Favorite Scarves to Sew Part Two

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Favorite Scarves to Sew Part Two

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FavoriteScarves 2 NancyZieman First 2Over the years, I’ve recorded at least six programs on sewing scarves. Going through the Sewing With Nancy archives and revisiting those techniques reminded me that most scarf styles are timeless. Today I spotlight the second episode of my Favorite Scarves to Sew, where you’ll see videos from the past, showcasing scarf techniques that have stood the test of time.

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Loop & Tuck Scarf

Whether you’re a newcomer or seasoned viewer of Sewing With Nancy, I’m certain that I have a scarf style that will pique your interest. Let’s start with the Loop & Tuck Scarf. With only a yard of fabric and a little sewing time, you can easily create an accessory that always stays in place. The essential ingredient can be found in the way the pattern is designed; there will be no slipping or sliding of the scarf once it’s looped and tucked!


S-Curve Scarf

Different fabrics, different looks—that statement couldn’t be more obvious when looking at these two scarf options. Even though the same pattern was used, the edge finish plus the fabric choice change this scarf from elegant to casual.  It’s called an S-Curve Scarf. The scarf pattern pieces resemble two large donut shapes—it must seem odd, but the results are anything but! Wonder how it’s made—just watch.  I think you’ll be surprised!


Knot Your Average Scarf

If you’ve been itching to sew, but hesitate because you don’t think you have the time, make a “Knot Your Average Scarf.” In fact, this scarf can be made in a little over an hour.

Featured is a knit version of the scarf in two coordinating colors—you could also select woven fabrics if you’d like. The first step is to sew tubes, and I’ll show you how to create the knot. Then, a little more sewing and presto, a completed scarf. It’s creativity with instant success!


Convertible-Ride Scarf

If I owned a convertible, I’d choose a hot pink number, buy a big floppy hat, and wear this scarf cavalierly around my neck! Since a new car isn’t in my future—especially a convertible, I’ll wear this scarf while driving my mini van. If you’re in need of a mental getaway, choose a pretty print organza, a coordinating solid, and a touch of ribbon. This easy-to-sew scarf has daydreaming possibilities.


Double De-Lite Scarf

If you own a serger, the Double De-Lite Scarf is for you. Choose two compatible lightweight fabrics such as organza or organdy, cut bias strips, serge the edges, and after stacking and sewing the layers together, you’ll find that you’ve created a flowing, graceful neck wrap.

Make it long as featured, or shortened as your taste guides you—you’re the designer, so make it your own. The sewing and serging processes are extremely enjoyable and the finished scarf creates a stunning frame for your face.


When my creative time is limited and I need a sewing fix, I often grab a yard of fun fabric, set my machine to a straight stitch, and choose a scarf option to sew. My goal in presenting clips from previous Sewing With Nancy programs showcasing scarves, was to tell the story that the techniques of sewing scarves are almost timeless yet fulfill our need to be creative.

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Favorite Scarves to Sew | How to Sew a Scarf | Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy

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With instructions for over 40 different scarf variations, find the design that is perfect for your wardrobe. Fleece, rayon batiks, interlock knits, jersey, and homespun—these fabrics, plus many more, are candidates for your next scarf creation. Scarves can be created with a minimum of time and monetary investment. The best part is turning a rectangle of fabric into a fashionable accessory!

FavoriteScarves Nancy Zieman 2Here’s a sample of what you’ll find in the Favorite Scarves to Sew book:

  • Infinity Scarf
  • Cowl Infinity Scarf
  • Fleece Scarf
  • Chenille Scarf
  • Ribbon Scarf
  • Big Pocket Scarf
  • Shirred Scarf
  • Bejeweled Scarf
  • Pendant Scarf
  • Embroidered Scarf
  • Spiral Scarf
  • Lettuce-Edge S-Curve Scarf
  • Two-Toned Scarf
  • Ruffled Scarf
  • Fringed Scarf

Watch Favorite Scarves to Sew (Part One and Part Two) on Sewing With Nancy online.

 How to Make a Scarf with Easy Instructions by Nancy Zieman

For a chance to win a copy of the book, Sewing With Nancy’s Favorite Scarves to Sew from Nancy’s Notions, let us know what scarf you’re planning to sew and freshen up your fall wardrobe.

