A rolled edge hem is a very professional-looking hem that you will find on almost all ready-made scarves. Making your own accessory scarves can be a way to save money and create exactly the style and color of scarves you desire to compliment your wardrobe.
To make a scarf with a rolled edge like a ready made scarf many people use a serger. If you don't have a serger, you can still create a hem that has the same rolled-edge appearance. With a simple piece of silk fabric and your sewing machine, you can have a rolled edge scarf in a very small amount of time.
Things You'll Need
- Sewing machine
- Sewing notions (thread, scissors and pins)
- Silk fabric
- Tape measure
- Press cloth
Determine the size you want your scarf to be. Scarves are typically square or rectangle shapes.
Cut your determined scarf measurements from your silk fabric (adding 1/4 inch for seam allowances on each side).
Press under all four edges 1/8 of an inch. Set your iron heat carefully for using on silk and use a press cloth if necessary.
Set your sewing machine to the widest zig-zag stitch available with a stitch length of 1.
Rotate the needle to the down point with the needle at the right side of the zig-zag stitch.
Position your fabric with the fold facing up. The fold of the fabric should be at the needle as the needle is in the down position. Lower the presser foot.
Sew very slowly. Make sure the needle falls onto the fabric when it is on the left portion of the zig-zag stitch. When the needle is on the right portion of the zig-zag stitch, it should be falling off the fabric very slightly.
Make sure that your fabric is still positioned correctly as you continue to sew.
Sew around all four sides to complete the rolled edge hem on your scarf.
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