Want to look as cute as a button? Want to avoid a bad hair day? Or... do you just want to sew up something quick and easy? This is the project for you.
I reach for my headscarf whenever I need to fix my hair quickly or am on day 3+ hair. There's no time to wash and dry it, so I'll wrap my hair up in a bun and put on my head scarf.
Quick fix, yes!!
Cut a long strip of each fabric measuring 37" long by 4" wide. You can add or take away length and width at this point. This is the size I prefer.
Use your rotary cutter or scissors and a clear ruler.
Cut an angle off the short ends from top to bottom, this is easy... just eyeball it. The angle will give the scarf a cute style when it's finished and tied.
Iron the 2 strips nice and flat. Make sure to get out all those pesky wrinkles.
Move your cup of coffee to another location, the ironing board is not a stable place. Yes, I know this from experience. Ugh!!
Place the fabrics right sides together and pin, pin, pin. I left a 2" gap about 1/3 of the way on one side for turning.
We'll be sewing with a 1/2" seam allowance. Start at the end closest to you, be sure to backstitch. Stitch around the entire headband.
When you get to the corner, leave the needle in the fabric. Pull the presser foot up ad pivot. Continue stitching on the short angled edge until you reach the long side again. Repeat the pivot method.
Sewing, sewing, just keep sewing... When you're done and have come back around to the gap you left. You left the gap right? If not, no biggy, pull out the seam ripper and take out a couple inches of your seam. I also use this time to check my stitching. Make sure both pieces of fabric are stitched together and you don't have any accidental openings.
Using your scissors, trim away the excess fabric at your corners. This takes away the bulk so you will have nice, crisp corners.
After you have trimmed everything, grab that chopstick!
It's time to turn this bad boy right side out. I take the larger end of my chopstick and finagle it into to pointy corner and gently slide the fabric over it. Once you get this tricky part done, it makes turned easy-peasy.
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 nice flat. Spritz water on the whole thing and iron away. Wrinkles be gone!
Now stitch up the opening you left for turning. You can hand stitch or use your machine. I opt for the machine, backstitch. Yay!! you're done. Wear your new scarf and go out to the store. Or to pickup kids from school. Or just to get the mail at the end of the street. Super easy, right?
If you questions or comments, leave them below. Thanks for sticking with me through this fun tutorial.
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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