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  • Ilana
    September 1, 2016

    I especially want to make a chenille scarf.

  • PamB
    September 1, 2016

    I like the double de-lite scarf.

  • Jenean M
    September 1, 2016

    So many beautiful scarves to choose from, but I will definitely be making the Double De-Lite Scarf. It has everything that I want, very easy to wear to work, then has the sophistication to wear out for an evening. A definite winner. Would love to win that book, great for Christmas presents.

  • Simone P
    September 1, 2016

    I’d really like to try to S-curve scarf–I love how elegant it looks!

  • Susan Spiers
    September 1, 2016

    I would love to make the embroidered scarf-I like anything that involves embroidery-my favorite, most relaxing to do!

  • BevM
    September 1, 2016

    I love the Loop and Tuck scarf! I would enjoy wearing it myself. Many purchased scarves are too long and/or bulky for me, because I am short. As Nancy pointed out, when we sew our own scarves, we become the designers.

  • Bonnie
    September 1, 2016

    What a fantastic collection of scarves! Scarves are fashionable and fun to wear. I would definitely make several from this book, starting with the Loop & Tuck Scarf. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  • Jeannine Johnson
    September 1, 2016

    what is your Sewing Advisor email address?

  • Wendy
    September 1, 2016

    I have found that scarves can really make the outfit! I love the Loop and Tuck scarf, and I think I would begin with that one. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book.

  • GwenC
    September 1, 2016

    I have an outdoor wedding to attend on September 17. I have sewn a dress for it but was just trying to figure out what to wear with it. For me, the S curve scarf in a fabric similar to what is displayed here would be perfect!

  • Starla
    September 1, 2016

    I love the S curve! Very different.

  • Brenda
    September 1, 2016

    I really like the double de-lite scarf and I have a serger so it should be easy.

  • Pat
    September 1, 2016

    It’s the Infinity Scarf for me! This attractive scarf is easy to wear. Especially for those of us who are scarf wearing challenged. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Pam
    September 1, 2016

    I plan on making a few of these to update my fall wardrobe. I love the infinity scarf myself. Thanks for the giveaways!!

  • beth d.
    September 1, 2016

    I will probably do the infinity scarf. I have two pieces of rayon that someone gave me and it the perfect yardage to a scarf with.

  • Karen Payton
    September 1, 2016

    I do love how scarves can make an outfit so much different so I would make an infinity scrave in a color like browns\tans to make some of my outfits look more like fall!

  • Donna Wilson
    September 1, 2016

    The Loop and Tuck Scarf would be great for our Northwest climate. I have a great fabric in mnd.

  • Shirley Clark
    September 1, 2016

    I love using my serger so the Double De-Lite scarf would be for me!

  • Sunni
    September 1, 2016

    I have a simple line deep plum colored dress that I made; much like “a LBD” and I’m taking a swatch of fabric to the store to find an elegant fabric to change the appearance of the little “black” dress. The S curve scarf looks like it would do nicely. Thanks for the wonderful variety of scarves. Why is it I always feel a little bit different when I put a dressier scarf on?

  • Karen Patterson
    September 2, 2016

    Hello Nancy,
    I love the Knot your average scarf! It’s so womanly and soft looking. It’s delicate material…I wonder how to sew it….. I’d sure like to learn! You have so many nice ones in this book. I make gifts for people year round and this book would be so helpful to me.

  • Jennifer Fried
    September 2, 2016

    Dearest Nancy, Hello and thanks for the chance at a great book. Scarves are always a staple in my wardrobe. I would like to try the Double De – Lite Scarf. Thanks for the scarf tutorial. Keep on sewing, from the old sew and sew , Jenny

  • Karen Hootman
    September 3, 2016

    I would like to make the double de-lite scarf for gifts.

  • Jodi Bowlden
    September 4, 2016

    The double d-lite for sure is my first choice. I like the two tone look and it will get me on a serger again.

  • Linda
    September 9, 2016

    Would LOVE to win your book. I would see the spiral scarf first. I love the soft yet sophisticated look of that scarf. Thank you for the opportunity.

  • mary huseman
    October 1, 2016

    Are any of your lovely scarves for sale for those of us who work and cannot seem to find the time to sew. Someday I hope to retire.

  • Brenda B
    October 2, 2016

    I love them all, but I am going to try the s curve

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