So my mom lives too far for me to make anything for her, and also she doesn't wear scarves in summer.
But I thought you guys might like to make one for your mom on mother's day. So here's a tutorial for an easy breezy summer scarf.
What I love about scarves is that they are the perfect gift for most people and they are a very open-ended project. You can make one regardless of what skill level you're at. They are very forgiving in the sense that a couple of stitches here and there wouldn't make a big difference. The embellishment possibilities are practically endless and you can use so many different types of fabrics, which will give so many different results but will still look good.
So here's my tutorial for Summer Scarf made with a loose weave fabric. I have used this jute fabric to make it, but you can use pretty much any fabric which is loosely woven.
Supplies: For scarf body
Loosely woven fabric : 41 inches X 36 inches
Emboridery Floss in a matching or contrast color: 1 skein
Narrow Satin Ribboon : 3-4 yards
Embroidery Floss in contrasting colors
Upholstery needle. Or any needle with a big eye to thread satin ribbon through.
Now lets make our scarf:
Cut two pieces from fabric. Length 41 X Width 15 inches.
Cut two more pieces. Length 7.5 inches X width 15 inches.
Now sew the two bigger pieces ( right sides together) at their smaller (width) sides. Here's what you will
have at this point
Now serge the two smaller pieces at their 15 inch end ( only one side) and sew them on the main fabric at the ends. The serged side should be on top, and the raw end should line up with the raw end of main fabric.
If you don't have a serger you can just sew it on and secure it with a zigzag stitch so it wont fray.
but if you look really hard you will see a sort of line going diagonally from near top left to bottom right.
Now use this narrow line as a guide and hand sew a stitch like this.
Once you have stitched across the width, pickout the threads from the end of the fabric from upto this stitch.
When you pick out the threads from the inner layer you may notice that some of the threads go beyond the hand-stitched line. Thats because you picked out only the thread from first layer so only on that layer hand-stitching is aligned on the grain. But don't worry it doesn't matter. Just pick out all the threads even if they end up crossing the hand-stitching. Now you'll have nice and dense tassels at the ends of scarf.