Tutorial: How to Make a Fashion Scarf

A fashion scarf is a scarf you wear more to liven up an outfit than to keep yourself warm on a cold winter’s night. However, these simple accessories can definitely help you to stay warm on a chilly spring or autumn afternoon. And if you’re looking for a quick and easy sewing project that doesn’t require a lot of time or supplies, this is the one for you.

What You’ll Need

• A piece of fabric that’s about 24 inches (2 feet) wide and 72 inches (6 feet) long
• Scissors
• Complimentary thread
• An iron
• Fabric glue (optional)
• Embellishments (optional)

Choosing Your Fabric

The fabrics used for this type of fashion scarf are usually very delicate and lightweight. Silk and chiffon are popular fabric choices. However, any soft, lightweight fabric that will feel good against the skin of your neck will do.

Whatever fabric you choose, make sure it looks good on both sides. Depending on how the scarf is tied, both sides will be visible as often as not, so you want both sides to be presentable.

For the scarf in the tutorial, choose a piece of fabric that’s about 24 inches wide and 72 inches long. But, really, you can make a fashion scarf out of a piece of fabric that is longer or shorter, wider or narrower. It’s really up to you. As you make more and more of these scarves, you’ll start judging on the fly how big or small you want a particular scarf to be.

Try experimenting with different sizes. If you like working with specific measurements, an easy way to get them is by looking through some fashion catalogs. When you see a scarf that seems to be a size you like, look at the measurements for that scarf in the product description. After that, all you have to do is apply those measurements to your own sewing project.

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