Monday, February 4, 2013

Square Scarf - How to make one!

I've been a scarf-making machine lately. It all started in October when I payed a visit to Mood in NYC--a story that is long overdue on this blog, btw! Then Christmas came along and I decided to make infinity scarves for the kids' teachers. The latest handmade scarf was inspired by a cute scarf in a window display at the mall.

I found this pretty fabric and cute trim at Denver Fabrics and knew it was a great combo for recreating the scarf I saw at the mall. It's a square scarf that can be worn many different ways. The lightweight fabric makes it so comfortable to wear all while keeping your neck warm and being an accessory--function and fashion! I have written out the simple instructions for this scarf just in case you would like to make your own. If you make one, send me a picture! I'd love to see your fabric and trim choices.

Pattern: Square Scarf by Claudia Miller
Fabric: a no name, lawn weight fabric from Denver Fabrics
Level: Basic
Skill(s): straight stitching, mitered corners
Fit: one size fits all

1 yard of a lightweight fabric, e.g. lawn, voile
4 yards trim

-fabric to measure 36" x 36"

1. Press each of the 4 sides of the fabric 1/4".
Mitering the corners is optional but if you would like to miter the corners, follow these steps:

2. Attach trim by starting about half way down one side and sew it to the WS of the scarf (the side with the 1/4" fold). Continue sewing the trim until you get all the way back to the beginning. Overlap the trim by about 1/2 inch and trim the excess.

3. Trim any long or loose threads and press.

Your square scarf is finished!

Here are three (of many) different ways to wear this square scarf.
1. Fold in half to make a triangle, roll, and then wrap around once.
2. Fold in half to make a triangle and tie a knot on the back of your neck 
OR bring the tails to front to tie a knot underneath the scarf.
3. Roll, wrap around 2 times, and tie the ends in a knot.

-a quick and simple project
-requires little fabric
-a great accessory
-makes a great gift

Not so good:
There was nothing bad or difficult about making this scarf.

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