My co-worker Faye and I found some Nani Iro fabric that was begging to become a scarf. How does fabric beg? This fabric was a small piece, it was a scrap. What else to do with it but make a scarf. Nani Iro fabric is a beautiful Japanese fabric. This one is a double gauze so perfect weight for spring. Since the piece we had was 1/2 yard x 44" we had to improvise a bit. So in the pictures you will see 3 colors:
navy shot cotton by Kaffe Fassett
yellow shot cotton by Kaffe Fassett
and white Nani Iro Colorful Pocho fabric
The below directions are for only using 2 fabrics
makes 2 scarves, depending on your width you probably can get 3 scarves
materials: 1 ¾ yards Kaffe Fassett Shot cotton
1 ¾ yards Nani Iro double gauze
Cut one piece of each to be
-63” X 12” shot cotton
- 63” X 12” Nani Iro (I started with one piece Nani of 44" x 12" so I added a piece of yellow shot cotton to make the length 63")
feel free to make your scarf as wide as you want but I think that 11” is a good width not to strangle yourself.
Lay fabric face to face, iron out and pin
Sew ½” seam allowance along 3 sides leaving one short side unsewn
Trim corners at a diagonal
Turn inside out and press side seams, topstitch 3/8” seam allowance
Tuck in raw edges and press
Match short edge to short edge and layer by ½” - basically you are sandwiching the two ends.
Top stitch twice
Wear it wrapped around your neck twice or let it hang loose! I personally like using the 3 pieces of fabric. Not only is it a great way to use up scraps but also adds some color interest. This is a quick project that you can easily do in 1 to 2 hours. Remember prewash that fabric!
Have a great weekend!