Tutorial: Loominous and neon pom pom cowl

There is a chill in the air and that means it’s time to stitch up all of the cowls, all of the scarves…all of the autumn things! For this scarf we teamed our new neon pom pom trim with Anna Maria Horner‘s new yarn-dyed woven collection, Loominous. It’s an unexpected pairing, but I think it really works!

Loominous and neon pom pom tutorial from The Village Haberdashery!

Supplies:

Loominous and neon pom pom tutorial from The Village Haberdashery!

Cutting:

This fabric looks nearly identical on the right and wrong sides. It won’t really matter if you forget which is which but if the thought of mixing them up bothers you, put stickers or mark the wrong sides now before you start cutting!

First cut your metre in half from selvedge to selvedge so you have two pieces that each measure 50cm x 112cm.

Loominous and neon pom pom tutorial from The Village Haberdashery!

Now take one piece and cut a 45 degree angle across the centre.

Loominous and neon pom pom tutorial from The Village Haberdashery!

Construction:

Pin one of the pieces of fabric to each end of the rectangular piece of fabric, selvedge to selvedge so that the fabric is laid out like this:

Loominous and neon pom pom tutorial from The Village Haberdashery!

Loominous and neon pom pom tutorial from The Village Haberdashery!

Sew the pieces right sides together with a half inch seam allowance.

Loominous and neon pom pom tutorial from The Village Haberdashery!

Press the seam open. Because you’re working with selvedges and those selvedges are really soft, I think you can just leave them. Job done. No finishing necessary and yay for that!

Loominous and neon pom pom tutorial from The Village Haberdashery!

Now take one of diagonal ends of the scarf and create a hem toward the right side by pressing 1/4″ and then 1/4″ again. This fabric holds a press really well.

Loominous and neon pom pom tutorial from The Village Haberdashery!

Pin your pom pom trim into the hem. Start about an inch from the top of the diagonal and two inches from the point of the diagonal.

Loominous and neon pom pom tutorial from The Village Haberdashery!

Loominous and neon pom pom tutorial from The Village Haberdashery!

Roll it in your fingers to really hide the tape so only the poms are showing. I found pinning it horizontally helped keep the trim in place.

Loominous and neon pom pom tutorial from The Village Haberdashery!

Stitch as close the edge of the fold as possible to hide that tape completely.

Loominous and neon pom pom tutorial from The Village Haberdashery!

If you’ve done your job it will be well-hidden!

Loominous and neon pom pom tutorial from The Village Haberdashery!

Now fold the enclosed trim back to the wrong side and carefully press. These poms will melt if they come into contact with a hot iron so proceed with caution! Stitch the fold as close to the edge as possible.

Loominous and neon pom pom tutorial from The Village Haberdashery!

Repeat these steps on the other diagonal end of your scarf.

Now create a hem on the long sides of your scarf by turning and pressing 1/4″ and 1/4″ again.

Loominous and neon pom pom tutorial from The Village Haberdashery!

At the corners, you’re going to fold the diagonal ends under this hem to try to keep things looking tidy. The pointy ends are trickiest! Snip off the end, and carefully tuck and fold.

Loominous and neon pom pom tutorial from The Village Haberdashery!

Loominous and neon pom pom tutorial from The Village Haberdashery!

Loominous and neon pom pom tutorial from The Village Haberdashery!

Loominous and neon pom pom tutorial from The Village Haberdashery!

Now sew these hems down as close the the edge as possible.

Loominous and neon pom pom tutorial from The Village Haberdashery!

It will look something like this when you’re finished.

Loominous and neon pom pom tutorial from The Village Haberdashery!

The top of the diagonal is a bit easier to manage.

Loominous and neon pom pom tutorial from The Village Haberdashery!

Loominous and neon pom pom tutorial from The Village Haberdashery!

And you’re done!

Loominous and neon pom pom tutorial from The Village Haberdashery!

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