Slashed Scarf

Slashed Scarf

1. Trim the selvages from both fabrics. Cut an 8"x 58" rectangle from the under layer fabric. Cut two 7"x 29" rectangles along the lengthwise grain from the upper layer fabric.

2. Right sides facing, pin the 7"x 29"rectangles together. Stitch one short end using a 1⁄2" seam allowance; trim the seam to 1⁄4" and press open.

3. Fold the upper layer rectangle in half lengthwise; pin. Use a rotary cutter, mat and ruler to cut slashes randomly along the length, leaving 3⁄4" uncut at the raw edges (A). Make the slashes no less than 1⁄2" apart; the slashes can be in pairs or other groupings, if desired. If you don’t have a rotary cutter, use scissors to cut the slits. Pull the cut fabric across the fabric width to open the slashes.

Fabric curls











Single-knit fabric curls to the right side when stretched.

• 1⁄4 yard of 60"- wide cotton singleor double-knit fabric (under layer)
• 7⁄8 yard of 60"- wide cotton single knit (upper layer)
• rotary cutter, mat and ruler (optional)
• temporary spray adhesive (such as Sulky KK2000)
• size 75/11 stretch (ball-point) needle
• matching or contrasting allpurpose thread

A Cut slashes along the length.

Cut slashes along the length









Although it may seem like a waste of fabric, it's important to cut the upper layer lengthwise on the fabric so the slashes roll open to show the under color. Use the leftover fabric for other projects or to make more scarves.


On single-knit fabrics, it's easier to stitch a wider seam and trim it than it is to
stitch a narrower seam and fight the curling fabric edges.

Cut edges of knits don't ravel, so it’s okay just to leave them as is. If you prefer,
zigzag- or serge-finish the edges of each fabric rectangle before constructing
the scarf.

4. Spray the 8"x 58" rectangle right side with temporary adhesive. Center the slashed rectangle over the sprayed rectangle; smooth the slashed rectangle in place. The upper layer may have lengthened when the fabric was stretched; the short ends of the slashed rectangle should be 1" from each short end of the sprayed rectangle. Cut off any extra length from the slashed rectangle. Pin the slashed rectangle in place along the edges (B).

5. Using a narrow zigzag, stitch close to the slashed rectangle edges to join the scarf layers (C). Leave the border around the slashed rectangle or trim close to the stitching, depending on the desired look.

6. When the scarf is washed, the upper fabric slashes will curl even more, exposing the underside color.

B Pin slashed rectangle.

Pin slashed rectangle












C Zigzag to join layers.

Zigzag to join layers


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