Sunday, June 20, 2010

Underscarf/ Headband

These are easy sewing projects that can be very rewarding. Not only can you choose a fabric that you find pleasing, but you also can choose from limitless patterns and sizing options. Below is a quick guide to making and sizing an under scarf. These are a few that I have finished recently:

1. You will need to select a fabric, please keep in mind fabrics that have stretch in them are most suitable.

2. Cut your fabric to size. One side should be about 21 inches and the other should be the desired length of you scarf plus 4 inches; so if you want your finished project to give 13 inches of coverage (that will cover your full head of hair) then you should cut the fabric 21” by 17”.

3. You now need to fold back the 17” piece 4 inches. Sew this piece into place, if you have a serger than before completing this step serger both 21” sides for a cleaner finished project.

4. With the right sides of the fabric together sew or serge the raw edges to make a tube.

Once you turn it inside out then it should look something like this:

The head opening on an underscarf should be about 10 inches, the one pictured above has a 9 inch opening but is made of very stretchy fabric. To just make a headband you can cut 20” by 9” piece of fabric. With wrong sides together sew or serge the long piece together. Turn the tube inside out and sew or serge the rectangle into a tube. You can add decorative stitching or appliques to dress up a plain band : )

Let me know what you think...I will try to add step by step pictures soon, hope you enjoy this basic pattern.


Fatihah said...

Salam sista! I came across your blog through Polyvore (my username is SushiZombie) and I must say this headband post is extremely useful mashaAllah! Such a headband like this virtually doesn't exist in where I live -that is Jakarta, Indonesia. I've bookmarked this page and I'm going to give this a try and I'll let you know how it comes out inshaAllah. Thank you mucho for the beneficial post!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Sama Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ said...

Salaam, shukran. Please feel free to email me if you come into any question, this is one of the accessory patterns I use most often (followed probably by arm-sleeves). If you would like to see anything else posted, let me know : )