Weekend sewing: linen scarves
As you’ll all probably aware by now, I do love an accessory, and particularly a scarf. Are you surprised to hear that the focus of my sewing this weekend was linen scarves?
Scarf 1: A olively/brown Italian linen remnant from Cutting Edge, that had been lurking in the stash for a while, is now the perfect spring scarf.
The linen had been washed, and I quite liked the look of the raw edges, so I trimmed the tangled bits and sewed two lines of stitching 1/8″ and then 1/4″ from each raw edge. I used a narrow stitch length to hopefully stop further unravelling. The result… a quick and satisfying project.
Fabric: Linen remnant from Cutting Edge
Fabric Size: 24″ x 58″ (60cm x 145cm)
Photographs: My dear friend Sharon
Scarf 2: On Saturday morning I spent a blissful hour in Tessuti checking out (read here drooling over) all their new stock. I came home with (amongst other things!) some gauze like linen in an eye-catching blue/green colour. A simple double-fold narrow hem on each of the raw edges and now it’s now being called a scarf! Simple pleasures readers.
And Miss B came to the rescue with an umbrella when it started to rain!