Saturday, 5 November 2011

Finished Project: Black Crinkle Hood/Scarf Tutorial

As summer started to fade I decided to make this crinkly scarf to take the chill off.  I used voile but you can use any synthetic fabric to get the same or similar effect. You need to cut out a rectangle of fabric.  I did this by just estimating roughly what would fit nicely over my head and round my neck.

 1) Start off by sewing a rectangle of fabric into a tube and then hem the raw edges.

2) Then gather the fabric together and tie it off tightly as seen above.  It's best to use thread that shows up easily against your chosen fabric.  Keep tying until you end up with a hoop of tightly bound fabric.

3) Now you need to bring a saucepan of water to the boil and plonk your hoop of fabric straight in.  I usually give it a good soak for about a minute.  Carefully remove it from the boiling pan and quickly douse it under cold water.

4)  You will now have a soggy hoop of fabric.  I find the easiest way to deal with it is to sit with a towel on your lap and unpick/cut away all the binding threads, then I use a hairdryer to quickly blast it dry.

And voila you're done! :)

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