew along the edge, using 1/4" seams, but leave about 3" open at one end.
Step 6: Step 6
Trim any uneven edges (you don't want it making your seams bulky) and cut the corners.
Flip the scarf right sides out.
Step 7: Step 7
Press under raw edges of the opening and pin. Start there, and top stitch around all the edges 1/4". I used a contrasting thread for this to make it decorative. This step will take your scarf from looking homemade to handmade.
Step 8: Wear It!
Enjoy wearing your new scarf! You can see more of my projects over at www.sewhomegrown.com. Stay warm!