Reverse Applique Scarf
This sewn scarf pattern is perfect for bundling up during the cold winter months. Since the main fabric is a recycled t-shirt, the Reverse Applique Scarf is cheap and easy to make. This how to make a scarf tutorial is the perfect combination of upcycling and style. In fact, this free sewing project idea actually makes those old t-shirts look even better than before. The applique technique used in this pattern is actually referred to as reverse applique. Reverse applique refers to a type of applique that is created by cutting holes into the top layer of fabric instead of sewing shapes onto the project. So, with this project, you not only get a brand new DIY scarf, but learn how to applique in a brand new way, as well.
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How to Reverse Applique a Scarf
- Old, large-sized t-shirts in assorted colors
- Embroidery thread and needles
- Cut t-shirt through the front and back leaving the shoulder seam intact
- Cut two t-shirts (two different colors) the same way, then layered them together, shoulder seams facing in.
- Using embroidery thread, sew the two layers together using a basting stitch around the outside edge.
- Using chalk, draw a simple pattern onto the top layer of our material. You can use a stencil or freehand this.
- Stitch around the pattern using large stitches in a contrasting embroidery thread then cut out the center of the top layer, revealing the layer of fabric underneath.
- You can use your imagination when it comes to stitches, patterns and colors.
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