I love scarves. They can make an ordinary t-shirt extraordinary. But the perfect scarf is hard to find. What if I told you that you could make the perfect scarf in an hour or less using an ordinary flour sack towel? The loosely woven, 100% cotton flour sack is perfect for a soft, flowing, easy to dye scarf.
Fast and smart at less than $3.00, your flour-sack scarf can be dyed, embellished, or even heirloomed!
Have fun with the embroidery stitches built into your sewing machine to create a one-of-a-kind lovely scarf!
1 flour sack towel (available in kitchen towel section of major retailers)
Coordinating thread with matching bobbins
Sulky Solvy (heavy)
Cut towel in half
Sew or serge strips together, end to end to create one 60” long flour sack strip
Steam press newly created 60” strip
Serge or narrow hem long edges of scarf
Cut a strip of sulky solvy heavyweight the same width and length as your scarf
Place sulky solvy strip beneath flour sack strip
Choose your first stitch pattern
Determine where you want your first line of stitching, mark a measurement on your machine bed
Continue adding lines of stitching changing colors if you wish, until you are happy with your results!
Note: using your quilting guide bar can be helpful when you begin stitching the center lines of your creation.
Notes while sewing
Note: It’s very helpful to have digital movies to watch as you sew. Each scarf took a total of 3 hours to sew! That’s four episodes of “Lie to Me” and four episodes of “Justified”
I set my I-phone on top of my machine, turn on Netflix and sew.
Serge, narrow hem or add trim to ends of scarf
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