Today I'm going to share a more practical sewing tutorial with you for a simple children's scarf.
This is a wonderful little tutorial for a beginner sewist. A project that's super quick, easy, and is all about comfort. I don't know about you, but I have spent too much time knitting up scarves that are said to be too scratchy for my little ones. Well, this scarf is made by combining two soft fabrics of different weights -- Combine flannel with voile (like I did), quilting weight cotton with a cotton lawn or light weight linen, or use fleece instead of the flannel. I had my daughter pick the fabrics that "felt" the best to her. In the end you'll have a lovely, comfortable, little two-sided scarf that any child is sure to love...and actually wear.
What you'll need : :
- 1 - Light weight fabric (I'm using Little Folks Voile from Poppy Seed Fabrics) measuring 7" x 42"
- 1 - Heavy weight fabric (I'm using Folksy Flannel from Pink Castle Fabrics) measuring 7" x 42"
- Coordinating Thread
- Sharp scissors or a rotary cutter/mat set
- Sewing Pins
- Note * Click on any of my images for a larger picture
Cutting and Piecing the Fabrics : :
1. Choose the two fabrics and coordinating thread with a color scheme of your choice (picking up a 1/4 yard of each fabric will be enough to make one scarf. If you are making the scarf adult size I recommend using two cuts of fabric measuring 9-11" x 54-60") 2. Cut each fabric into a piece measuring 7" x 42" (I recommend using a rotary cutter and mat set for cutting)
3. Lay fabrics on the work surface with right sides together. Get the pins ready 5. With the wrong side facing up, begin pinning the fabrics together. Insert a pin about every 2" or so
5. Using a ruler or straight edge and a water soluble pen, mark a 1/2" seam line on each long side and one short side of the scarf fabrics 6. Sew along these seam lines
7. At each of the two corners on the short sewn side of the scarf, mark a seam line on each of these corners 8. Sew back and forth a few time along these lines. 9. Using scissors or the cutter, clip these corners away
Finishing the Scarf : :
10. At this point, turn the scarf right side out and press well with an iron 11. One end should be open. Carefully fold in the ends about a 1/2" so that they are even and neat on the top and bottom. Press this well to create a straight end
12. Pin along this seam 13. It's time to sew around the perimeter of the scarf with the coordinating thread. Start at the pinned short side. Sew, removing pins as you go. Stop at each corner, turn the scarf and continue to sew staying close to the edge the entire way around the scarf
Ta-da! You're Simple Scarf is finished!
Hope you have a fun, easy time making it!
Be sure to let me know if you do!