This little (brown/turquoise) polka dot headscarf is a sweet and simple project to make. I like to wear a headscarf or headband to keep my hair back when the weather is hot – this was a hot summer, that’s for sure. This headscarf can also double up as a neckerchief – 2 for 1!
For the headscarf, a cotton fat quarter was cut, measuring 21.5″ wide in the shape of a large (upside down) triangle. As the fat quarter was not wide enough, I cut two tiny triangles and attached them to the ends of the headscarf, making it 26″ wide in total. The matching bias binding at the top of the headscarf is 40″ long so as to tie the ends together.
To make the narrow hem, a 4mm (also available in 6mm for a Janome sewing machine) rolled hem presser foot was used. It takes a bit of practice to get used to this sewing foot, but it is worth it as it really does cut down on sewing time. It also produces a more professional finish on delicate fabrics such as chiffon.
This accessory can be so versatile. It can add a country/folksy look for a walk in the countryside or it can be worn at a rave/concert/festival. Though, I must admit that my ‘rave’ days are over!