The DIY Circle Scarf tutorial vid is finally up! As promised, I want to teach you everything you need to know to make your own. You will need to know:
For those that will be sewing the entire project by hand:
A few things worth mentioning:
- For mine, I used 2 yards of fabric. (I highly recommend this especially if you’re using a non-stretchy fabric and to double-wrap it comfortably around your neck.)
- If you are hand sewing your scarf as a beginner, just know that you will have to re-thread your needle several times since you are working with a lot of fabric – this is normal. When you are close to running out of thread on your needle, simply knot-off, re-thread your needle, and continue where you left off.
- New sewers: 45″ is an common fabric bolt width and you won’t have any trouble finding it. My fabric was originally 58″ in width and I cut it down when I got home. When shopping for your fabric, don’t hesitate to ask any of the ladies at the fabric cutting counter if you need help. That’s why they are there!
- If you decide to use a jersey or another stretchy type of fabric, definitely use the back stitch if sewing by hand. The overlapping stitches not only provide strength, but it adds flexibility when the fabric is stretched during use. If you are using a sewing machine, be sure to stretch the fabric slightly as you sew. This also ensures that you don’t start popping stitches if you stretch your scarf a lot during use.
- Some fabrics (like most jersey) don’t have an obvious right and wrong side. If thats the case, just designate one side as right and the other as wrong.
- If you are curious, I used non-stretchy rayon fabric for my circle scarf.
Alright kids. So that should be it! If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment or shoot me a message. And if you make one of these for yourself, please do send me a link!! I’d love to see it 🙂