|Pattern Description: These are scarves made from rectangles of fabric. The first two grayish scarves are about 60" long. The third, printed one (also shown as the gallery thumbnail for this review) is a loop that is about 30" around. All are between 9 and 12" wide (finished width) and the initial rectangles were cut about 60"x22", 60"x18", and 30"x24" respectively.|
The first one was just a big tube, sewn right sides together and then turned right sides out. That way, all the cut edges were enclosed, except that I left the selvedge edges free on the short ends (the ones that hang down and that you might put fringe on, if it were a knit scarf).
The second one continued with the tube idea, but then I sewed the two short ends together to make a loop. Unfortunately, I didn't take any pictures of the process, but after the fact I found this video which describes almost exactly the same process. (I actually sewed the entire long edge and then did the end joining partly by hand, if that makes any sense, but I think her way is easier.)
The third one was a shorter version of the circular scarf, but this time I put a twist into the tube before I sewed the short ends together.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? This was a way to use up fabric pieces that weren't big enough to do much with, but that I still wanted to use for something.
Fabric Used: Boiled wool, viscose/wool/angora jersey, and (probably viscose) jersey print.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I might sew more of these since I often end up with 18-24" of fabric left over at the end of a stash project. I would recommend this to others if you have a similar situation or if you want more scarves for your wardrobe.