Spring Green Scarf Sewing Tips
- We chose three shades of lightweight green fabric. (Of course, you may select any color range or color combos.)
- Light and dark fabrics: Purchase 1/4 yd. of 60″ wide fabrics.
- Medium fabric: Purchase 1/2 yd. of 60″ wide fabric.
- Cut two 3-1/2″ wide crosswise strips of the light and dark fabrics.
- Cut four 3-1/2″ wide crosswise strips of the medium fabric.
- Stitch or serge two strips of the same fabrics together, creating a long 120″ length. You’ll have four strips: one each of the light and dark fabrics and two of the medium fabrics.
- Layout the fabric strips in the following sequence: dark—medium—light—dark. The sequence will cause the colors to gradate after sewing.
- Rotate every other strip before seaming, staggering the seams at either end of the scarf. Serge or stitch the strips together. Note: if you’re serging the seams, pin parallel to the edge of the fabric to avoid serging over a pin. Oops!
Cut the fabric to a specific length.
- In order to achieve the spiral effect, the fabric rectangle must be a specific length. As I tell my TV audience, the length must be divisible by the width. (If your forehead is wrinkled, relax, I’ll give you an ideal size.)
- Cut the length to 84″ x 12″. If the width is wider than 12″, trim.
- Did you watch the video? If not, now’s the time to watch the segment on the spiral scarf. It’s easier to watch me demonstrate the technique than to show it in photographs!
- If your fabric is lightweight, use an anchor cloth which is merely a scrap of fabric. Start sewing on the anchor cloth then proceed to stitch the scarf fabric. After completing the seam, clip off the anchor cloth.
Sew-A-Scarf Week ideas—so far:
This wraps up our Sew-A-Scarf Week. What was your favorite scarf project? Please let me know! For more ideas, check out Sensational Scarves from Nancy’s Notions.
Bye for now,
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