My Snappy Scarf

Some of you know by now that I’m going to Finland, Sweden & Norway for three weeks in October with my sister and Grandparents. So I decided that I needed to make a scarf for my trip, so I could stay  nice and warm.

Photo 2015-09-05, 1 15 39 PM

And then, I loved it so much I made 4 more.

Photo 2015-09-09, 10 25 50 AM

So I thought that I’d write up a quick tutorial on how I made these scarves. You can find it in PDF HERE!

Or, here’s the quick instructions:

Supplies:
  • 80cm lightweight woven fabric (quilting cotton, voile, rayon, or similar), approximately 42” wide
  • 40cm “warm” fabric (minky, fireside, fleece, cotton knit or similar), approximately 60”wide
  • 1 pkg pre-made 1” quilt binding, or make your own (about 1m)
  • 8 snaps (I used Babyville plastic snaps, though metal snaps will also work)
  • Snap pliers
  • Matching thread
  • Sewing machine
  • Rotary cutting equipment or scissors
Instructions
  1. From the woven fabric cut 2 width-of-fabric 13 ½” wide strips.
  2. From the warm fabric, cut 1 width-of-fabric 13 ½” wide strip.
  3. Sew the two woven fabric strips together along the short edge to make one long strip.
  4. Layer the woven fabric strip and the warm fabric strip right sides together.
  5. Trim to the same length (as long as possible).
  6. Pin fabrics together, and sew along both long edges.
  7. Turn right sides out and press.
  8. Top stitch both long edges.
  9. Apply quilt binding to both short edges.
  10. Apply snaps to quilt binding. Measure 1” up from one edge, then space the rest of the snaps 1 ½” apart.
  11. Wear your new scarf!

In case you’re wondering, my scarves are made out of 100% cotton quilting fabric for the outside, and Fireside on the inside. 4 of 5 five scarves are Art Gallery Fabrics, including the two picture here!

Later days!
Kathleen.

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2 responses to “My Snappy Scarf

  1. Oh my gosh! I’m so jealous of your trip! We’ve been hoping to make it to Finland for the last 3 years but can’t swing it quite yet. Have a great time! Your scarf looks fantastic!

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