This scarf is an easy way to use up fabric in your stash. With a nod to menswear, this scarf has a bit of an ascot look but with a fun pleat to lighten it up. No pattern is needed, you simply cut a couple of rectangles and sew!
- for scarf: 9 1/4” x 29 1/4” piece of fabric
- for pleat: 4” x 8 3/4” piece of fabric
1. Cut the fabric for the pleat, at the dimensions listed above. Fold pleat in half, right sides together. Sew sides and trim seam allowance. Flip to right side and iron flat.
2. Mark 1/2” intervals in the seam allowance.
3. Match up the markings and pin in place. Baste 1/4” from the edge.
4. Iron pleats to lie flat.
5. Pin pleat to the right side end of the scarf fabric. Leave a space of 5/8″ from the side for your seam allowance.
6. Fold scarf fabric over, right sides facing. Sew along the length and the end with the pleat. Leave the opposite end open.
7. Trim seam allowance and open to the right side. Turn in 5/8” at the open end of the scarf and press.
8. Fold the open end of the scarf over 2”, pinning to the fabric, then hand stitch to the inside of the scarf using a catchstitch. Take care not to sew through the right side of the fabric.
Voila! A lovely new scarf for you, or perhaps a friend. Who knew you could make such a nice little scarf from leftover fabric scraps?