Thursday, September 4, 2014

Part 1 of No Tie Chemo Scarf




































Tutorial for No Tie chemo Scarf.
You can find the pattern for $2.50 in my Etsy store. You may read here why the patterns are no longer free  http://snipriphooray.blogspot.com/2017/01/good-deeds-will-not-go-unpunished.html
The pattern for personal use or for charitable purposes, you may not sell the pattern or items made from it.

You will need:
1/2 yard (18 inches) medium to lightweight knit fabric at least 46" wide
(If you are making more than one scarf then you can nestle the pattern pieces and you will need less fabric per scarf)
7'' of 1/2 inch wide elastic
thread
hand sewing needle
sewing machine
serger (optional)
mad skills (only kidding)

Print out all the pattern pieces. Set your printer to "no-scaling". Use the " 2" test square" to make sure you pattern printed out correctly.




















Cut out pattern pieces and tape them together lining up the letters and diamonds.




































Place pattern on fold of fabric.


















Cut out leaving the shaded triangle.


















Finish the straight edge by serging or use zig-zag or other stitch on your regular machine. Finishing the raw edge is not mandatory since most knits will not fray.


















Fold 1'' hem to the wrong side of your fabric, press and stitch. You can use the stretch stitch, zig-zag, double needle - anything that will take a little bit of stretch.


















Trim off the little shaded triangle area from the pattern. You can do that by placing a ruler on the scarf tail and marking a line on the hem. Or you can cut the triangle out from the pattern, fold up the hem on the pattern and place the pattern on your fabric and marking the line.






















21 comments:

Pam said...

Thank you so much for posting this pattern! A friend found out last week that she would be undergoing chemo for breast cancer. This is precisely the style pattern that I have been scouring the web for. Thank you, Thank you for your sharing your creativity. I do hope that those who use your pattern will do so with the same intention that it has been shared.

The Fabric Store Lady said...

I just made this in cotton voile. Instead of hemming, I put the hemline on the fold and cut a double layer. I sewed around the open edges, left a gap for turning, I fused a layer of fleece about 4" wide across the front,then tuned the piece and edged stitched the whole thing. I used bias tape along the gathering line to make a casing for the elastic. Worked like a charm; no narrow hems and the elastic is covered. Going to try one out of Jeremy now!

The Fabric Store Lady said...

I just made this in cotton voile. Instead of hemming, I put the hemline on the fold and cut a double layer. I sewed around the open edges, left a gap for turning, I fused a layer of fleece about 4" wide across the front,then tuned the piece and edged stitched the whole thing. I used bias tape along the gathering line to make a casing for the elastic. Worked like a charm; no narrow hems and the elastic is covered. Going to try one out of Jeremy now!

Domestic Godess said...

Your fabric choice and construction sounds great. I have been thinking about trying to make some out on non-knit too, but never got around to try it out. Cotton voile sounds very comfy. My sister recommended making a casing for the elastic as well, but I was worried it would add too much bulk and would not gather as tight. It is great to hear about different ways to tackle the pattern. I am very interested to try to make some from woven fabric now as well. Thanks for taking the time to describe a great construction method!

Alysha DeShaé said...

Hi. My mom found this post and would love to be able to make this scarf both for a specific individual and for donating to hospitals, but we can't quite figure out the pictures to pattern without measurements. I noticed that you have the hat for sale in your etsy shop. Would you be able to put this pattern fro sale on etsy so we can buy it there? Or would you possibly be willing to email it to us (her)? I can guarantee that it will only be used for charitable purposes, nothing commercial!

Domestic Godess said...

Email me at skipphut@frontiernet.net and I'll email it to you.

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Unknown said...

how to do you put the elastic on it? I do not see it in the instructions.

Domestic Godess said...

http://snipriphooray.blogspot.com/2014/09/part-4-of-no-tie-chemo-scarf.html here is the part about the elastic.

DD said...

this is so nice. I want to make these as a community service project.

Alissa Tatman said...

Hi, I'm trying to print this out but no matter what setting I print on i get a 3 inch square. I'm not new to printing patterns but this one is giving me a hard time! Please let me know if I'm missing something :)

Domestic Godess said...

In your printer section select no scaling and make sure fit to page is not selected. Let me know if this works.

Lol O'Brien said...

Can't wait to make this, it's perfect for me

Chris said...

Hi Pam,

My cousin just found out she has breast cancer. I would like to sew a few of these to her. I can't find your pattern on your store.
How do I get this link?
You tutorial is reallly clear! Thanks for the time and effort to put this out.

PS: I am really sorry for what happened to you. It isn't right to steal other people's patterns.

Domestic Godess said...

Cris - leave a comment with your email (I will delete the email later) under this post http://snipriphooray.blogspot.com/2017/06/plagiarism.html and I'll email the patter to you.

Chelley said...

Does the hemmed band go on the forehead and then the tails get tied behind the neck?

thanks!

Chelley said...

Also, I can't find the pattern in your shop? I'm happy to buy it!

Domestic Godess said...

Chelley - yes the area with the hem goes around the head and the tails are simply gathered towards the back. Leave a comment under the http://snipriphooray.blogspot.com/2017/06/plagiarism.html?showComment=1502124727638#c5084340870226828142 thread with your email, and I'll email the pattern to you. I will delete the email later.

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Bunny said...

Plagiarism

bwabit@hughes.net

Thank you