Ah, fall. I hope you all are enjoying your various fall activities. Last weekend I canned tomatoes and went apple picking. Actually, I picked up a bag of pre-picked apples, because both orchards we tried were picked out. Can’t win ‘em all. And I have started wearing scarves.
Look at this one I just made! My first fall project:
Last weekend I was talking with a customer who had just started sewing in January. She showed me these incredible quilt squares with appliqued animals, and they were so adorable. And her sewing was impeccable and I was totally impressed. Then we started talking about making wrap scarves, and I helped pair some Liberty of London Tana Lawn together to make double-sided wrap scarves. We decided that lots of volume would be most excellent for them, and figured out the ideal dimensions.
As you can see, I totally copied her. But I decided to back mine with flannel because I like flannel. And I had a wonderfully fun time pairing various flannels with various Liberty fabrics. One of my hobbies here at Bolt & Spool is pairing fabrics.
You, too, can make a wrap scarf! I made a tutorial for a furry wrap scarf a while ago, and I find it to still be mostly relevant.I say mostly because I’ve changed the dimensions for this.
But I will give quick instructions here as well:
You will need 2/3 yd of each fabric. Then cut (or tear) the fabric so you have two 1/3 yd pieces. So, you know, two 12″ wide pieces of Liberty, and two 12″ wide pieces of flannel. All the flannels I show later are a little wider than the Liberty, so you will have a few inches excess.
Place the flannel strips right sides together and sew up one of the short edges using a 1/2″ seam allowance. Repeat for the Liberty strips. Press the seams open, then pair the Liberty with the flannel, wrong sides together, and stitch (1/2″ SA) up both long edges, stopping 1/2″ before each edge. Turn the tube inside out, pair the two raw edges of Liberty together with right sides together, and stitch with a 1/2″ SA. Fold the raw edges of the flannel to the inside of the scarf, and encase wit ha hand stitch or by machine.
Here are some other combinations!
Happy sewing, and happy fall!