I shared this on kojo designs a few weeks ago. I wanted to repost it before Christmas in case you need a really quick and easy last minute gift for a BOY!
One of my favorite things about having guys in my life is dressing them up as much as they will let me. Guy clothes are really so fun! I converted my husband to scarves this fall. I wrapped one around his neck and he said “Woah, my neck is so warm!” …Woah, amazing! He sure has been missing out.
This tutorial is for a scarf with just 1 yard of fabric. It’s really the easiest kind of project! I’ll scale it down for you for a little guy, too with 1/2 yard. I have a little trick so it’s not wrapped around his neck. Let’s get to it!
I used a true plaid for this, but you can use anything soft and warm. (A true plaid is one that is made with different colored threads, making it a reversible fabric. A fake plaid is just printed.) Also think flannel, knits, corduroy. Anything that you think would be cozy around your neck!
For the adult size scarf you need just 1 yard of 42″ fabric. If you have it straight off the bolt, it will be folded in half at the top. Cut along the fold line, so you will have two pieces. They’ll be about 26″ tall by 1 yard long.
Pin those two pieces together at the short sides and sew at 3/8″. Press the seam flat.
Next fold your fabric in half longways, with the wrong sides (with the seam allowance) facing outward.
Clip the corners of your seam allowance, then turn your scarf right sides out and press.
Pin together and topstitch the whole edge, backstitching at each end. Top stitch the other end also.
To make it look like a wrapped scarf, tack the edges by folding them in and using a needle and thread to sew the layers together. This is optional though, just if you don’t want it hanging down.
I sure love my guys! They’re pretty cute, huh?
Did you make anything for guys for Christmas?
Simple Simon & Co
I think I would steal it from my hubby too much! I love plaid….it’s the 80’s in me.
Plaid just brings out the Knee High Socks in me.. I love this and will have to make a couple for our boys… would love for you to share this here http://shoprubyjean.com/2011/12/sew-crafty-tuesday-linky-party1/
Very cute! How fun, I might even be able to try this, now that I taught myself to sew a straight line with a machine. :) stopping by from TT&J
Twigs and Twirls
I loved this Kate. I actually made some for holiday gifts. I posted my version on my blog with a link to your tutorial. Thank you for the inspiration. You make sewing look so easy.