When you learn to sew you start out making one or two things, but as you get better at sewing, you soon find you’re making nearly everything: clothing, curtains, gifts for others. With a simple straight stitch you can certainly create many different things. One fun project – for a beginner or someone more experienced – is a winter scarf that has pockets. Won’t it be nice when you finish the easy project and your sewing looks just as good as someone who is nearly a professional?
Simple sewing projects boost your confidence while producing something of which you can be proud. Such is the case for the pocket scarf. It takes very little effort but you end up with a gorgeous winter scarf that’s also capable of keeping your hands warm!
Cut two pieces of long fabric. Since people vary in height you’ll create the perfect scarf for yourself if you cut a piece that reaches from one upper thigh, up and around the neck, then back down to the opposite thigh. Cut two of these pieces and make them as wide or as narrow as you want. They must be wide enough, though, to accommodate the pockets you attach.
Cut two rectangle shapes to make the pockets. Cut them nearly as wide as the scarf. Sew across the top of the pocket to make a hem. Fold the edge over a half-inch, then an inch, and sew straight across it. Pin the pockets to one of the scarf pieces, near the thigh area. It’s a good idea to try the scarf on and see if the position of the pockets is good before sewing. Fold the three raw edges under as you pin it. Stitch down one side, across the bottom, and back up the opposite side.
Stack one scarf piece on top of the other so that their right sides are facing each other. Pin the two pieces together then sew down one long side, across one short side, and up the other long side. Turn the scarf right-side-out and stitch the opening shut.
The pocket scarf is definitely a simple project but that doesn’t mean you’ll end up with a simplistic piece. Use fleece or other warm material to make the scarf that ends up beautiful and cozy!