Sew a layered scarf
Katherine Cordero | Date posted: February 8th, 2012
Don’t let long scraps of fabric go to waste—use them to make a pretty layered scarf. Try using various fabrics for different styles and textures. Choose silk for an elegant look, wool for a warm winter scarf and cotton for a light spring scarf.
- Scraps of fabric (at least 7″ (18 cm) wide and 30″ (76 cm) to 60″ (152 cm) long)
- Ribbon, trim, or lace
Step 1: To create a layered effect take three strips of fabric, cut to different lengths and trim the ends at various angles. (The strips can be made up of multiple pieces to add length).
Step 2: You can serge or use a zig-zag stitch to finish the raw edges or simply leave them raw depending on the desired style.
Step 3: Pin two pieces right sides together and sew edges. Repeat with the third piece, adding it on to the other two.
Step 4: Now that your scarf is finished, it is ready to be embellished. Add ribbon, trim or lace to the edges and on top of the connecting seams. You can leave a tail of ribbon on both sides to add to the layers.