Dress up a plain sweater, blouse or suit with our fashionable, versatile scarf, you can make in minutes.
1 1/4 yards of scarf fabric
Measuring tape, matching thread, straight pins
Serger and Sewing machine
1. You’ll need close to 1 1/4 yards of scarf fabric and matching thread for serger and sewing machines. Depending on the width of the fabric selected, you should be able to make several scarves. For each scarf, cut 2 rectangular panels of fabric, 40” long by 5” wide.
2. Serge along edges of fabric panels to finish edges and prevent fraying.
3. Pin two scarf panels together, joining one 5” end panel to another and sew together, using a sewing machine.
You'll have one long scarf, with a center seam.
Your long scarf is ready to tie as the mood suits you! The finished scarf, pictured at left is folded in half. Ready to slip around your neck for our first scarf fashion idea. (See next frame.)
Here are 5 ways we’re wearing this fashionable, lovely leopard scarf.
To wear the tie as shown here, fold the long scarf in half and place around your neck. Slip the loose ends through the pocket and pull to tighten and adjust off center.
Place the center seam of the long scarf at the front, center of your neck, long strands, toward the back. Cross the scarf at the back of your neck and pull the long strands around your neck, allowing it to drape across your chest.
This is a slight variation of the previous look. Scarves pair nicely with necklaces as illustrated in this photo. To achieve this look, simple loosen the loop at the neck.
To achieve this dressy look, loop the scarf around your neck as illustrated in the previous photograph. Then, take the two loose strands and tie in a knot or bow to one side, just beneath the loop.
Sense and Sensibility. This look is reminiscent of the way British women wore scarves with their morning dresses in the late 1700s and early 1800s. Wrap the scarf around your neck, tuck the long strands inside your V-neck sweater and pull taunt to the center, beneath the middle of your bra, to secure it in place and to prevent bunching beneath your sweater.
We only named one of our scarf fashions. Help us name the other 4. Leave your suggestions in the comment section below, please! Thanks for reading.
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