Tutorial: Make a silk scarf
Fall is the perfect time of year for extra-long, colorful silk scarves that can be tied in a big floppy neck bow. This scarf would be particularly awesome with a matching skirt and little jacket or sweater. It’s made in silk charmeuse, which shows off saturated colors so well. And depending on how you tie it, you can emphasize the shiny side or the matte.
This version utilizes a french seam connecting two long pieces of fabric, which means it uses a small amount of yardage. The edges of all four sides have a hand rolled hem. Now, I won’t lie, a hand rolled hem takes time. But it has such a wonderfully soft, handmade look, like something from an old-fashioned tailor or dressmaker.
First, you need about half a yard of silk charmeuse. From this, cut two long strips: 1/2 yard long, by about 10 inches wide. You may choose to vary the width to make a wide or narrow scarf.
Next, piece the two strips end to end, following the tutorial How to create a french seam.
Last, hem all four sides, following the tutorial How to create a hand rolled hem.
Wear it wrapped around your neck several times, or tie in a big bow. You can even use this as an obi-style belt, or tie it in your hair.