Thursday, December 22, 2011

DIY: Neckerchief

To make your very own neckerchief you will need:
  • 1-2 fat quarters for quilting ~$2.00 ea.
  • quilt binding ~$2.00
  • glue stick
  • sewing machine
  • rit dye (optional)
I will definitely make this again another time but the colors I chose were a soft white floral fabric along with light green/blue binding, which made for a very childish combo, but at purchase I had thought it made more of a vintage look. Oops! Is there a fine line between baby and vintage? hmm. Anyway I suggest picking patterns that stick out to you like possibly a pretty plaid pattern I saw. There are so many different fat quarters to choose from in a place like Joanne Fabrics. I also suggest looking at the quarters that are rolled up often those are bigger which is more ideal. Then choose a coordinating quilt binding to go with it..make sure you get one with enough yards to cover the perimeter of your fat quarter. 
It is up to you whether you would like to use 1 or 2 fat quarters, I would suggest 2 so that you don't see back to your neckerchief while wearing it. Here we go! 1. lay wrong sides of fat quarters together       2. fold the binding around each edge and pin along the way, be sure to leave a tiny bit at each end 3. fold in corners a little so that nothing will end up fraying 4. this is where I used the glue to hold down each corner to make it easier when sewing 5. sew along the binding of the whole perimeter
6. sew a box/diagonal in each corner for extra support  7. Since mine was too babyish I decided to use blue dye I had around my house with dip dyed corners, this is totally optional and if you want a dyed look with your pattern it may be very cool. 
8. fold the fabric diagonally and tie around your neck. I really like the outcome after all!

This was fast, simple and fun. I can't wait to try a different color combination! Please let me know if you try out this DIY, if you send me pictures or write a post about it I will either post it or link to it!

Other ideas for this DIY:

  • make an easy dishtowel for yourself or a set as a gift (I personally like this fabric from Modcloth for such a project)
  • make cute "blankets" for dolls for little ones
  • make place mats that coordinate with the colors in your dining room
Thanks so much for stopping in and I hope you enjoyed this DIY!


  1. Looks easier when you read it! Gotta try!

  2. Another lovely tutorial, thank you so much! I'll definitely add this to my list for the new year :D

  3. Wow, that is amazing. Thank you for sharing. I want to make a yellow one now!

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