Earlier this month I did a fun sew along with the Izzy & Ivy Designs Tallulah Dress. You can find Day 1 of the sew along HERE and get all of the days’ tutorials. It’s a fun dress for those last few months of warm weather and is school friendly with its wide straps. The side tie was also a fun addition that can be added to any version of the Tallulah, too!
The sew along was sponsored by Riley Blake Designs and the Vintage Market fabric I used had these cute girlies that sported headscarves! So I decided to make one for the photo shoot! It was such a big hit that I thought I’d share the project with you! It’s super fast and very versatile.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- a fat quarter of fabric, or a scrap piece measuring at least 13″x13″.
- 1 yard of trim, which can be jumbo ric rac, bias tape, flat or cluny lace, ribbon, etc.
- matching thread
- scissors or rotary cutter and self healing mat
This is sized for preschool through teen, but it’s just about big enough for an adult. I don’t recommend this for younger children or infants as the ties are a strangulation hazard.
Let’s get started!
First, cut your 13″x13″ square.
Then take the opposite corners and fold them right sides together to make a triangle. You will have two open sides and one on the fold.
Sew along the 2 open ends with a 1/4″ seam allowance, leaving a 2″ opening on one of the sewn sides. This will allow you to turn your triangle right side out.
Cut the tips off of the points of the triangle, being careful not to clip the stitches!
Turn your triangle right side out, making sure to get the bottom point nice and pointy (ha!). The other ones will be covered by your ties, so they won’t be seen.
Topstitch at 1/8″ along the 2 “V” sides. This will close up the hole made for turning.
Find the center of the long, folded edge of your headscarf and mark with a pin.
Take your trim, find the center, and pin along the long edge, starting at the edge of the scarf and stopping at the opposite edge. If you are sewing with bias tape, you will need to start at the edge of the tie and sew all the way across to the end of the other tie.
Tie a knot in the end of each of the ties if you are using a cotton trim. If you are using a synthetic product, like ric rac or jacquard ribbon, you can carefully heat seal the ends with a lighter.
Tadah! You now have an adorable accessory that can match any outfit!