Today, May 4th is Star Wars Day, and in celebration of that, here is a quick tutorial for a Star Wars themed accessory you can wear without feeling too out of place.
This was so easy! Once I picked out the fabric, the whole process was over in 30 minutes. I used cotton which is a little easier to work with, but doesn't drape as nicely as some others types would. If you use a knit or something silkier, it may take longer because you'll need to take a little more care with the fabric.
- 2 yards of fabric of choice
- Ruler or measuring tape
- Sewing Machine
Step 1: Measure and Mark the Width
Decide how wide you want the scarf to be; I made mine 8 inches wide leaving about 1/2 an inch for the hem. Tip: Leave the fabric folded and measure from the fold, so you only have to sew one seam
Step 2: Cut
Cut down the line from the measurements you made.
Step 3: Turn and Pin the Edges
Turn the fabric inside out and pin the edges so they don't move while you're trying to sew them.
Step 4: Sew the Seam
Sew along the edge until you have an inside-out fabric tube.
Step 5: Turn and Iron the Ends
Turn the tube right side out, and iron the cut edges flat. This will help keep things together for the final seam.
Step 6: Sew Two Ends Together and Wear!
Sew the two raw edges together making as small of an seam as possible. Flip seam to the inside of the scarf, and it's ready to wear!
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