Thursday, September 18, 2014

Chemo Scarf Pattern

I was overwhelmed by the response to my September 14th post about sewing "Nancy's scarves" for cancer patients. So many of you have asked for the pattern that I'm posting it here.
Feel free to share.

Cut a pattern out of newspaper or craft paper. Pattern is an isosceles triangle 29-1/4" long on one side and 20-1/2" long on the other 2 sides. 5/8 seam is allowed in the pattern.
Here's my well-used pattern . . . coffee spills and all!
Since the scarf is reversible, for each scarf you will be will be cutting the pattern twice - once from each of two coordinating fabrics. Be sure to place on the fold of the fabric when cutting out.


Sew the two scarf pieces together, right sides together. Leave an opening for turning. Turn the scarf right side out and press. Topstitch 1/4 to 3/8 inch from the edge and you're done!

My sister was such a good sport about modeling for me!
Since Nancy was a 3rd/4th grade teacher, I made her scarves for every holiday. The kids loved them. Here she is in her Halloween scarf  . . . so many happy memories, yet my eyes still tear up.

Occasionally, Nancy would just wear this to make the kids laugh!
I don't have a pattern for the Mickey Mouse hat so we'll all just have to stick to sewing scarves!
If you would like to learn about ovarian cancer, you can read Nancy's story, in her own words, here.
Thanks to each of you for doing this in memory of Nancy and all of our "sisters" who have been touched by cancer. 
Happy Sewing!
 This post is gratefully linked to:
I Quilt at Pretty Bobbins
Needle & Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation
Tutorial Tuesday at Hope Studios
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