This step by step instructions tutorial on how to make a simple scarf is for absolute beginners.
While the scarf in the photos is a small square scarf, the steps are the same for any shape and size you would like to make.
1. Decide on your fabric and shape.
(This tutorial is basically for fabrics that fray, like cotton, linen, etc when you want to have a neat, stitched finish.)
If you want a perfectly square scarf, and you don't want to get out your tape measure, just fold your fabric over until you make a perfect triangle.
Open it up, it's a perfect square.
This is how you do it.
Fold over a thin strip of fabric making sure that it's the same width all the way down. Press this down with your iron untill flat.
Do this for each side.
3. Stitch over all sides paying attention to the corners.
Use pins to keep the fabric in place and help you make them align perfectly.
Tip: When stitching something that will see a lot of wear, backstitch a little so that you don't have unravelled stitches later.
You have just made your very own scarf!
Now you can go ahead and make some more for your friends and family!
They make for cute Christmas gifts.