On the last day of freebies, Made for Mermaids gave to me……a Snap Scarf for adults, youth, and dolly! This easy Snap Scarf is SO easy and versatile, and will be a great gift idea to have in your repertoire! We had so much fun styling it lots of different ways.
It takes VERY little fabric, time, supplies and to top it off the endless possibilities to wear make it a wonderful gift for anyone on your list. In fact, it makes such a perfect gift that I created a snap scarf gift tag for you too! You can download the tags with the pattern pieces here!
- any 60 wide knit fabric. Note- something light, like a rayon spandex will drape really nicely, but not provide much warmth. Something more stable like a double knit will be more structured. You can use any variety of knit you want. You will get different looks with different weights.
- Doll size needs 1/4 yard
- Youth size needs 1/2 yard
- Adult size needs just under 1 yard (7/8 yard)
- Choose one of the following ( all 1″ wide) : twill tape, single fold bias tape, ribbon, snap tape or knit interfacing.
- Doll needs 1/2 yard
- Youth needs 1 yard
- Adult needs 1 and 5/8 yard
- snaps – plastic or metal
- Doll needs 3
- Youth needs 6
- Adult needs 10
- basic sewing supplies
LET’S GET STARTED!
1/2″ hem allowance included.
Step 1: PREPPING
Go grab the pattern here! The pattern is 100% free, but you do need to add it to your cart and checkout. Then, it will always be available to download from your account. The pattern is a no trim pattern; if you need help putting the pattern together, pop over to the faqs and troubleshooting page or ask in our Facebook group .
Print and assemble the pattern. Pattern layout below. Prefer to cut your own without printing the pattern? Measurements are also shown below on the pattern layout.
Cut your pattern piece. NOTE: The photos in the tutorial are of the dolly size, since it’s easier to fit in the frame. The youth and adult piece will be much larger and may look a bit different. You will need 1 scarf piece cut on fold, and two pieces to finish your scarf edges (interfacing, bias tape, twill tape, or snap tape).
If you don’t want to print out the pattern, use the following measurements:
Doll- 7″ x 28″
Youth- 17″ x 50″
Adult- 29″ x 60″
Step 2: HEMMING
Hem both long edges of your scarf piece. Press 1/2″ toward the wrong side, then hem using a stretch stitch. If you’re not using a coverstitch machine, you may wish to finish your edges with a serger prior to hemming with your sewing machine.
Step 3: FINISHING
There are several different options for finishing your snap scarf!
OPTION 1: SINGLE FOLD BIAS TAPE
This option gives you the cleanest finish and all raw edges will be enclosed. You can make your own 1″ wide single fold bias tape or purchase premade.
Cut your bias tape pieces 1″ longer than the short ends of your scarf. For the first side, place the right side of the bias tape, against the right side of your scarf piece, leaving 1/2″ overhang on both ends. Stitch in the crease closest to the raw edge of your scarf.
Press seam allowance away from scarf. Fold the bias tape overhang toward the wrong side 1/2″ on both ends. You may wish to baste in place.
Fold bias tape 3/4″ toward the wrong side of your scarf. Clip in place. Edgestitch around bias tape edges.
Repeat for opposite side of scarf. Remember for the opposite side, to begin by attaching the RIGHT side of the bias tape to the WRONG side of the scarf. Finish attaching bias tape, then continue to step 4 to attach your snaps.
OPTION 2: INTERFACE AND HEM
This is a great option if you can’t find a coordinating twill tape, bias tape or ribbon.
Cut your interfacing 1″ wide, and the same length as your scarf piece. Press using the directions provided with your interfacing. Turn the short edge of your scarf toward the wrong side 1″, enclosing the interfacing. Hem. Continue to step 4 to attach your snaps.
OPTION 3: TWILL TAPE OR RIBBON
This option does not enclose the raw edges but is very quick and gives a fun pop of color. If you hate the idea of the raw edge exposed, you could hem the sides first (without interfacing) and then add the twill tape or ribbon on top the hemmed edge.
Cut your twill tape or ribbon 1″ longer than the short side of your scarf. Place the right side of the twill tape or ribbon to the wrong side of your scarf, being sure to match centers and raw edges. You should have 1/2″ overhang on both ends.
Fold the tape or ribbon overhang toward the wrong side 1/2″ on both ends. You may wish to baste in place.
Edgestitch around twill tape or ribbon edges. Repeat for opposite side of scarf. Remember for the opposite side attach twill tape or ribbon to the RIGHT side of the scarf. Continue to step 4 to attach your snaps.
OPTION 4: SNAP TAPE
This is the quickest and most simple option! Again, if you hate the idea of the raw edge exposed, you could hem the sides first (without interfacing) and then add the snap tape on top the hemmed edge.
Cut your snap tape 1″ longer (or as long as your snap tape allows) than the short side of your scarf. Fold each raw edge of your snap tape 1/2″ toward the wrong side. You may wish to baste in place.
Place the snap face (snap up) on the WRONG side of your scarf, being sure to match raw edges. You should have 1/2″ overhang on both ends. You will stitch the snap tape down, around all edges. Depending on what snap tape you’re using, you may find it easiest to your use zipper foot for this step. Repeat on other side, making sure to add the snaps on the RIGHT side of the scarf.
Step 4: ADDING SNAPS
User your pattern piece or a button spacer tool to place your snaps. Follow the directions included with your snaps to attach them. Don’t forget that the snap caps will show on one right side of your fabric and one wrong side of your fabric, so that the snaps can attach to each other.
Note- for easy snap placement, hole punch your snap markings on the pattern piece and mark placement with marking tool thru hole.
Doll should have 3 snaps.
Youth should have 6 snaps.
Adult should have 10 snaps.
Step 5: STYLING
This is the most fun part! Here a video on a few of MANY ways to wear the scarf:
A nursing cover:
An extra layer:
And we know there are MANY more! We hope you have fun experimenting with different looks and snap configurations. There are so many ways to wear the scarf and it’s so fun to play with. I hope you’ve enjoyed all the freebies we created for you this year. I hope you not only get loads of use from them, but lots of joy from them too! Please share your creations on Instagram @madeformermaids and in our Facebook Group. We so love to see what you’ve created!