I seem to be slowly collecting scarfs with out being aware of it. I actually have more than this but I decided to show off these one. The first is just a thin knit. Knit is so easy and basic when making a scarf. You basically cut a long strip and thats it, you don't need to hem it or fawn over it because it doesn't unravel.
The third is a basic crocheted scarf in a wool blend yarn in a variegated color sceme of green. This was a skien and half of yarn, not much or very long, but enough to get a couple of wraps around the neck and very pretty.
The middle scarf I wanted to do a mini tutorial on it. Its very chic and in style right now and very easy to make. My sewing machine is in storage awaiting a home in our new house we should be moving in to soon(er). This makes me sad because I don't ever want to part from my sewing machine, even for a short time. But alas, I don't want to bring it to my temporary home (aka my parents house).
Do you see the edge of the scarf on the second picture? Its not sewn! I used Heat and Bond permanent iron on fusible adhesive. You can use any fabric to make this scarf really, except I would stay away from fleece. Stretch knits would be a little harder but still do-able.
What you need:
- 9-12 inches of 60 inch fabric ( 9-12 inches in width x 60 inches length)- if you pick a fabric that is already 60 inches wide thats great, you can use that width to be your length and just have the fabric cutter cut 1/4-1/3 yard of fabric for you.
- Permanent Heat -N-Bond- 3/8 inch fusible tape
- Iron and Iron board
- Lay your fabric down on the ironing board and lay your heat-n-bond down on the length of one side of the fabrics edge, about an inch from the actual edge (fusible side down, paper side up). With your iron on wool setting, iron on the paper side of the tape. Also make sure you read the instructions on the fusible tapes package for how long you need to iron.
- Cut off excess and pull the paper backing from the fusible tape and fold the edge of the fabric over the tape( You are essentially making a hem. If you've ever made a hem before then you know this is easy, if you haven't then you'll soon find out that its easy). Iron the fabric over the fusible tape making sure that it has fused the two sides together. If it hasn't, no biggie, just go over it again until it does fuse into a permanent bond.
- Cut off excess and repeat on the other side ( length side of course)
- Now you have the two ends of the scarf that haven't been fused yet. Fold the scarf so the right sides of the unfused fabric are together. Fold one side back and iron on the fusible tape to one right side of the edge, place the other side of the fabric back on top of the other side that now has the ironed tape and iron fusing both sides together.
This makes your scarf into a loop in which you can loop around your neck for a comfy, chic scarf.
Of course after it was all said and done, Mr. Man also wanted a mug shot. Who could blame him he's cute!
Until another post!