Quick Scarf Tutorial

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Quick Scarf Tutorial - In Color Order
Quick Scarf Tutorial, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
As promised, today I have a quick and easy scarf tutorial for you! Using voile and flannel, this scarf is SUPER snuggly! Perfect for the coming winter and would make a great gift! I hope you enjoy this little tutorial! I took a video which is at the end, of how I like to tie mine!

For my scarf I used the print Four Square in lilac from Anna Maria Horner's Little Folks collection paired with some cream flannel from JoAnns.

I like to use my walking foot whenever I'm using fabrics that are no regular quilting cotton. The voile can be a little slippery, but it plays really nicely with the flannel!

Quick Scarf Tutorial - In Color Order
Quick Scarf Tutorial, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Sewing Level: Beginner Friendly

Materials:
- 1/2 yd Voile fabric
- 3/4 yd Flannel fabric
- 1/2 yd Pom pom trim
- Coordinating thread

Seam Allowance: 1/4" unless otherwise noted
Finished size: approx. 8.5"x104"

Quick Scarf Tutorial - In Color Order
Quick Scarf Tutorial, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
1. Iron your flannel and voile. Cut three 9" strips from your flannel.

Quick Scarf Tutorial - In Color Order
Quick Scarf Tutorial, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
2. Fold your voile in half, matching the folded edge to the selvedge. Cut two 9" strips.

Quick Scarf Tutorial - In Color Order
Quick Scarf Tutorial, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
3. Trim the selvedges off both the flannel and voile.

Quick Scarf Tutorial - In Color Order
Quick Scarf Tutorial, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
4. Sew all three flannels pieces to each other to create one long strip. Do the same with the two voile pieces. Press your seams open.

Quick Scarf Tutorial - In Color Order
Quick Scarf Tutorial, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
5. Cut two 9" pieces of pom pom trim. On one end of the flannel strip, pin in place on the right side, along the edge, with the poms pointing in. It's helpful to cut off the first and last poms so that they don't get caught in the side seams.

Quick Scarf Tutorial - In Color Order
Quick Scarf Tutorial, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
6. Baste trim in place using an 1/8" seam allowance.

Quick Scarf Tutorial - In Color Order
Quick Scarf Tutorial, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
7. Pin the voile, right sides down, only on the edge with the trim.

8. Begin pinning along both sides, all the way to the opposite edge, stopping about 6" from the end of the voile.

Quick Scarf Tutorial - In Color Order
Quick Scarf Tutorial, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
9. Trim away the flannel where the voile ends.

Quick Scarf Tutorial - In Color Order
Quick Scarf Tutorial, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
10. Repeat steps 5 and 6 to baste and pin the pom pom trim on the other end.

11. Finishing pinning up the sides, leaving a 5" opening for turning at the end.

Quick Scarf Tutorial - In Color Order
Quick Scarf Tutorial, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
12. Using your zipper foot, sew along the edge with the trim. Backstitch and start and end. Repeat at the other end.

Quick Scarf Tutorial - In Color Order
Quick Scarf Tutorial, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
13. Using a walking foot, stitch up both sides, making sure to leave the opening for turning. Backstitch at the start and finish.

Quick Scarf Tutorial - In Color Order
Quick Scarf Tutorial, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
14. Clip your corners.

Quick Scarf Tutorial - In Color Order
Quick Scarf Tutorial, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
15. Turn your scarf right sides out, pushing out the corners. Press. Be sure to pin your opening closed.

Quick Scarf Tutorial - In Color Order
Quick Scarf Tutorial, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
16. Finally, using your walking foot, topstitch around the entire scarf.

Quick Scarf Tutorial - In Color Order
Quick Scarf Tutorial, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Voila! You're done! :)


Quick Scarf Tutorial a video by jenib320 on Flickr.
Okay, don't laugh! Here is a dorky video of me tying up my scarf!

Enjoy!

38 comments :

  1. That's how I tie my scarves too! Now to go acquire some ball trim and make use of the voile I've been wanting to make a scarf out of!

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  2. Lovely scarf, fantastic "how to" video.... brava!

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  3. i love it. you are so cute in the video! i tie my scarves that way too but i don't wrap it around my head. i will now!

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  4. Love this little scarf! I have some voile floating around that didn't have a plan and now it does! :) (And what a cute video!)

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  5. I've never sewn voile before...is it difficult? And your video is NOT dorky!! LOL Because of the video, I got a clearer idea of just how long the scarf is, because you doubled it and then tied it! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  6. Perfect way to showcase the pretty voile!
    Thank you for the tying vid too, I'm a complete klutz at that bit :)

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  7. Love this! I've got some voile in need of a use, and a 4-year-old who was just asking me the other day to sew her a scarf. Now I just need some pom poms!

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  8. SO cute!!! Now I need one of these too! Groupie!

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  9. thanks for the tutorial. You're video is so cute!

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  10. Thanks for the great tutorial ~ I think this is the first time I've left you a comment, but have been enjoying your blog for a while ~ time for me to say 'hello'!! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. This turned out super cute! I want to make one of these, especially with pom poms :)

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  12. this looks so cute, I love that amh print now!!! thanks for another good one jeni!

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  13. so cute!! and that's exactly how I tie my scarves :) definitely adding this project to my neverending sewing list!

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  14. What a cute scarf. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Thank you for sharing! This is now added to my sewing list! Yay! ☺

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  16. It's so cute Jeni! I love it!

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  17. What a perfect scarf tutorial.
    I never used voile before. I should give it a try.

    I totally love the video. You are so cute Jeni !!

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  18. Nice job! Loved the tutorial and always looking for ideas on scarf-tying! Thanks!

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  19. You're such a doll! And Im gonna go out on a limb at sounding like a total under-achiever here but I was thinking you could follow the same steps to make a (super simple) table runner too. love the pom pom fringe you added too:)

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  20. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!

    I was SOOO eyeing your scarf on Monday night!!!!

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  21. Fabulous and the weather just turned cold enough to start wearing scarves - perfect timing!

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  22. I love this. It would make a great teacher gift!!!

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  23. It's so pretty! I need to get started on mine now ;)

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  24. Thanks Jeni! I will plan to make one in a week or so to give as a present to a friend. I think I'll make a modification or two, but in general I love the tutorial and all the great tips. Thanks for taking the time to share with us!

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  25. Cute scarf and very cute video!
    Laura T

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  26. I'm cracking up over here, great video! Makes me think I should do video tutorials when I'm explaining something difficult.

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  27. Great tute! Makes me want to make one double-sided in voile to accessorize my Florida winter :)
    And how cute is your video!

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  28. You're too cute to be dorky Jeni! I'm going to have to go buy some voile now....

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  29. you are too cute in your video tutorial :) lovely scarf, too.

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  30. Ohhh I LOVE this scarf and you are so cute in the video! Now it is on my to-make-for-sure list! Thank you Jeni!

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  31. This is a fantastic tutorial - I just made one and I love it! Thank you so much!!!

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  32. Featured you today at http://www.craftbuds.com/fresh-picks-for-sunday-11-6-11. Love this!

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  33. Just finished one for a gift... You're right, the weight is just so snuggly. Love it. Thanks!

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  34. Dear Jeni, I love your blog! Thanks for sharing your ideas and findings =)) I sewed my first scarf using this tutorial! Thank you!

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  36. Oh that's so smart! I do the same pull-through, but haven't thought of wrapping twice around before pulling the ends through. Will have to try :)

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