When getting ready, is your hair the last thing you do? Laziness can set in hard when doing your hair. But, it can still be cute when done quickly. I want to share with you an easy hair scarf pattern and tutorial. Great for beginner sewists or seasoned ones. We could all use a little help in the hair department. ;)
You'll look cute as a button. Want to avoid a bad hair day? Or maybe you want to sew up something quick and easy? This is the project for you.
To Make a Headscarf, You'll Need:
Move your cup of coffee to another location, the ironing board is not a stable place. Yes, I know this from past experience. Ugh!!
Place the fabrics RST (right sides together) and pin, pin, pin. I left a 2-3" gap about 1/3 of the way on one side for turning out. This is important. Mark with pins where your opening is.
Sew with a 1/2" seam allowance and 2.5mm width. Start at the end closest to you and backstitch. Take your time, this is a long seam and you want it to be straight.
When you get to the corner, stop sewing, leave the needle down in the fabric, and put the presser foot up. Pivot your fabric. Put the presser foot back down and continue sewing until you reach the long side again. Repeat the pivot method.
Sewing, sewing, just keep sewing. When you've come back to the gap you left, backstitch. If you forgot to leave a gap, no big deal. Pull out the seam ripper and take out a couple of inches of your seam. Take a few seconds to check your stitching. Make sure both pieces of fabric are stitched together and you don't have any accidental openings.
Use sharp scissors to trim away the excess fabric at your corners. This will take away the bulk and give you nice, crisp corners.
Use a rotary cutter or scissors to trim down the seam allowances. After everything is trimmed everything, grab a chopstick!
It's time to turn the scarf right side out. Take the larger end of the chopstick and finagle it into a corner and gently slide the fabric over it. Once you get this tricky part done, it makes turning out easy.
Once it looks like this, gently slide the fabric down so that the right side of the fabric is showing and turned out. Repeat with the other corner. You may have to say a curse word or two, it helps. ;)
It's starting to look wearable. Woohoo!! If yours looks similar to this, yay! If not, uh-oh.
Iron your head scarf flat. If you need to, spritz water on the whole thing and iron away. Wrinkles be gone!
Now, stitch the opening closed. Fold the raw edges under making sure they are flush with the seam. Pin the opening closed. Take the scarf to your machine and topstitch the seam closed. Stitch 1/8" from the edge. Backstitch at the beginning and end. It will look like the photo below when it's finished.
Yay!! It's finished. Where will you wear your new scarf first? Super easy, right? You can whip up quite a few of these from one yard of fabric. They make great gifts for others as well.
If you have any questions or comments, leave them below.
Thanks for hanging out today and happy sewing!
To Wear the Scarf:
Hi there, I'm Annette and I love eating and sewing. I usually have a cup of coffee or tea with me, but not next to my machine because I'd probably spill it. I am the reason we can't have nice things.
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