Love My Scarf is a scarf drive, organized by the Be The Difference Foundation, aimed at supporting the 22,000 women diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year. They are collecting scarves during the whole month of September and are asking for donations of handmade or store bought scarves. The scarves will be sent to cancer centers to be used as head covers for women undergoing chemotherapy.
When I was contacted by Designs in Machine Embroidery and Eileen Roche about making a scarf to donate to help reach their goal of 10,000 I quickly said yes.
Please consider donating a scarf to the Love My Scarf Challange. To donate, look for this box at your local sewing supplier.
Scarves can also be mailed directly to:
Love My Scarf
c/o Designs in Machine Embroidery
2517 Manana Dr.
Dallas, TX 75220
Want to see the scarf I am donating? I wanted to make a scarf that was easy to wear so I decided on a big triangle shaped scarf.
I used a rayon fabric because it lightweight, absorbent, and really soft so it is comfortable on your head. I got this fabric at Joann's. To wear the scarf you simply put the long end of the triangle across your forehead and tie the tails behind your neck. Then you can either tuck the tails in the back of leave them hanging.
When a head scarf is no longer needed, this scarf looks cute tied as a headband, worn around your neck, or tied on your bag.
To make the scarf, I started with one yard of fabric that I cut into a 36" x 36" square of fabric and then cut it diagonally from corner to corner so I ended up with 2 triangles. You only need one triangle for the scarf, so with one yard of fabric you can make 2 scarves.
Next the three raw edges of the scarf need to be finished. If you have a serger, you can simply run the edges through your serger and do a rolled hem. Or you can use a rolled hem foot on a regular machine.
If you don't have either of those you can try this method. Cut the tips of the 2 corners on the long edge about an inch from the corner and fold the edge over 1/4" then starting with the short sides fold the edge over 1/4" and press it then fold another 1/4" and press, top-stitch close to the folded edge. Then repeat with the bottom edge. The corners should overlap like shown below.
For more scarf inspiration, check out the other stops on the blog tour:
LOVE MY SCARF BLOG TOUR
Peas in a Pod
Riley Blake Designs
We All Sew
Stitched by Crystal
If you would like to enter the giveaway, I ask that you plan to make a scarf to donate to Love my Scarf to help reach the 10,000 scarf goal. Enter the Rafflecopter below letting me know that you plan to donate a scarf for your chance to win! The giveaway will close Friday at midnight.