Ruffle Scarf Tutorial

Items needed:
Old suit jacket
1/2 yard cotton fabric

1. Rip apart jacket
First, on the back side of the jacket, rip apart the seam down the middle with your seam ripper.

Then rip apart the side seams and the back of the arm hole as far as you can before it curves in. You want an even piece.

Do the same thing on the other side. Pin the pieces, right sides together and check the length. If you need more length, cut another piece from the front of the jacket that is the same width as the previous two pieces. This piece will probably be shorter so put it between the two larger pieces and sew them all together. Now cut a piece of fabric the same length and width as your scarf.

2. Add the pocket.
Rip out one of the pockets that is sandwiched between the lining and the outer fabric. You should be left with this:

Now pin the pocket to the back side of the fabric lining you just cut.

Flip it over and cut a slit the length of the pocket.

Fold and iron all of your pieces in and top stitch around the pocket, being careful not to sew it closed. This will take some maneuvering.

3 Add the ruffle.
Cut a piece of fabric that is 2x the width of your scarf and how ever long you want it. I made mine about 6 inches. Hem the two short sides and one long side. Sew a long stitch and gather the raw edge of the scarf so it is the same length as the scarf.

With right sides together, sew the ruffle to the suit jacket part of the scarf. I ripped off the tage from the suit jacket because it was made in a nearby town and I top stitched it to the scarf. If you are planning to do something similar, do so now.

then lay the lining on top.

Double fold the sides of the scarf over the top of the lining and top stitch all the way around.

That's it! You're done! Enjoy!

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