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Sewing: Week Eighteen DIY Buff

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Diy buff – the perfect way to beat the heat and keep your fringe out of your face on those hot summer days. Or, if you’re travelling like me, it’s really hot right now!

Here’s the funny thing about these buffs. I don’t actually feel that confident in wearing them, yet one of the girls I work with pulls them off so effortlessly – I’m jealous. So, I came up with this plan of making them and wearing them while travelling off the continent. Then, that way, I would become comfortable wearing them and it wouldn’t seem so odd back here in Canada – plus, it would keep my cool in the heat – and they are!

These are so easy to make – you’re basically making a really small infinity scarf.

What You Need

  • 1 piece of jersey or rayon that measures 16 by 14 (smaller or bigger depending on your head)
  • serger
  • matching thread
  • scissors
  • pins

First, measure out your fabric. You’ll want the 16 inches to be the measurement along the direction of the fabric that has the most stretch. Try it around your head to see if it’ll work. Too tight? Too lose? Adjust accordingly.

diy Buff: 3ten.ca

Fold in half, right sides together and serge.

diy Buff: 3ten.ca

Then, fold it in on it’s self, right sids together, and match up the ends. Pin. Serge and leave a small hole to turn the buff right side out.

diy Buff: 3ten.ca

See how small my hole is? Also, just a tip, make sure you leave the hole on the inside, so by the cross-directional seam, that way it’s well hidden.

diy Buff: 3ten.ca

Slip stitch it up and you’re all set!

diy Buff: 3ten.ca

Time to wear it – the great thing is, too, that you can fold these ones in half and make them smaller. They are actually quite versatile.

diy Buff: 3ten.ca

diy Buff: 3ten.ca

diy Buff: 3ten.ca

Smile big and happy buff wearing. I hope you’re enjoying the 52 weeks of sewing as much as I am! See you again soon.

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