My sewing skills are limited. This is definitely a sewing project that can be done by a novice. I was kind of making it up as I went along. As I was writing this post, I searched the web to see if there were any other tutorials, and I found this one at Brittany Makes. Her tutorial is slightly different than the way I did it, so you could look at both to see what one makes the most sense to you. It was an interesting project. The process of sewing the scarf was a bit counterintuitive to me – even in its simplicity. During the last step I took it to my husband, who has a good brain for this kind of thing and said, “Can you figure out how this last piece should be put together. I’m having a mental block.” It was counter intuitive to him too, so he told me to Google it…a popular phrase around here. I actually found the answers at a sewing tutorial for a belly band at DIY Maternity. If my tutorial isn’t clear enough, I think this would be a great resource for you.
Legs were tapered, so I made sure I lined up corresponding sides (large with large & small with small). Do not turn these inside out at this time (something I learned the hard way). Line up seams of end (we’ll start with leg ends smaller) as well as the seams on the edge. I pinned it half way around the pant leg.
Turn the tube inside out. Kenzie had been watching as I was sewing. She turned it inside out for me. The girls also like to help collect the pins. Line up seams on other side and sew the rest of the way around.
Now line up seams of the larger side. This was another counterintuitive part for me…I thought I’d want to turn it inside out again…but don’t do it. Sew around ¾ of the way around. I had to stop and restart to line up my edges as I went along.
You will get to a point where you cannot sew anymore.
Hand sew the rest of the gap closed.
There you have a fabulous new scarf. You will want to use long (large, X-large or XX Large) pajama bottoms. This scarf just fit me when I wrapped it twice. I would have preferred it a bit longer for this purpose. It was a great size for a kid, and I really liked the look of it hanging long. The featured picture is of it wrapped twice on me…no make-up me…I braved the camera with no make-up. Eek!