FRIDAY: THE STAR WARS SCARF
My niece, Tova, and I usually find ourselves knee deep in some arts and crafts project whenever I’m visiting my sister (her mom). My sister, Krissy, has admitted she’s not very crafty or artsy, but she’s crafty enough for some projects. Anyway, during my latest visit, I helped Tova (she will be 7 in a few days) create a Star Wars infinity scarf made from leftover scrap fabric in Krissy’s stash. I believe she had used the Star Wars fabric to make pillowcases for Tova’s brothers a few years ago.
Tova called dibs on the scraps, and she and I looked over what the Star Wars remnants. I gave her two options: an infinity scarf or a skirt. She chose an infinity scarf after I carefully explained the difference between a regular scarf and an infinity scarf. From the blue Star Wars fabric, I cut two identical rectangle pieces, creating the main body of the scarf. From the two smaller pieces from the black and red fabric, I cleaned up the edges, cut them to match the width of the scarf, and placed the two pieces between the two blue pieces.
With Tova’s help (she snipped off the dangling threads), I sewed all the pieces together — width to width — to form one long rectangle piece. I folded the long piece in half — length wise? — with the patterns facing each other. Starting from one corner, I sewed a straight stitch to the smaller different piece and placed a few stitches in the different fabric. I left a 5- to 6-inch gap in the smaller piece and continued to sew a straight stitch down the remaining folded tube.
My hand and wrist were too chubby to slide into the long and narrow tube. Fortunately, Tova’s little hand and arm worked perfectly. With my amazing guidance, she pulled the one open end through the tube to the other open end and stopped. I lined up the edges of the open ends and sewed the two ends together. Almost done! Remember the 5- to 6-inch gap I left open in the second fabric piece? Tova pulled the material through the gap, with the fabric pattern showing on the outside.
After straightening and pressing the almost-complete infinity scarf, I folded and pinned closed the gap and sewed a simple straight stitch. Boom! Tova has a new infinity scarf to wear … excuse me, she has an awesome Star Wars infinity scarf. And I love this process or method of making an infinity scarf — very simple procedure with amazing results. I’m very impressed with the method and can’t wait to make more for friends and family!
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