There are many ways to make a neck scarf using organic jersey knit fabric, including cutting a simple, long rectangle as the scarf or sewing that rectangle into a tube for a more modern look. Fashion a neck scarf that can be worn in a variety of ways with a demonstration from an eco-friendly fashion designer in this free video on making clothes.
Hi, I'm Tolly Moseley and I'm Rene Geneva and you can check us out at ecochicclothing.com. "So Rene, what I really want is a neck scarf." I am so excited because there are three ways that to make a neck scarf and they're all so easy. I'm going to show them all to you. "Great." The tools that we have for you today are: scissors, pins, a measuring tape and a sewing machine. The first thing to determine is if we're making a traditional rectangle neck scarf; how long would you like it? "I like my scarfs to be pretty big and pretty long so I can layer them and loop them several different ways." Okay. So this type of measuring tape actually comes in handy because you can take it and put it around your neck like you would a scarf and determine the length. "Awesome. It's cool because I actually wear measuring tape anyway, so." Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha. "Okay, actually this is exactly like what I would like my, the length that I would like my scarf." Sixty inches? "So, sixty inches." Okay, sixty inches is a pretty traditional length and seventy two inches is actually pretty traditional length as well. "Okay." So we'll start with the sixty. Because you want it sixty inches; the first thing I would do is measure the first thirty inches. "Okay." And today we're using a bamboo jersey and when you work with jersey, because the edges don't fray; you don't actually need to sew the edges. "Nice." And one really nice thing about jersey as well is that the edges curl a little bit. You can see how it curls and so, by not finishing the edges, it actually gives it a cute look. The next thing we're going to do is we're going to measure this and I think twelve inches looks right. What do you think? "Yeah, will that make a pretty wide scarf?" It will, it'll be a little more versatile. "That's perfect." So you have; you can mark it twelve inches all the way down or you can do the fast way; or, or you could do it the Rene way and what I do is I cut; I cut at the twelve or however wide we want it and then I actually take the fabric and fold it over. And then I cut following that line; and then I fold it over and I cut and cut. "It's a pretty tailored short cut; short cut." Yeah, it saves a lot of time. "Okay." Then from here you can cut, I'm sorry. So here's scarf one. "Okay." "How does it look?" Oh, I like it. See these edges are curling up a little bit. "Cool." So the next thing you can do; obviously you can sew trim on it to decorate it or put little prints. But what we're going to do which works well with fleece as well is we're just going to shred the edges a little bit and just give it a little more of a bow-ho look. "Okay." So you want to match both edges. Okay. So from here, you want to measure up how far you want your fringe. So how far would you like your fringe? "I kind of like long, messy, scraggly fringe." Okay. "So let's say, how about five inches up." Okay. So we're going to make a little mark at five inches. None of these have to be exact; but it just gives you a nice, a stopping point. "Stupid; good boy." And then you can just cut straight up to your marks. Another thing you can do is use pinking shears and you get an even different look. Excellent. Oh look, look, look. Now that is cute. "Yeah?" I dig it. "Yay, yum; great go out with my scarf"; with your scarf. So the next thing I'm going to show you is a very very quick way to make; one of my favorite styles of scarfs. Cut all these fringe off and simply sew this into a tube. Okay, now; how is that for money? That is my favorite thing we've made. "Yeey; ready to go. Looking awesome." Go look in the mirror; it seriously cute. "Yeah?"