Make Do Monday – How to make a headscarf
Have you got some scrap fabric lying around at home? Why not turn it in to a scarf and brighten up a bad hair day.
At last years show I learnt from the Blitz Buddies 1940s fashion show that hair snoods and headscarves were not just fashionable, they were also practical and protected women from getting their hair caught in machinery at work. Until I’ve figured out how to crochet a hair snood/net I thought I’d share this easy pattern for a scarf!
Apart from a sewing machine you will need:
- a piece of fabric of your choice which is approximately 90×20 cm.
- some cotton thread
- a pair of scissors
- some pins and one hand sewing needle
1. Start by cutting your scarf, either against a folded edge or two pieces of the same length. Cut the ends on an angle like the picture below.
2. Pin your pieces with the right side together and stitch about 1 cm from the edge all the way around your raw edges, leaving a hole of about 5 cm (see pic below).
3. Remove all of your pins and turn the scarf outside in. Use the end of a pen or knitting needles to get your pointy ends neat and give the scarf a press with an iron on low heat.
4. Now thread your needle and close the hole that you left with some stitches along the edge and your are done!
Now learning how to tie it, is another challenge!