…silk and wool make the perfect combination for a stylish scarf, embellished by little embroidered flowers along the hems…
you will need
35cm wool or tweed fabric (150cm wide) for outer 34cm x 150cm contrasting silk fabric for lining Sewing thread to match your lining fabric
4 colours of Coats Perle embroidery thread
Sharp embroidery needle
Press both short ends of your silk up 2cm with an iron. With right sides facing, lay your silk over your outer fabric and, aligning one long raw edge, sew a 1cm seam by machine. Align the raw edges of the other sides and machine a 1cm seam.
Turn right side out and press with a cool iron – the lining is slightly narrower than the outer and should finish a couple of millimetres short of the edges.
Fold up the bottom raw edges of the outer fabric 4cm and tuck under the fold of the silk lining. Tack along all edges through all layers to hold in place.
Using a needle and thread, make small running stitches along the two long edges securing the silk to the seam allowance beneath. This will help to hold the folded edges – take care not to stitch through all layers, you don’t want your stitches to go through to the front of the scarf.
Embroider along the ends of your scarf, securing the lining to the outer fabric using the stitch shown (images 3–5), and then adding French knots