I've been on a bit of a scarf kick lately and this is a fast / easy project - great for any beginner sew-ers!
Project Difficulty: Easy
Time: ~20 min
Mixed Leopard Scarf DIY
What You Need:
- 2 yards of a lightweight fabric - cottons or chiffons work well. It's best to look for a fabric whose front and back are either the same or look very similar. You can make 2-3 scarves out of this material depending on how wide you'd like it.
What I did:
- Since my fabric was thin and drape-y, I decided to cut it as a wide rectangle (28 x 72") in order to get a little volume.
- For those with sergers, you can just run it through your machine using either rolled or narrow hemming features (I used narrow for this scarf). For those with a regular sewing machine, I've heard that you can buy a narrow hemming foot to finish the edges.
Serger Instructions for Rolled Hemming and Narrow Hemming
(either can be used for a scarf)
- And that's it! You basically just cut a rectangle (or square if you prefer) and sew along the edges to prevent it from fraying.
Adds a little interest to an otherwise normal ensemble
Speaking of scarves, there's a few days left before my scarf giveaway is over!
Easiest giveaway ever - just click and enter a comment - that's it!
To all those who have entered and offered feedback, thank you so much! You've given me many great ideas for future posts! Special thanks to Rosie H. for the idea to add a difficulty scale to projects and Ronke / Cdang / Hongru for suggesting a mini tutorial on making scarves. :)
Stay tuned for more suggestions-turned-posts including one on fabric selection and figuring out which fabrics work best for which projects!