Let’s sew together : Scarf tutorial

The scarf is a great accessory to have in your wardrobe. It’s very easy to sew and has the advantage of not needing much fabric to make. It’s a great way to use up leftover fabric to make a matching accessory. It’s that final touch to finish off an outfit. There are several ways to wear the scarf, for example tied as a headband for a touch of 90s rock or ties nonchalantly round a ponytail for a little bit of 60s retro.

Here is the technique for tying it as a headband :

Pass the scarf behind the head and bring both ends round to the front, twist them round each other then finish by knotting at the back.


Cotton fabric : 20 cm x width of fabric

Step by step instructions

1 – Copy the diagram onto pattern paper or 3 sheets of A4 following
the measurements shown on the sketch above. Seam allowances of 0.5 cm are included.
2 – Fold the fabric in half lengthways and then again heightways.
Place your pattern on the fold at the short end as shown. Pin and cut out around the pattern.
3 – Unfold the two pieces of fabric you have cut out and lay them
on top of each other, right sides together. Pin all round.
4 – Stitch all round the edges, 0.5 cm from the edge, but leaving an opening of about 8 cm
on one of the long sides through which to turn your scarf right side out.

5 – Trim off the corners.

6 – Turn the scarf right side out, push out the corners carefully and press flat.
Use small hand stitches to close up the opening.

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