Thursday, October 30, 2014

Sew-Along #18 - Penelope Dress / Top Pattern for Women - Lesson #3

The Penelope by Modkid

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Hello and welcome to day three of the sew along!  Today I am going to go over how to make the infinity scarf that I showed with my Penelope. It is really simple and quick; you'll want to make these over and over!

I am slowing getting into wearing scarves and I really like the ones that are already in a loop for you so they don't get lopsided during the day.  They are really quick and easy to  make and can take a summer top to fall and winter in a matter of seconds.  Plus, when your entire wardrobe is made up of mostly yoga pants, a scarf is a good way to distinguish between any old day and a special occasion ;)

So here is what I did.  I cut a strip of fabric the entire width of the fabric and 18" long.  I folded that in half, longways & right sides together, and sewed the long edge (leave the two short edges open).  

You will basically have a long tube.  Then I turned the tube right sides out and pressed it.  

Then I matched the cut edges (short edges) at the seam allowance. You could add a twist to the tube before matching the edges, but I did not do that since I was planning to wear it looped anyway.  

Another view of this step.

Then I used the sewing machine to sew the raw edges together as far as I could get.  You should be able to sew all but about 2-3 inches together by sewing and readjusting the fabric as you go around.  

Once I sewed around as far as I could with the sewing machine, I ironed my seam and then topstitched the open part closed.  You could also whip stitch the hole closed by hand.  And then you have a scarf to wear with you Penelope or anything else! 

I like to loop mine so it is double layered.  Kind of like a faux-cowl.  But have fun with it and wear it how it suits you!  

Thanks so much for joining me on this sew along!  I hope you love everything you made and enjoy wearing it for a long time.

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Until next time!

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