DIY Underscarf

14 Jan

Assalaam Alaykum,

Today I’m doing a step by step by pictures tutorial, requested by a sister who was having a hard time following the videos and she requested that I do a DIY under scarves. Have fun making your under scarves and remember to use stretch fabrics!!!


* 1  yard of stretch fabric

*measuring tape




*tailors chalk


*sewing machine

*overlock/serger (optional)


1. Measure your head circumference going over your ears, so from the top if your head, over your ears and around the back above your neck and back to where you started. For example, my measurement is 21.5″ and I’m adding 1/2″ to that measurement so it’ll come out to 22″ total, you should also add 1/2″ to your measurement.

2. Before jumping in and cutting the fabric, figure out which side stretches the most . The side with the most stretch will be the crosswise grain and the side that stretches the least will be the lengthwise grain. Take your head measurement and mark that on the crosswise grain, my’n would be 22″. Mark 16.5″ for the lengthwise grain. Take your tailors chalk and draw lines from the lengthwise grain measurement and crosswise grain measurement and cut out. You should end up with a rectangle.

3. Overlock or zigzag the edges to keep the fabric from fraying.

4. Match the lengthwise sides right sides together and pin along the edge.

5. Sew 1/2″ seam and for added support do a zigzag stitch next to the straight stitch.

6. Fold one end 1/2″ in towards the wrong side, pin and sew.

7. Fold that same end 4″ towards the wrong side and pin in place with the hem under that 4″. Do this all along making sure that the the top folded part is flat and not being turned or twisted. Sew the fold in place, sewing close to the edge.

8. Now the last step is to hem the other end. Hem 1/2″ all the way along.

There you have it, your new underscarf that you made on your own!! Great job!!!

Mas Salaama…
This one is for ZT who says I taught her how to sew which I doubt!!! LOL…


2 Responses to “DIY Underscarf”

  1. Jean November 18, 2012 at 5:24 pm #

    A clear and easy to understand tutorial!

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