How to make a neckerchief

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How to make a neckerchief
Thre is an unlimited amount of fabric choices for your handmade neckerchiefs. (store display of fabric image by Joyce Wilkes from

Neckerchiefs are popular accessories that come in a variety of patterns. Making your own neckerchief is an activity that requires minimal sewing skills. With thousands of fabric patterns readily available on the market, your choices for hand-sewn neckerchiefs are endless. Handmade neckerchiefs make ideal inexpensive gifts, prizes or craft show items -- plan on making several for gift giving.

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Things you need

  • 40 by 40 cm (16 inch by 16 inch) cotton fabric piece
  • Scissors
  • Iron
  • Needle
  • Straight pins
  • Tape measure
  • Thread
  • Sewing machine

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  1. 1

    Cut a square of cotton fabric 40 cm by 40 cm (16 inches by 16 inches). Iron the square flat to remove all wrinkles.

  2. 2

    Lay the fabric on its right side on the ironing board, with the wrong side facing up. Turn over a hem 6 mm (1/4 inch) all the way around the perimeter of the square, ironing it into place as you go.

  3. 3

    Fold over again 6 mm (1/4 inch) all around the perimeter of the square, ironing in place as you go. Use a few straight pins to secure the hem after ironing.

  4. 4

    Use a straight stitch on the sewing machine to sew the hem down. Iron again after completing the hem. Trim any stray threads with the scissors.

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