Hi everyone, as many of you know I’m crazily sewing costumes for my shop. But I wanted to let you know I wrote up a cool tutorial for a hooded scarf that I’m really proud of and am sharing it over at Some Day Crafts. I hope you head on over and check it out they’re quick and easy and would make great gifts for those people you don’t know what to give to.
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Today I want to share a quick and easy tutorial for how to make your own hooded scarf. These are great because before things get too cold you can wear them with a light jacket or cardigan to boost your warmth. Or if you’re anything like me they are the perfect solution to those adorable, but hoodless winter coats. You can easily make the pattern for adults or kiddos. This year I think all the guys in our family will be getting one of these (they can be so hard to shop for).
What You’ll Need
- 1/2 yard fabric for the outside (you can use anything you like)
- 1/2 yard fleece
- either a hood piece from a sewing pattern or a hoodie that you can trace to make your own hood pattern.
What To Do
- First either find a hood piece from a pattern you have or grab your favorite hoodie fold it in half and then trace about an inch around it to make yourself a hood pattern. It doesn’t need to be exact, hoods are really flexible.
- Cut two hood pieces and 1 scarf piece (the scarf pieces I cut were 5 inches by the length of the fabric so in my case 5×44 and 5x 50) out of the main fabric and the fleece. Your fleece may be longer than your other fabric which is totally fine. If that’s the case just lay the shorter one on top of the longer one and cut the longer one down so they are the same size.
- Sew, right sides together the two fabric hood pieces together around the curve (the part that would go down the middle of your head. Do the same with the fleece.
- Try the hood on and see what you think. If you like a more fitted hood you can do what I did and sew across the point of the hood on each. Do this on a sewing machine so you can unpick if you don’t like how it looks. Try it on and if you like it with the line sewn across cut off the extra nub at the top.This is totally optional but I like the shape better.
- Now pin the center of the scarf piece to the center seam of the hood (right sides together) sew the hood piece to the scarf piece. Do the same with the fleece.
- You should now have two hooded scarves.
- Next pin the two hooded scarves right sides together.
- Sew around all the edges leaving one of the skinny ends open.
- Right side out out everything.
- Close up the hole by tucking the ends under a little and sewing close and iron the the hooded scarf (it’s best to iron from the main fabric side (not the fleece side).
You can wear it wrap style like the top picture, tied, or with the hood down completely. I sewed a lot of this on my serger but since all the seams are enclosed you can do it all on a regular sewing machine. I’d love to know if you try this out and definitely would love to see pictures. And I hope you’ll stop by my blog and say hi.