Materials you will Need:
A printed out version of this pattern.
Jersey Ball point needle
1/3 yard jersey knit color 1 and 1/2 yard jersey knit in color 2
Rotary Cutter, ruler and Mat
Download the free pattern here.
Video tutorial here, written below:
Step 1 – Print the pattern and cut out pieces
Print up the pattern. The pattern is to scale so no assembly is needed. You will have three pattern pieces.
Be sure to wash and dry the jersey knit before you begin to cut and sew.
With color 1 (pink the example) – take the Super duper keep your lines straight helper 1 and set it on folded cloth. Using the width as a guide cut a strip of fabric the width of “super helper 1″ . Place the helper at the bottom and the top of your ruler to make sure you line is straight – cut 5 strips of cloth. (strips will be 2 inches wide by approx 54 inches long)
With color 2 (brown in the example) – take the Super duper keep your lines straight helper 2 and set it on folded cloth. Using the width as a guide cut a strip of fabric the width of “super helper 2″ . Place the helper at the bottom and the top of your ruler to make sure you line is straight – cut 5 strips of cloth. (strips will be 3 inches wide by approx 54 inches long)
Step 2- Sew together the strips.
Basically you are going to build your own striped pattern. Placing color 1 (pink) on top of color two (brown) (so wrong side to right side) have the fabric overlap .5 inches. Pin. Then top stitch .25 inches away from edge of color 1 the length of the strips. Repeat until all the strips are sewn together.
Tip: Use contrasting thread to make the top stitching pop and add character to your scarf.
Step 3 – Cut up all your hard work
Using the “Amazing Chevron maker” and Super line straightener 2″ plus your ruler, and rotary cutter you will make the strips you need to make the chevron look.
Place the Amazing chevron maker on the bottom of the fabric Line up the ruler with the angle of the Triangle and cut. Then using the height of the super straightener 2 to measure the width of the cut (see picture) and using the angle cut the fabric again to make the stripe of fabric. Cut 2 more strips at this angle.
3b – Continue to cut
Then flip triangle over (words are facing down (touching the mat) and cut 3 strips using this same method.
It’s the cloth meeting at the two angles that makes the pattern.
I will warn you I have no perfect method here – this will require independent thinking on your part!
Step 4 – Layout the scarf
Taking the piece you cut, layout the scarf. You will need to trim colors to get the pattern to line up perfectly. Lay the whole thing out and try strips in different places to get the most out of your scarf.
See that lovely chevron pattern coming into place?
Step 5 – Assemble the scarf
Step 6- Begin to assemble the chevron
Pin together (right sides together) to make the chevron pattern first sew one side then the together using a .25 seam allowance. So you have a long tube. Turn right side out.
Step 7 – Finishing
Linking up the end of the scarf to the beginning, top stitch closed what you can using the machine, then using a needle and thread blind hand top stitch the gap closed – taking care to only get the top layers and not the other side of the scarf.