Today, I’m sharing another project I made for Jo-Ann’s Fall Look Book.
You just have to splurge a little for heavy duty snaps and a leather needle, but it’s totally worth it. Plus, once you have the tools…you have the tools, which frees you up for more project opportunities later.
SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
- 1 Soft leather trim piece – 3″x 9″ (Jo-Ann carries it in the leather section near the craft and jewelry supplies)
- 5 Dritz Western Heavy Duty Snaps – #105
- Dritz Heavy Duty Snap Tool for attaching #5 and #105 snaps
- Schmetz leather sewing machine needle
- Flannel fabric: 1 1/4 yards
- Matching Thread
- Sewing machine
- Rotary cutter and self healing mat (optional)
- Hand sewing needle
- Pins and clover clips (binder clips can substitute)
1. Prepare flannel fabric:
– With right sides facing, pin the two pieces together at the short ends. Check to make sure the fabric pattern matches and sew with a 1/2″ seam allowance. Press seam open. You should now have one long piece of flannel 19″ x 89″.
-Fold it in half length wise with right sides facing, and set it aside.
Note: You may simplify this step by buying 2.5 yards of fabric and cutting it in half length wise, so that piecing it together is not necessary.
2. Prepare leather snap placket:
3. Take your folded flannel piece and pin it together along the matched long edges.
4. At the ends, leave them unpinned. Sandwich each leather piece in between the layers of flannel at each end. Ensure that the straight, cut edge of the leather trim is lined up with the raw edges of the fabric and clip into place with clover clips or binder clips. There should be about a 1/2″ space above the top of leather trim piece and the long raw edges of the fabric to account for seam allowance.
Note: If you want your scarf to naturally twist when you snap it closed, insert the leather pieces in the same manner for each side. If do not want the scarf to twist when snapped closed, lay one leather piece right side up and the other side right side down.
5. Using a leather needle, sew along all raw edges with a 1/2″ seam allowance. Leave a 3″ opening un-sewn in the middle of the scarf for turning. Remember to back stitch at the beginning and end of the gap.
7. Turn the scarf right side out through the un-sewn opening. Use a dull pencil, or point turner to help corners turn out properly. Press flannel with an iron.Avoid ironing the leather.
10. Install snaps according to snap package directions.
Now wrap it around and snap it up. You’re done!