Linen Scarf Tutorial..

by Kate on November 19, 2009

A few people asked for a ‘Linen Scarf’ tutorial after I posted this one. Please find tutorial below.

If you have any questions please drop me a line and if you do get around to making one, I would love to see the finished product.

You will need:

51cm (20”) cut of an open weave linen (150cm wide)
2 strips of feature fabric measuring 6.5cm (2.5”) x 51 cm (20”)
2 strips of feature fabric measuring 4cm (1.5”) x 51 cm (20”)
Sewing Machine
Cutting Mat and Rotary blade
Thread to match feature fabric
Pins (optional)


Step 1: Cut 4 strips of feature fabric – 2 measuring 6.5cm (2.5”) x 51 cm (20”) and 2 measuring 4cm (1.5”) x 51 cm (20”)

Step 2: Using your machine stitch along the raw edge of the linen. I stitched about a quarter of an inch in; this will give some fraying but prevents the entire strip of linen fraying away. Repeat on the other side.

Step 3: Take one of the 6.5cm (2.5”) x 51 cm (20”) strips and fold from front to back encasing the selvedge. Pin.

Step 4: Stitch in place. This can be either done with one straight line, two lines or as I have done below, with a rectangle.

NOTE: You want to leave raw edges on the feature fabric if you want a rough, rustic look or if you want something a little neater you can roll a small hem.

Step 5: Take one of the 4cm (1.5”) x 51 cm (20”) strips and place above the edge of the scarf, pin and stitch into placing using whichever method you prefer (one stictch, two stitch or rectangle). This is now the ‘right’ side of the scarf.

NOTE: How far above you place the smaller strip is up to you, I did mine roughly two inches above.

Step 6: Repeat steps 3 – 5 and take note of which side is the ‘right’ side before attaching the 4cm (1.5”) x 51 cm (20”) strip.

Step 7: Trim any loose threads and whack into a washing machine. Once washed your scarf will be soft, crinkly and frayed.


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