This vintage floral scarf was inspired by the fabric – I found it in the cutoff section (still at regular price) and there was just around 1 yard. So worth it. If you’re looking to re-create something similar, look for old bedsheets, table cloths or even a thrift store dress – the fabric will be well worn and perfect.
What You Need
- floral fabric (about 1 yard)
- matching thread
- 20-24 inches of elastic
First – I had to improvise and cut the fabric in half. My finished measurements are 72 inches long by 10 inches wide.
So, cut the fabric in half in it’s short, like mine.
Next, fold the fabric in half, like a hot dog, and measure in about 10-12 inches. Cut from the outside to the fold – you’ll create a nice point. Repeat on the other side, too.
Now, stitch both sides together to create the long scarf.
Serge all around, leaving a small hole to turn the scarf right side out. Before you do turn it right side out, however, get your elastic and sew a piece on to each curved end. Be sure to stretch out the elastic as you sew – and use your zig-zag stitch on your machine. This will create the vintage puckering or pull at the ends.
Turn the scarf right side out, press, and stitch up the hole.
Now get ready to wear it out!
Happy Thursday. Sew up.