Tutorial: Fiona’s double gauze scarf
How pretty is our latest featured project from Fiona at Poppy Makes? It’s another one I’m having a really hard time sending back! Fiona has taken our stunning Nani Iro double gauze and fun mini pom pom trim and made up a beautiful scarf that is both quick and simple and guaranteed to win compliments wherever you wear it!
I absolutely love Nani Iro double gauze, and when Annie sent me some to make a scarf I was highly excited. The beauty of the double gauze is that it’s light and airy and keeps you the perfect temperature. It’s lovely and soft too, perfect for a scarf, or a tunic, or a dress, or a top, or…
To make the scarf you just need 1m of double gauze and 60cm of mini popm pom trim. You’ll also need some scissors and thread. I sewed this on my sewing machine but you could easily hand sew it if you prefer.
I prewashed the double gauze because it tends to shrink a little bit. I gave it a press and then trimmed off the selvage and cut it in half lengthways.
Place your two long pieces end to end, matching the pattern as best you can. Pin the two ends together and sew with a 1.25cm (half inch) seam. Press the seam open.
Fold your big long piece of fabric lengthways so you will have a big long tube. Pin and sew, using a 1.25cm (half inch seam). You need to leave an opening for turning. I left a 15cm (6″) opening to one side of the centre seam.
When you reach each end of the scarf, stop sewing 1.25cm (half inch) from the end and backstitch a little bit
Now to add the pompom trim. Cut your 60cm pompom trim in half and carefully pin one strip to one side of the scraf end. You are aiming to pin in about 1.25cm (half inch) in from the end. At the side where you stopped sewing 1.25cm from the end you will have a little tail of pompom sticking out of the seam, and at the other side (without the seam) pin it to the centre crease and then pull the tail gently up towrds the end of the scarf. This will keep the tail neatly inside the finished scarf. Carefully sew the pompom trim to the one side of the scarf, backstitching at each end.
Now you are going to pin the end closed, making sure those tails are sticking out at each side. Now stitch on top of the line of stitching holding the pompoms in place. Sew right to the edges of the scarf.
Trim those pompom tails and snip off each corner to reduce the bulk
Do exactly the same at the other end of the scarf.
Now you are going to gently turn the scarf through the opening that you left in the side.
Use a chopstick or something similar to gently push out the corners, and the stitch the opening closed and give your scarf a press. DO NOT touch the pompom trim with your iron – it singes easily!
Now wrap your beautiful new scarf around your neck and enjoy!