1. Square up the ends of both corduroy fabrics with the rotary cutter and ruler on a cutting mat. Then, cut Corduroy Fabric A along the length of the fabric into a strip that measures 7 1/2″ x 72″. Repeat with Corduroy Fabric B.
Note: Because we are cutting the fabric lengthwise, this amount of yardage (2 yards of each corduroy print) will create up to seven finished scarves. Great for holiday gift giving!
6. When you reach the corner, stop the machine 1/4″ from the next side of the strip. Keep the needle down…
and pivot the fabric towards you, so that the machine’s foot is just along the edge of the next side.
Continue sewing along the next side, and repeat this step at every corner to ensure nice points on each of them.
9. Find the section you left unsewn…
You can also use a turning tool or a chopstick to get the corners turned out nicely, but be careful to use it gently so as to avoid poking a hole in the fabric.
11. Turn the edges of the opening in so that they line up with the rest of the scarf, and press with the iron.
Make sure to pivot at the corners just as you did in step 6.
13. When you get back to the beginning of your seam, backstitch to lock the stitches. Remove your scarf from the sewing machine.
And some very simple satin stitches in shades of red and cream. You can embroider as much or as little as you’d like. In my project, I stitched a few areas on the bottom edge of the scarf.
For tips on embroidering, please visit http://www.welovefrenchknots.com/ or your favorite embroidery site.
Heather Jones is a designer and modern quilter. She lives in Cincinnati with her husband, Jeff, and two young children, Aidan and Olivia, who are her biggest supporters as well as her greatest sources of inspiration. Heather founded the Cincinnati chapter of the Modern Quilt Guild and she recently completed her first line of quilting patterns. Three of her original quilts were chosen as winners of the Modern Quilt Guild’s Project Modern Challenges, a year-long national quilting competition. For more information on Heather and her work, please visit her blog at www.oliveandollie.com.
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Lynn is Director of Consumer Services with Coats & Clark.