I am a big scarf fan. My favorite shape to wear is the triangle shaped scarf. I love how I can point the centre of the triangle at my front and wrap the ends around and leave them dangling or tie them up in front. Recently I decided my wardrobe was lacking in lighter weight, cotton versions of these. I have plenty of cotton rectangular scarves, but I find them a bit bulky and wanted some triangular scarves. I have plenty knitted versions so I decided to pull out the sewing machine. A quick peek in my fabric stash and bingo! I realised this would be the perfect use for some gorgeous ship fabric I have been wondering what to do with for a few years now.
Keeping the top edge straight, I cut a triangle out approx 42 cm deep and 195 cm long, tapering from the ends to the centre point.
I decided to get fancy and had my first go at sewing bias binding, after reading this handy how to. Red to clash nicely with my pink fabric.
The stripy fabric scarf is reconstructed from a beautiful scarf I bought on Etsy and found I didn’t wear because of the rectangular shape…holding my breath I cut out the same shape as the ship scarf and decided to had sew a hem on this one. I didn’t need to sew the straight line at the top as I maintained the original edge from the shawl there.
Voila, so simple and now I have 2 new scarves in the perfect shape. I have some more ideas to explore so I’ll be back with another fabric scarf post soon.
what is your favourite scarf shape?