By Patricia Belyea
Kimono wool radiates quality with its beautiful weave and flowing hand.
Kimono Wool Packs from Okan Arts—with five 1/2 yard pieces of ikat-woven kimono wool and two Okan Arts logo labels—include just what you need to make two lovely scarves.
FIVE EASY STEPS
Pre-wash your fabrics before you use them.
For the Kimono Wool, use the Cold/Cold cycles of your washing machine with a gentle liquid detergent. (I use Seventh Generation in my laundry room.) Hang the fabrics up to dry.
Trim off the frayed edges.
Slice each piece in half, from selvedge to selvedge. You should now have 10 pieces, each about 9" x 14".
Choose a design arrangement for the five pieces and sew together with 5/8" seams along the long edges.
Some pieces may be longer than others. Center longer edges with shorter edges. (No need to trim off the selvedges.)
Press the seams open.
Fold the project on the long side. Pin the edge, lining up the seams.
Sew with a 5/8" seam. If a fabric edge does not line up, continue stitching in a straight line so the seam is 5/8" on the narrower fabrics.
Press the seam open without pressing the edges of the tube.
Turn the tube inside out and press with the long seam down the center of the scarf back. (Use a ruler!) Now press the edges.
Tuck in both ends of the tube and press at 5/8". Line up the front and back of each end and pin together.
Sew close to the ends. Catch a logo label in the stitching, if you so desire.
Give your project a final press. Your scarf is now finished. The final size is 6 3/4" X 41 1/2".
I noticed that the Kimono Wool could handle the Cotton setting on my iron with full steam. That was a surprise.
I hope your gift recipient (maybe it’s you!) enjoys the gorgeous fabrics and your fine work.
For Kimono Wool Packs in the Okan Arts Japanese Textile Shop +click here
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