40x12" silk scarf
40x5" cotton lining (optional)
red rayon thread
sewing machine (you easily hand stitch this)
1. Halve the scarf lengthwise. The width of the lining should be equal to the actual width of the finished twilly, in this case, 2.5". The ends are cut slanting, at an angle of 45°. Note that, normally, an original Twilly measures ~35x2", but, hey, I'm not running a bootlegging operation here. I'm classy that way. Hahahahaha!
2. Sew the cotton lining to the edge of wrong side of the halved scarf using zigzag stitch. Then, fold the scarf lengthwise, wrong side up, with the lining visible on the other side. One side of the folded scarf will be a bit wider than the other. Make sure the line of fold of the scarf is exactly aligned with the cotton lining. Press. The temperature is dependent on the fabric you're gonna use -- I used silk, so I set it on low. Sew the side of the fabric (the part zigzagged cotton+one side of the scarf and the other side of the scarf) using zigzag stitch. Then, fold the extra fabric over the zigzag stitch and sew again, thus creating a faux bias-covered seam. This will ensure that the edges won't easily fray.
3. Turn it inside out, right side out, lining in. Iron it again.
|One of the few times I used a flat iron. Come to think of it, I only use flat iron when I'm sewing.|
4. Fold the seam of the open side and iron again. Baste the fabric together, going back to where you started. Lock the thread.
So here's the finished product: Twilly à la TPS!
Hope you all like it! Till next DIY'ing.