I told you about my new tank on Monday. Well, the fabric was too pretty to only buy a tiny bit, so I went with a whole yard. I didn’t have a plan, I just caved to the siren’s call of yet another piece of fabric that I couldn’t ignore but probably didn’t need. My husband, standing next to me at the cutting counter, didn’t even try to stop me. Poor guy knows better. But it all worked out in the end, because now I have this:
Cut a piece of fabric 24” wide by the width of the fabric, 58” in my case.
Fold with the right sides together, matching the long edges. Start stitching 2” from the end with a 1/4” seam. Stop 2” from the other end. I only left 1” and it made the rest of the steps a little more difficult. If your fabric is thick you might want to even go 3 or 4”. Press the seam to one side.
Turn the scarf right side out. With right sides together, match up the two short edges. Stitch together with a 1/4” seam.
Turn right side out, so the seams pull inside the scarf. There should be a small opening where the seams intersect, like this:
Stitch the opening closed by hand and you’re done.
By using the width of the fabric, this is the perfect length to loop around my neck twice. It looks great with my new tank and, for now, a jacket.
See, I did need that fabric after all! Right?