Use flannel for a cozy scarf, or light and drapey lawn for an elegant summer scarf. Click here for a downloadable PDF to print. 

You'll need:

  1. Two (2) metres of medium weight fabric such as quilting cotton, double gauze, or lawn
  2. Matching thread
  3. Pins
  4. Fabric scissors or rotary cutter

Note: Seam allowances are ½ inch unless otherwise indicated."Right" and "Wrong" side are also referred to as the "outside" and "inside" of the fabric.

Here's what you do:

1. Cut off the selvedge edges of the fabric.

Cut selvedge off fabric

2. Fold the fabric in half lengthwise, with right sides together.

3. Pin and stitch the long side of the rectangle, using a 1/2 inch seam allowance. Remember to backstitch at the beginning and end of your stitching.

4. Reach your hand through the length of the tube you've just sewn and pull one end through to meet the other through the centre so that the raw edges meet. There will be a fold on one side of the tube and two layers of raw edges on the other. The wrong sides of the fabric will still be facing out.

5. Match the seams and pin all around the raw edges of the tube (ensuing that you don't pin all four layers together). You should still be able to push your hand through the centre of the tube.

6. Using the free arm on your sewing machine, sew all around the edges of the tube, leaving 3 to 5 inches unstitched. Remember to backstitch at the beginning and end of your stitching.

7. Reach through the 3 to 5 inch hole, grab the right side of the fabric and pull the scarf right side out.

8. Hand or machine stitch the hole closed and wear (or gift) your new scarf with pride! Well done!