David Tutera Chiffon Shawl
SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
- 1 yd. Yoryu Chiffon in Moonlight Grey fabric (or two yards for seamless wrap)
- 1 yd. Matte Charmeuse in Moonlight Grey fabric (if making a double sided scarf)
- Sewing thread
- Iron & ironing surface
1. Fold fabric in half, selvage side to selvage side. Measure and cut two pieces, 18"x44", creating two long rectangular pieces. Cut selvage ends.
2. Pin the two pieces together, wrong sides together, end-to-end. Following machine guidelines for chiffon fabric, stitch together with 1/4" seam allowance. Carefully trim seam to 1/8".
3. Open up the two pieces and press the seam. Fold the shawl along the seam, right sides now together and press the seam again. Pin in place to avoid shifting. Sew another line of stitches 1/4" from the first seam, creating a French seam that hides the first stitching and makes for a finished seam without any raw edges.
4. Measure shawl for length preference. Consider shawls are often worn a little off the shoulder and ends often drape to the midsection of the body or lower. Cut off extra length from ends if necessary, but keeping the seam in the middle of the back.
5. To finish, create a rolled hem around unfinished edges. Or fold in the edges 1/4" at each end of the shawl. Press and fold again 1/4". This creates a clean, folded edge. Top stitch along these edges, close to the fold. Repeat for the two side lengths, creating a finished edge around the entire shawl.
6. As an option, the edges can be embellished or finished with ribbon, beads or fringe.