Monday, February 6, 2012

A Simple Scarf Tutorial : :

A SImple Scarf Tutorial

Today I'm sharing two more size variations for the Simple Children's Scarf Tutorial I shared back in September. This is a wonderful little tutorial for a beginner sewist. A project that's super quick, easy, and is all about comfort! I'm using the photos of our new Loulouthi Scarves from last week, where I again used a combination of voile and flannel, to create this tutorial today. In the end you'll have a lovely, comfortable, two-sided scarf that anyone young or old is sure to love...and actually wear. Loulouthi voile available here, flannel here.

What you'll need : :

adult scarf materialschild's scarf materials

Cutting and Piecing the Fabrics : :

1. Choose two fabrics for each scarf and coordinating thread, iron both your flannel and voile before beginning.

loulouthi voiles and flannels from modern fabric studio

2. For the child size scarf use 1 - 1/4 yd piece of voile measuring 9" x 54". Cut 2 - 9" strips from flannel. For the adult size scarf use 2 - 1/4 yd pieces of voile measuring 9" x 54". Cut 3 - 9" strips from flannel. 3. Fold voiles and flannels in half, matching selvedge edge to edge, trim away 4. For the child size, sew two 9" strips of flannel pieces to each other to create one long strip, press seams open, fold in half with the seam as the fold, trim about 17" from the raw ends so the flannel meausures the same in length as the voile. For the adult size do the same with the two voile pieces and three flannels, these fabrics should measure up to be about the same in both width and length, if not trim away any extra length so each fabric measures the same.

Simple Scarf Tutorial

The following instructions will be the same for both scarf sizes --

5. Lay scarf fabrics on the work surface with right sides together. Get the pins ready. With the wrong side facing up, begin pinning the fabrics together. Insert a pin about every 2" or so around the perimeter of the scarf 6. Using a 1/4" seam allowance, sew along the edge, leaving one end open for turning out the scarf 7. Clip corners away, turn out the scarf, and press well. 8. fold in the open edge a 1/4", press, pin closed (you can find more details of this step here) 9. To finish, staying close to the very edge of the scarf, sew opening opening closed, removing pins as you go, and continue to top stitch around the entire scarf

Simple Scarf Tutorial

Ta-da! You're Simple Scarf is finished!

Our new scarves!

I hope you have a fun, easy time making it! What a great gift these cozy scarves make! Be sure to let me know if you do give it a try, k? Now how about a Giveaway for a chance to win enough of these gorgeous voile and flannel fabrics to make both size scarves (with a little extra left over, too)!! My new sponsor Modern Fabric Studio will be sending a 2 1/2 yd bundle off to one lucky commenter today!

Loulouthi Voile and Flannel from Modern Fabric Studio

Enter to Win! This Giveaway is now closed! Thank you to all who entered!!

Here's how,  

Simply add one comment below. And, tomorrow I'll share the winners name in a new post!

Happy Monday, friends!!

Oh, and if you're looking for the winner of my Tilly Giveaway, you can find that here.


  1. Beautiful scarves. Thanks for the tutorial.

  2. my girls would love to have a scarf like mommy!

    dkbarnhart at hotmail dot com

  3. love our blog.

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  5. love the combo of the two different fabrics. will have to give this a try!

  6. I think I already said it on FB:
    This is such a great photo of you two girls.
    Love it.
    And the scarves too, of course.


  7. Love love love your scarves!

    Jjjcwebb (at) Hotmail d0t com

  8. Simply stunning fabrics, am yet to get my hands on some, thanks for a great giveaway!

  9. This is right up my alley! I love scarves and AMH!! Your scarves are beautiful! I hope I win so I can try :-)

  10. So pretty! The photo of you and your daughter is precious!

  11. I couldn't tell if this giveaway was closed. I was saving the pattern and thought...what can it hurt. Thanks so much regardless....someone will be happy.

  12. Fabulous give away - I LOVE scarves and would love to make one from this gorgeous fabric!

  13. great tutorial on making a scarf. I plan on trying that. Great giveaway! fingers are crossed!
    yanuzo at hotmail dot com

  14. Love this! I've had my eye on the grey "In the clearing" flannel for a while, but can't figure out what I'd do with it...(would love to do sheets/bed pillows, but my decor is brown...both in the bedroom and living room!) I think a scarf is the perfect solution!

  15. Hope I'm not too late! Thanks for the chance to win!

  16. Oh dear, I'm probably already too late for this, but since my daughter's birthday is Feb. 11 (she'll be 9), I'll throw my hat into the ring for the giveaway too. Thanks much for the tute!

  17. OMG SO beautiful!!

    bvbabybv at gmail dot com

  18. Gorgeous fabrics, I've never tried the flannel - thanks for the giveaway!

  19. I am finishing up 4 scarfs using charm squares and flannel that finish up at 80" - what is the finished length of the adult scarf? Would love to win some voile - have never sewn with this fabric before - love the prints though.


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