Sunday, October 16, 2011

DIY Tie-Scarf

I haven't done a DIY post in a while so I decided it was time for another one. This tutorial is for what I call a tie-scarf. Basically it looks like a cross between a tie and a scarf. It is very easy to make and only takes a few minutes. Thicker ones look great tied around your neck and long, thin ones can look great when used as a headband or a belt.

You will need:
-A strip of fabric that is the length you want your tie-scarf and twice your desired width
-Sewing machine (although I suppose you could do this by hand if you have a lot more patience than I do)

Instructions:
1) Iron your fabric
2) Pin the long sides of the rectangle (wrong sides together) and sew
3) Flip the fabric right-side out and iron it so that the seam lies in the centre
4) Fold one of the short ends in half, with the seam on the outside the fold, and sew
5) Flip the seam so that it doesn't show (this should now form a pointed end) and iron
6) Repeat on other end
7) Topstitch around the entire edge of the scarf
8) If desired, handstitch the opened of the pointed end closed (I don't normally bother)

I made a wider one using some up old flannel with a horse print.

I actually saw a very similar scarf that was featured in Life magazine in 1949 a few weeks ago on The Cats and the Berries blog. 

4 comments:

  1. That is actually quite nice!

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  2. That is so cute! Especially worn with the plain sweater in the below picture.

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  3. I find narrow scarves like this incredibly useful for jazzing up plain outfits. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  4. Yes, definitely a great way to spice up an outfit! Thanks for sharing!

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