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Sew a scarf as bib for adults

It is easy to sew a scarf as bib for adults and it is a stylish solution for persons who have difficulties with food and meals. The pattern is easy and you finish it in an evening.

The supplies:

Image of Zigzag Hemmer #66.

Zigzag Hemmer #66

Creating double-fold hems using a zigzag or decorative stitch ✓  This foot saves on work and time ✓  For hems with a width of 6 mm ✓  For medium-weight materials ✓  For 5.5 mm and 9 mm machines ✓ 

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Image of BERNINA 740.


With its stitch width of 9 mm, the new BERNINA 740 is especially suitable for sewing beautiful decorative stitches. With its built-in top feed, it can handle even the finest fabrics with ease.

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The pattern for the scarf:

Look at this sketch of the pattern. The sizes include seam allowances (for the long sides I took 1,5 cm, for the double folded seam):If you make several at once, you can cut them without fabric loss. You will have to sew a seam in the neck.

Fold the fabric and measure  and measure 18,5 cm on the fold.

Iron 2 x 2 cm at the short side.

Draw the shape and cut the scarf.

Sew the scarf:

Pin a strip of the tape on the inside of the scarf. Measure a 35 cm from the neckfold for the buttonhole and a 36 cm for the button.

Leave a 1,5 cm from the fabric edge for the seam.

With the zigzag hemmer foot 6 mm #nr 66, it is easy to sew the seam neat and easy.

Fold the ironed short bottom seams and sew.

Position the buttonhole on the right side of the scarf at 2 cm from the corner. Use Buttonhole foot with slide #3A

Image of Buttonhole Foot with Slide #3A.

Buttonhole Foot with Slide #3A

Sewing any number of buttonholes of exactly the same length ✓  Flexible choice of buttonhole length up to 30 mm ✓  With or without cording ✓  For 5.5 mm and 9 mm machines ✓ 

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The buttonhole in the middle is to be made on the stabilizer tape.

Open the button hole with the buttonhole chisel.

Sew the button at the bottom at 5 cm from the side. It gives a functional overlap.

You’re ready to sew the scarf as a bib for adults. It’s very useful and stylish at the same time.

Free sewing pattern & instructions: Sew a scarf as bib for adults

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    • Bea Callemeyn EditEditing comments on the BERNINA blog is only possible after logging in with a blog user account. Sign up now or create a user account if you do not have one yet.

      Hi Jane, there’s not really a download. If you look at the sizes mentioned in the blogpost, and watch the sketch, you will be able to draw the pattern on the fabric. It doesn’t really need to be exactly the same. Just very handy that you make the scarf narrow in the neck. It helps to fall down nicely. I hope you can find out with the sketch.

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