ScarfWeek2015-Logo1Just as my wrist scarf was a perfect project for T-Shirt-Yarn scraps this is a great project for all the fabric scraps we have at home! The things you need:

  • fabric scraps in colors you like together
  • some ribbon (maybe also scraps)
  • needle & thread or a sewing machine

patchworkscarf2Sadly I don’t have that much great photos of the whole process because I had someone waiting for its scarf and not understanding, why I would need photos! The one above & right is mine, the original, but I don’t have process photos of that one. And I didn’t had time to get a decent pic of the purple one, once it was finished…

But it is really easy to sew this one (and also kind of a version for the lazy sewer aka. me), so you will hopefully still understand what I did.
Let’s start:

The first thing you do is to sew all your fabric together to form a long piece.Right side on right side, piece by piece.

floral &  checkered fabric already sewn, next is the polka dot fabric

floral & checkered fabric already sewn, next is the polka dot fabric

At second, fold it over & sew togethee, again left side up. Now you have a tube with both ends open, right? Good!

patchwork-step2 patchwork-step3Now turn the whole things over to have the right side outside just the way you want to wear it.

At last, take one end, fold the fabric a bit inside and then put the other end inside this first end. Sew over all four layers of the fabric at once – this seam will not look that great, and that’s where the ribbon get’s it gig: Lay it on top of the seam, sew again! You will less likely notive a seam on a ribbon then on the fabric (at least if you chose the right color of thread…).

patchwork-step4 patchwork-step5 patchwork-step6 patchwork-step7You can see that I added some more ribbons on my (original, above) scarf, just get creative! Here you can use all the little scraps that serve no other purpose – fabric as well as ribbons! Also, of course, you can adjust the length to whatever you want to have :)

Have fun sewing!

Want More Scarf Week Inspiration?

10 D.I.Y. Scarves for Sewists  |  Here are 10 do-able projects, many of which are beginner level, where you can stitch your way to your own D.I.Y. scarf!  We've got neck scarves, head scarves, scarves for kiddos and babies...and and this is just one of FIVE inspirational themes during the Second Annual Scarf Week. Let's get scarfy!

Quick and Easy Knit Infinity Scarf by It Happens in a Blink Simplest DIY Lace Infinity Scarf by The Southern Couture Sewing a Patchwork Loop Scarf by It Was Weekend How to Make a Bandana Scarf for Baby by Burlap & Babies Upcycled Scrappy Scarf by Lucky Scarf Lace Trimmed Jersey Knit Scarf by One Dog Woof Scrap-Busting Children's Scarf With Pockets by Crafty Bonds Easy to Sew DIY Two-Sided Scarf by Apron Strings & Other Things Kids Infinity Scarf by The Crafting Nook Wire Head Scarf Tutorial for the Beginner Sewist by The Thinking Closet Image Map

Click the images above or links below to check ’em out.

1.  Quick and Easy Knit Infinity Scarf by It Happens in a Blink

2.  Simplest DIY Lace Infinity Scarf by The Southern Couture

3.  Sewing a Patchwork Loop Scarf by It Was Weekend

4.  How to Make a Bandana Scarf for Baby by Burlap & Babies

5.  Upcycled Scrappy Scarf by Lucky Scarf

6.   Lace Trimmed Jersey Knit Scarf by One Dog Woof

7.  Scrap-Busting Children’s Scarf With Pockets by Crafty Bonds

8.  Easy to Sew DIY Two-Sided Scarf by Apron Strings & Other Things

9.  Kids Infinity Scarf by The Crafting Nook

10.  Wire Head Scarf Tutorial for the Beginner Sewist by The Thinking Closet

Coming Soon….

ScarfWeek2015-RecAlso, don’t forget that there are two more days coming, both filled with endless scarf-inspiration! Come back tomorrow to see my next scarf tutorial!

To access all 5 days of Scarf Week, visit our co-coordinators, Lauren from The Thinking Closet and Vanessa from Tried & True.  They’ll be updating their posts with the clickable collages as they go live this week.  And you can also follow along with our hashtag, #ScarfWeek2015.