How to Make a Rolled Edge Scarf

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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
  • Iron
  • 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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