Emerson // Patchwork Scarf Tutorial

Happy Friday! We have a fun guest on the blog today – Melissa from the Polka Dot Chair blog! She’s showing us how to make a super easy patchwork scarf using our Emerson collection and a little pom pom trim.

Emerson is in stores now, so look for it at your local quilt shop or find it online!


Patchwork Scarf Sewing Tutorial on polkadotchair.com

Hi there! I’m Melissa Mortenson from the Polka Dot Chair Blog. I’m so excited to be here with you today sharing a tutorial for this patchwork scarf. The scarf is made from the new Dear Stella Emerson fabric line… which I ADORE! As soon as I saw it I knew that I wanted to make something for myself from it.

Patchwork Scarf Sewing Tutorial on polkadotchair.com

This scarf measures 52″ x 8 1/2″ which is a bit short as far as scarves go – depending on how you like your scarves, you might want to make it a bit longer. Personally I wanted a shorter scarf as I’m kinda fidgety and long scarves always get in my way.

To make this scarf you’re going to need:

Patchwork Scarf Sewing Tutorial on polkadotchair.com

– A selection of Fat Quarters of Emerson fabric cut to 9″ x 6″. For this scarf you’ll need a total of 18 9″ x 6″ pieces. (If you want a longer scarf, increase the number of pieces you cut.)

– 3 1/2 yards of tiny pom pom trim


Patchwork Scarf Sewing Tutorial on polkadotchair.com

Begin by sewing 9 of the 9″ x 6″ pieces of fabric together along the 9″ sides – use a 1/4″ seam allowance for the entire project.

Patchwork Scarf Sewing Tutorial on polkadotchair.com

Vary the placement of your pieces so that no two of the same fabric are next to each other. Press seams open. Repeat for the other 9 pieces of fabric.

Patchwork Scarf Sewing Tutorial on polkadotchair.com

On one of the sewn strips sew the tiny pom pom trim to the outer edges. To do this it is very helpful to use a cording foot, which will allow the pop pom trim to pass under the presser foot smoothly. You’re sewing the straight edge of the trim to the raw edge of the fabric.

Be patient – the stuff can be a bit persnickety but it’s worth it.

Pin the two sewn strips together, right sides together. Stitch together along the same stitching line you used to attach the pom pom trim. Leave a 6″ opening on one side to turn the scarf right side out.

Turn the scarf right side out and press. You most likely will need to use a pressing cloth on the trim. Test a scrap first to see.

Patchwork Scarf Sewing Tutorial on polkadotchair.com

That’s it, you’re done! I’d love for you to stop by and say “hello.” I’ve got hundreds of free sewing tutorials on my blog!

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4 Responses to Emerson // Patchwork Scarf Tutorial

  1. Julie says:

    Oh my, that is lovely! I love the greys with the bright trim.

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  3. CH says:

    I love it — what a great idea. But don’t forget to sew your opening closed!

  4. Seta K Wehbé says:

    I was wondering if you sell the trim as well and if you have it in white,,,


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