Cute Holiday Scarf (and Dog)!
So, I’m a little partial about the cute dog part, but I think I’m darn cute! My owner has made me a cute holiday scarf, that is reversible. I’m a big girl (not fat, just big!), so it requires 1/2 yard of fabric to make me a scarf. You can buy two fat-quarters, since they are generally about 18 x 22″.
Fold the fabric up from the bottom to make a triangle, and cut along the bias. Use two fabrics for a reversible scarf. It’s really easier to have awesome finished edges using two fabrics!
Sew the two fabrics together, with wrong sides together, leaving about 3″ open along one edge. HINT: leave the opening on one of the two shorter sides. They are straight of grain, and easier to close later. My owner used a 1/2″ seam allowance for the sewing.
Once the two fabrics are sewn together (with the 3″ opening on one of the straight edges), clip the three corners so there isn’t as much seam allowance, and turn the scarf to the right side. Use a bodkin, or a knitting needle to push out the corners so they are nice. Press the scarf, and, at the opening, turn the seam allowances inside, so when your human presses it, the opening is invisible.
If you have a 1/4″ seam allowance foot, put it on your machine and topstitch all around the triangle. If not, just make a visual line on the scarf or sewing machine foot, and topstitch, making sure you are sewing through the edges you turned in on the opening.
Press one more time and you’ve got an easy and super cute reversible dog scarf! For YOUR super cute dog!
Check out all of our DIY Christmas projects on Create Whimsy.