December 26, 2014
DIY Friday: Circle Scarf
Hey guys! With it getting a little cooler here and Georgia, I figured it was time to break out the scarves. This particular scarf I made as a gift for my cousin who lives in Chicago right now. It's pretty simple, even if you don't have a machine! You could hand sew this, but it would take much longer. With a machine, it will only take you about an hour!
First, start with 5/8 of a yard of any fabric. For this scarf, I used 60" long fabric. I also made one with 45" fabric and I couldn't warp it around my neck twice. I suggest warm fabric like this heavy knit or fleece or the winter. Fold in half long ways (hotdog style) and pin. Make sure the wrong side (the side you don't want to show) is on the outside right now.
Sew your very long seam. Your foot shouldn't look like this. My mom had put in a zipper the last time she used the machine and I didn't bother changing it for this scarf.
Don't forget to press open your seams if you use a machine. If you're hand sewing, don't worry too much about this step.
Next, you're going to take the bottom of your scarf and pull it through the middle until you can pin it like this. You should still not be able to see the right side (what will be on the outside) when you're done pinning. Make sure you line up the seams and any pattern you may have. Leave 3-5" unpinned depending on the thickness of your fabric.
Sew around the circle. DO NOT sew over the 3-5" you left unpinned.
Now you turn the whole scarf right side out! Start pulling the scarf out from the inside. This will take a little effort and a few minutes. Be patient!
Now that your scarf is right side out, hand sew the last few inches shut. Unfortunately, I didn't get a picture of me sewing.
The final product! This was 60" and you could double it around your neck. If you use 45" fabric, you won't be able to do that. If you have any questions, I will answer them in the comments!