Designer: Jennifer Keltner
Scarves have graduated from wintertime accessories to anytime must-haves.
- 1 yard red stripe fabric*
- 3⁄4 yard woven cotton linen
- Size 5 embroidery needle
- Valdani perle cotton: size 8 (M43–variegated multicolor reds)
*Note: Because the stripe on our fabric ran parallel to the selvage, extra yardage was required to allow for only one seam. If not using a directional or stripe fabric, you could buy only 3⁄4 yard.
FINISHED SCARF: 631⁄2×121⁄2”
Measurements include 1⁄4” seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.
From each fabric, cut:
- 2—13×32″ rectangles, noting direction of stripes (along 32″ length)
1. With right sides together, sew 1⁄4” seam along one short end of red stripe rectangle to make one long strip that is 13×631⁄2” Press seams open.
2. Repeat Step 1 for woven cotton linen rectangles.
3. Layer red stripe strip and woven cotton linen strip with right sides together. Sew 1⁄4” seam on each long edge. Leave short ends unstitched. Turn right side out and press. If you like, place pins along some of the red stripes to keep layers together while hand sewing.
4. Using a size 5 embroidery needle, thread approximately 18″ of perle cotton and tie a knot. Starting on the red stripe fabric side of scarf, about 1⁄2” from end, stitch with a long running stitch along a stripe. When you run out of thread, finish with a knot on the red strip side and begin again with another length of perle cotton.
5, Repeat Step 1 to sew along as many stripes as you want.
6. Pull out a few threads on each unfinished edge to create a frayed finish.