Friday, January 15, 2010
I'm sure you've seen everyone raving about the new voile fabrics from Anna Maria Horner's Little Folks line, and I agree, it's beautiful! We had a family sewing day yesterday, and I brought these fabrics to make scarves.
The tutorial by Jona, gave me the idea for making scarves (and you can get the fabrics from her, too). Although, the scarves we made have a few changes (we wanted them a bit longer and skinnier).
And here's how we made them: (I purchased 1/2 yard pieces)
Cut a 13" by the width of the fabric (54") for your main portion of the scarf. Trim off the selvedges. (You should have about 5" x 54" left over from your 1/2 yd.. Use that as a contrasting fabric for another scarf)
Cut 2 - 5" x 13" pieces from a contrasting fabric to add to each end of your main fabric. Sew those onto your main fabric (matching the 13" sides) and press.
Fold the scarf in half, pin, and stitch around leaving an opening in the center to turn it right side out. Press and hand stitch the opening closed, once you have it turned right side out. Simple as that!
They all turned out really beautiful and would make an excellent gift. I'm wearing mine today, and love it (it's so soft)!