They also give scarves a professional touch since they are nearly invisible when closed.
Materials you'll need:
Pockets: 1/2 yard of fabric in contrasting color
- Sewing Machine
- Tailor chalk
- pocket pattern or you can draw your own by sketching a teardrop shape at 8" x 11"
Step 1: Cut Out Scarf Pieces
The dimensions used here are:
This scarf was a present for my very petite aunt who is 5'1" tall.
If you're making this for someone taller than 5'2", I suggest adding around 6" in length to your fabric pieces.
(A 70" long scarf will allow for much more comfortable pocket placement.)
Step 2: Cut Out & Position Pocket Pieces
See Shopaholic.net photo of 4 pieces above.
- folding the fabric you're using for pockets in half, right sides of fabric together. I suggest using a pocket fabric that's a contrasting color to your scarf fabric. It looks more eye catching this way.
- Trace the pocket pattern (above) onto fabric twice at fold and cut out. You should now have 2 pairs of pockets (4 pieces total.)
- Cut small notch at marks, cutting thru both pieces of fabric. Repeat for 2nd pocket.
- Pin pocket piece to scarf front at notch, right sides together, matching seam edges.
- Sew with 3/8” (1cm) seam allowance.
-Make sure pocket depth and placement will be comfortable for the wearer of the scarf.
-Pocket sizing should be about 1/2" to 1" smaller than the finished width of scarf for a nice fit.
-Pocket dimensions for my scarf here are 8" x 11"
-Finish seams with serger or zigzag stitch