Project Two: The Amazing Reversible (but not really) Scarf!

 

 

    Well purses are done, now onto scarves… Assuming you’re going in order and not having fun picking random projects to experiment with. I believe this is actually easier than making the purse. You’ll need two fabrics or enough of one to double it over if you don’t want to make it with two differing patterns. If using fake fur like I did be careful of it unweaving as you sew and having it slip out of place. Use lots of pins!

Half a yard is plenty of material simply because when you get your fabric cut it’s still folded in half and that is what you’ll be using for length. So half a yard of sixty inch wide fabric is still sixty inches long. I cut each material in half lengthwise for enough fabric for two scarves. New fabric was used here since it was for Christmas presents. Since it’s a scarf and you don’t need to worry about how it stretches grain isn’t important here.

 

    Once you determine the length desired line your fabric up right sides together, as shown above. If using two different fabrics and once cut they end up different widths don’t worry, you can trim the edges after you sew it. Sew along the longest two sides first. You probably want about a half inch seam allowance; in other words sew half an inch from the edge of the shortest fabric. It won’t be unusual to have a piece that’s not only wider than the other but longer too. Again trimming is the solution after you sew. Using as many pins as necessary before you sew make sure that the two pieces of fabric are flat against each other.

 

 

 

As you can see my fabric not only mismatched sidewise but the fake fur curled. No matter we can work with this. Now sew one end completely closed. Sew the other end half or three-fourths closed and trim the excess. If you sew across the opening corner to middle on both sides leaving an opening in the middle, the corners will be smooth when you turn it.

This next bit looks complicated but it’s simple, promise. If you cut the corners at an angle before turning right side out, you’ll prevent bunchy corners.

You’re going to stick your hand into the hole you left, reach all the way to the end grab and pull. Since it’s inside out we need to flip it right side up. When you grab the end and pull it through the hole you might need to work the fabric a bit.

 

 

 

Once your scarf is flipped the right side out you’ll obviously still have a hole. This part can require a little patience due to slippage and you might possibly need extra fingers. You need to tuck the cut edge of the fabric into the hole then sew it closed.

You’re going to end up with something like this. If you’re proficient at hand stitching start the stitch from the inside and end it on the inside to hide the ends. I’m of the opinion that hand stitching is better in cases such as this.  If your thread is showing on either side try taking a colored pencil to it to die the thread. 

 

 

Ends sewed up, right side out and we’re done! One new fashion scarf.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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