I needed a win and a finish for me!
And I was able to provide a little self care and make something for myself!
And I was able to use almost all of this fabulous knit fabric.
I love it! Especially now that it is winter here in Seattle.
I have made many scarves using this method,
in many different fabrics.
This is a soft, fuzzy, poly knit fabric I purchased at Joann's.
I bought it to make a long sweater jacket with my
Lilac Easy Wrap sewing pattern. (I will do a post on this soon)
After cutting out the sweater and this scarf to be,
this is what I had left over!
Here is the finished scarf!
Leftover piece...perfect for a scarf!
These end edges are finished, so I am leaving them as they are.
I did cut out the pattern, and found I had this 15"+ piece left over.
I had already decided to work on the jacket the next day.
But I had some energy left, and I know how important it is to make a little
something for yourself. That helps me to focus on the next project,
when I can give myself some creative time.
The sweater fabric is almost 65" wide.
Generally I like scarves around 80", cause I like to wrap.
But, I checked and knew I could make this work.
The fabric by itself did not need to be lined.
I love being able to edge fabric to finish it.
I use this same technique to finish the top edges of my pockets.
I had this fabric to use for binding the edge,
but I knew I would need to throw a little extra binding into make sure
to cover all raw edges. I keep leftovers binding fabrics
for occasions like this!!
Binding fabric strips are cut at 1-7/8" wide.
Here is the fun mix of fabrics for binding!
Then I cut it at the 45 degree angle to join the pieces.
1/4" seam sewn, seams pressed open.
Then I use a bias tape folder to iron the binding.
A 1-7/8" straight grain cut will easily feed thru.
Ironing the binding in half.
I love this trick.
I put the needle down, and it will act as a third hand.
I sew a 3-4" tail, that will knot to finish.
Using the needle as a third hand,
while I use my 2 hands to insert the raw fabric edge.
Yes, that is bright neon coral thread,
my gut told me I needed to have some fun here.
I think it works because the neon mixes well with the neutrals!
I take my time and insert the raw edge into the binding, then sew it into place & repeat!
Here is the end with another tail that will be knotted.
Then I knot close to the end,
and cut off at an angle.
And here it is.
Remember to give yourself selfcare too!
Thank-you for reading, I hope it inspires you too!💗