Summer is the perfect time for sewing a simple headscarf. This scarf works well for little ones and mamas alike, and includes a lovely little embroidered detail and some personal creative touch.
32” x 26” piece of cotton fabric
84 inches of cotton bias binding
To begin, fold fabric in half.
Cut out 2 triangular shapes using the measurements on the photo above.
Place one of the fabric triangles in an embroidery hoop and draw a design using a fabric pen or soft pencil.
Enjoy this part! Sketch a few ideas out on paper first. When embroidering, experiment with different techniques and stitches.
These are examples of free hand embroidery designs.
When your design is complete pin the two triangular pieces of fabric right sides together, leaving the top edge open.
Sew the two sides at a 1/4″ seam allowance, leaving the top open so you can turn your work right side out before sewing on the bias binding ties.
Tip: It is helpful to keep the wrong-side of your embroidery as neat as possible to prevent threads showing through on thinner cottons.
Turn the scarf right side out and press carefully under a dishcloth or towel to protect your embroidered design.
Next cut two pieces of bias binding, each measuring 42” in length.
Find the middle point along the top of your scarf and the middle point of your binding and pin from center outward. Make sure the two pieces of binding are wrong sides together and are encasing the raw top edge of your scarf.
I have used a machine embroidery stitch and then a secure running stitch along the bottom of the binding to ensure that the edges are sealed but two parallel running stitches along both edges of the binding would work just as well.
My girl Matilda thinks it’s perfect to wear for playing in the park or pottering in the garden.
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