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Lightweight Scarf Tutorial

Craft, Sewing, Textiles, Tutorialsmadebymrsm
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It's that in-between time of year when it can get quite chilly but it's not really time to pull the wooly scarf and bobble hat out yet. This scarf started as another way to use up some of my fabric stash - I got the gorgeous Japanese fabric from Ray-Stitch at Thread last year (doesn't look like they do that one anymore but here are some others from the same range) and I'd been trying to find something for it ever since - so here it is, something I can wear! Also ticks off that need something to take the chill off problem...

I used three pieces of fabric from my stash. The patterned Japanese piece was a small fat quarter, I had a slightly larger amount of the grey and a bigger piece of the pink. When choosing your fabrics you just need to ensure that each one is at least 45cm wide and that the total length of all of them put together is 2 metres (plus seam allowances - I added 1.5cm to each edge).

You'll also need a sewing machine, thread, pins, hand needle and an iron. The scarf took me less than an hour to make so you can always run one up in the morning to wear out in the afternoon!

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Press all of your fabric pieces and then pin them in a strip, right sides together.

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Stitch with a 1.5cm seam allowance. Then tie off the ends and press the seams open.

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You should now have a strip which is just over 2m long and 45cm wide. Fold this in half longways, taking care to ensure the seams match up, and press - then pin right along the long edge.

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Stitch the long seam, again with a 1.5cm allowance and tie off the ends. Pull through so the right side is showing.

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Tuck the fabric in at both ends, Press in place then pin.

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Top stitch the ends closed with a 0.5cm allowance, sew the ends in with the hand needle then give the whole thing another press.

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And you've finished (I said it was quick!).

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I'm really happy with how it's turned out and I expect I'll be wearing it a lot.

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You can vary the design by adding in more fabric pieces - but take care not to have too many as it could get bulky and uncomfortable to wear - and if you want to go really simple you could just make it with the one piece or with tiny contrasting strips of fabric at either end.

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