Grab a yard of fun fabric, set your machine for a straight stitch or use your serger, and within an hour, you’ll be able to sew an amazing scarf. The sewing is absolutely easy, plus you’ll make a fashion statement.
“O” Sew Easy Scarf
The first scarf idea you’ll see is the “O” Sew Easy Scarf. Made with a single layer of lightweight fabric, a simple “O” shape is cut out, then the edges are serged. The scarf can be simply worn like a pullover or transformed with some creative draping ideas. (The pattern for this scarf or wrap is included in the book.) Consider making this scarf from a wool fabric for fall.
Double Layer “O” Sew Easy Scarf
If the single layer “O” Sew Easy Scarf is appealing to you, consider this option of making it a double layer. Using a short top layer and longer bottom layer, the look is ideal for evening with only a minimum of time invested. This is an ideal serger project.
If I owned a convertible, I’d choose a hot pink number, buy a big floppy hat and wear this scarf cavalierly around my neck! Since a new car isn’t in my future, I’ll wear this scarf while driving my mini van. If you’re in need of a mental get-away, this easy-to-sew scarf has daydreaming possibilities. Choose two coordinating fabrics and a ribbon accent. That’s it!
Double De-Lite Scarf
Select two compatible fabrics, cut bias strips, finish the edges, and after stacking and sewing the layers together, you’ll find that you’ve created a flowing, graceful neck wrap. I call it the Double De-Lite Scarf; it’s a delightful process to create and a stunning way to frame your face.
During the show, I demonstrate how to cut and sew a bias scarf. Use that knowledge to make another scarf, this time choosing a medium weight fabric, such as rayon batik. Slip on scarf accents and almost instantly you’ll have a pendant scarf.
I’m not a jewelry maker, but a few bangles purchased from the beads section of a craft store along with fabric make a 2-in-1 scarf idea. Simple sewing, hand and machine, plus a simple technique of knotting the fabric, will transform an ordinary scarf to a be-jeweled neck wrap.
What’s your favorite scarf so far? Vote and you could be the random winner of the book, Sew Amazing Scarves. Twenty scarves are included in the book, plus patterns for the designs that are not rectangles. You can vote the following two weeks—more scarves will be featured! Winner will be announced October 31.
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I enjoyed reading all your comments from my blog, What’s the Best Sewing or Quilting Advice You Ever Received? The random winner of the Seams Right tool is Janice who said: The advice that I remember from my 4-H leader is “If it is worth sewing, it is worth sewing with good thread.” So I never buy cheap thread.
A special thank you to Clover Needlecraft for providing this giveaway product.
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