Tea Towel Scarf

Tea towel Scarf or Tea towel boa is a fun tea towel designed to wrap around your neck like a scarf or shawl and hang off your body for easy access.

This simple easy project is a great gift idea.

I grabbed some super cute Tea towels from Costco that measure 17″ x 28″  this is a standard size and the measurements below will relate to this size tea towel, to learn how to create your own measurements refer to the video tutorial.

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  • Tea Towel
  • Cotton fabric ( approx 1/2 yard of fabric)

Step 1 – Cut tea towel in half

Step 2 –  Now we will fold each piece of fabric, find the centre of the cut side. Fold the finished sides in to the centre mark.

Step 3 – fold the finished sides open half way to line up with the side fold.

Step 4 – Fold the folds back towards the centre so they meet in the centre and line up with the mark.

Step 5 – I placed clips at the top to secure the folds (you can also do a baste stitch across the top)

Repeat the fold onto the second piece of the tea towel.

Step 6 – Prepare the cotton fabric, I measured the width of the folded tea towels, the tea towels measure 4.5″ wide. To find the width of the cotton fabric multiply this measurement by 2 and then add 1″ for a 1/2″ seam allowance

Cut your fabric – 10″ x (42″ – 44″)  if using a standard piece of fabric cut your fabric from salvage to salvage.

Because i’m using a directional fabric i am not able to cut from salvage to salvage as my print wont go in the direction i would like for my finished scarf, I then cut the fabric length ways 10″ x 44″ and because its directional i cut the fabric in half so i can flip the fabric so i can make sure the direction is the right way when drapped on the body.

Place the fabric right sides together with the print going in the same direction.

step 7 – sew a 1/4″ seam allowance at the top of the print.

Step 8 – Now we will hem the end of each the scarf, fold up 1/2″ and press. Do this for both ends.

Step 9 – Fold the fabric right sides together lengthwise. we will then sew down the long side with a 1/2″ seam allowance.

Step 10 – Flip the piece right sides out. we will now press but press with the seam centred on one side of the scarf.

Step 11 – Now take your tea towels and tuck them into each end, i put the towel in about 3/4″ – 1″ inside the cotton fabric and clip on either end. repeat for the other side.  *Make sure you put the raw edge inside the cotton fabric)

Step 12 – Sew a seam along the edge of the cotton fabric, you can sew a second row of stitches for extra security

And your done!


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