Sew a Scarf Week Nancy Zieman



Okay, I don’t own a convertible. If I did I’d choose a hot pink number, buy a big floppy hat, and wear this scarf cavalierly around my neck. Hmm, don’t see that in my future. Instead, I’ll wear this scarf with a black dress and day-dream while driving my mini van.

If you’re in need of a mental get-away, create this easy-to-sew scarf that has day-dreaming possibilities. We purchased 3/8 yard of both the print and solid fabrics, choosing 60″ wide poly/chiffon.

Sewing Tips

  • Cut a 13″ crosswise strip of the print and two (2) 13″ squares of the solid.


Sew a Scarf Week Nancy Zieman



  • Serge or zigzag the edges. A 3-thread overlock serger stitch is what we used.


Sew a Scarf Week Nancy Zieman



  • Turn under 1/2″ and press. If pressing is challenging, use the Drapery Hem Gauge. The super-sized length is convenient to use.


Sew a Scarf Week Nancy Zieman



  • With right sides together, fold each 13″ square in half. Stitch the side seams with 1/2″ seam allowances. Trim the excess fabric from the corners. I’ll refer to this fabric section as the scarf cuff.


Sew a Scarf Week Nancy Zieman



  • Press and turn the scarf cuff right side out. We used my go-to pressing tool, the June Tailor Board.


Sew a Scarf Week Nancy Zieman



  • Align the cuff to the scarf end, wrong sides together. Stitch a 1/2″ seam and press the seam open.


Sew a Scarf Week Nancy Zieman



  • Edgestitch around the scarf, stitching down the pressed-under edge in the process.
  • Cover the seam with 1″ or wider ribbon. Cut the ribbon 14″ in length, turn under 1/2″ at each end, pin the ribbon over the seam, and topstitch. If the seam is wider than the ribbon…you got it, trim the seam.


Sew a Scarf Week Nancy Zieman



Ta, da! You’re done.


Sew a Scarf week Nancy Zieman



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