This is my first instructable and given I live in Canada, I figured sewing together a quick and easy warm scarf is a great idea. This tutorial uses just 1 yard of fabric, and basic sewing skills, there is a instructable sewing class here.
It’s an easy project, so let’s get to it!
Step 1: Items Needed:
- Fabric: I used soft cotton knit for this, but you can use anything you find such as flannel, knits, corduroy. Anything that you think would be cozy around your neck!
- Tape measure
- Hand Sewing Needle
- Sewing machine
- Pom-Poms (optional) you can purchase them or make them HERE
Step 2: Work on Design
Looking at some of the scarfs I already own, I came up with a finished size of 9” by 60” less the 5/8 seam allowance. I tapered the ends so I could later add the pom-poms. I measured around my neck, doubled and to get to 39 inches in the middle. The remaining 11 inches on the ends are shown for the taper where you add the pom-poms.
Step 3: Material Cut and Check Final Measurements
Measure and cut material as per plan.
The measurements as follows:
Length 60 inches
Width 18 inches
Angle 14 inches (11 inches along the straight edge)
Step 4: Pin Material (leave a Gap)
Pin material inside out (right sides together). Make sure to leave a gap along the side to pull the right side out after sewn later.
Step 5: Sew the Edges
Sew the edge with a 5/8 seam all the way around (do not forget to leave the gap open).
Step 6: Pull Out and Finish
At this point you pull the inside (right side) out, then hand sew the gap closed.
Hand sew optional pom-poms to the ends.
Step 7: Completed Scarf
This project can be a nice gift for a family member or friend, and only takes around an hour to complete.