This beginning sewing project is for girls. It is very simple and basic but with cute results. Of course the girls love it!
14″ square piece of fabric
Double Fold bias tape cut into the following pieces: 2 – 14.5 inch pieces, 1 – 30 inch piece
Step 1: Cut the square fabric in half from corner to corner. Now you have created the base for two kerchiefs.
Step 2: Notice that when folded the bias tape has one side that is a tiny bit shorter than the other side. (top photo) Make sure when pinning that this short side is on top. Pin one 14.5 inch piece of bias tape to one short side of the triangle fabric enclosing the fabric edge inside the fold of the bias tape. It will be a bit longer but that is okay, we will trim it after sewing.
Step 3: Using a straight or zigzag stitch sew along the very edge of the bias tape closest to the fabric. (see photo above) Trim edges even. I am showing a straight stitch in my photos.
Step 4: Pin and sew the other 14.5 inch piece of bias tape to the other short side of the triangle fabric piece. Trim edges even.
At this point with my beginning sewers I don’t worry about making sure the point of the triangle is totally enclosed. That is a bit too hard for little fingers to manage so we just leave that edge raw. (see photo above)
Step 5: Match the center of the 30 inch piece of bias tape to the center of the long edge of fabric. Pin the bias tape along the edge working from the center out. You will have about 3 inches of over hang on edge side. You’ll need those to tie the kerchief. Sew as you did the short edges.
That’s it! You know have a cute kerchief to wear while playing.
The photo below shows one made with the other triangle of fabric for a younger sister using a zigzag stitch with contrasting thread.