As many of you know, I have an affinity for scarves. Not only are they so easy to make but they are so versatile to wear. Choosing seasonal fabric can take the same scarf design from winter to spring. One of my favorite scarves is the Spiral Scarf which I demonstrated on the Sensational Scarves Series (Part One) on Sewing With Nancy.
The Spiral Scarf appears to be a bias cut piece of fabric, but using a special sewing technique, no bias is actually needed. The pin marking a 1/4″ distance is the key to the method.
My red Spiral Scarf version was originally showcased in the book, Sew Red: Sewing & Quilting for Women’s Heart Health, which is available through book retailers.
To make this scarf, you’ll start out with a long fabric rectangle measuring about 8″ wide x 80″ long. The size options and formula to develop the size is given in the Sewing With Nancy episode. I pieced my scarf using two red fabrics, to recognize February as Heart Health Month.
Fold one short end, right sides together, meeting the opposite long end. Stitch using a 1/4″ seam allowance, stopping 1/4″ from the edge. With the needle in the down position, pivot the top fabric aligning the two long edges.
After about five minutes of sewing, you’ll turn the scarf right side out, do a little hand stitching, and enjoy your new creation.
You can also make the scarf from just one fabric. It’s even easier and equally as fun to wear!
Watch Sensational Scarves (Part One and Part Two) on Sewing With Nancy online.
Are you more of a fashion-scarf wearer or a utilitarian-cold-weather scarf wearer? Leave your answer in the comments for a chance to win a copy of the book, Sensational Scarves.
Bye for now,