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Love At First Stitch
Scarves are super-easy and quick to sew, don't take lots of fabric, and are a major asset to every dressmaker's wardrobe.

If your style is less Brigitte Bardot and more Faye Dunaway in Bonnie and Clyde, try making a simple square neck scarf. This variation will introduce you to hemming raw edges, which will come up a lot in dressmaking.

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  • How to make a silk scarf. Neck Scarf - Step 1
    Step 1

    Draw a square onto paper, about 60 x 60cm (24 x 24in) for a small scarf or 80 x 80cm (32 x 32in) for a large one. Cut out the paper pattern piece and pin it to your fabric, keeping one side parallel to (but not exactly on) the woven selvedge edges of the fabric. Cut out your fabric around the paper pattern.

    Turn each of the four raw edges under by 1.5cm (⁵⁄₈in) and press with your iron. Turn the folded edges under by another 1.5cm (⁵⁄₈in) and press again. Pin the folds to hold them in place.

  • How to make a silk scarf. Neck Scarf - Step 2
    Step 2

    Sew the folds down, using the 1cm (3⁄₈in) seam allowance guide and pivoting at each corner. Rather than backtacking, since you’re sewing full circle (or, technically, full square), you can finish by sewing a few stitches directly on top of the first stitches to secure them.

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