You can quickly and easily turn a piece of silky material into a neck scarf. I don’t know if there is a proper name for these scarves. I’ve hunted but can’t seem to find the answer or a pattern. I’ve seen sort of similar items called nescots, bandana scarfs, neck gaiters and bib scarves. I purchased one years ago at a craft sale and at the time thought they could be easily made and finally I’ve taken the time to make one myself.
It is made out of a stretched out circle of material, not quite an oval as it is thinner at the ends. I purchased this end cut of material for $2 at Fabricland and so far have lined a bag with it and made this scarf. There is more material left over to make something else.
I drew out a pattern on a piece of newspaper, pinned it onto some material, and cut it out. Put the right sides of the material together. In my case it didn’t really matter which was the right or wrong side. I don’t have a pattern for you for the actual shape but it measures 25 inches from point to point and 9 inches wide at the deepest part (includes seam allowance). The photo below shows you the shape I used. You could certainly adjust it to suit yourself.
With one simple row of stitching it was made into an open ended shape. The trick is to leave both ends open as you have to turn it right side out.
The fiddly part is tucking and pushing all of the scarf through the small opening at one end.
Stitch a small piece of velcro at each end, so that when you put it around your neck it fastens together. I pressed the scarf lightly after turning it, but not enough to crease it as you want it for fall softly around your neck.
This little scarf took less than an hour to cut our, sew, iron and wear. It is surprising how warm this light weight material can be and it fits over a sweater or under a coat without taking up a lot of room. The velcro makes it so easy to put on and take off. You could use other weights of material as long as they aren’t too bulky. You are only limited by your own imagination.
If by chance you know who designed this type of scarf, what it is called, or if there is a pattern, I’d appreciate knowing.
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