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PAREO AND MATCHING SCRUNCHIE
- A 70cm length of lightweight fabric, such as crêpe, silk or voile (width must be at least 150cm)
- A 20cm length of 1cm-wide elastic ribbon
- Thread, ruler, pencil, tracing paper, scissors
To make the pareo:
- Download the pattern and create a version to scale using tracing paper.
- Cut out the pattern and pin it onto the fabric.
- Using a pencil, trace around the pattern. Do not allow for a hem.
- Unpin and remove the pattern, and carefully cut out the fabric along the traced lines.
- Thread your overlocker and select a decorative stitch.
- Overlock all sides of your pareo.
- Tie all thread ends off by hand, to ensure they hold firm.
Regardless of the model, all Elna overlockers offer a wide range of decorative stitches. For example:
- 3-thread overlock. Use embroidery thread for an even more brilliant result.
- 3-thread rolled hem. Use three threads of different colors for a truly stunning rolled finish. For even more dazzling results, use Lurex thread through the upper looper or through the needle.
- 2-thread rolled hem. For machines that support 2-thread sewing.
Overlockers offer many different kinds of stitches - simply choose the one that exactly matches the special look you want for each new project!
To make the scrunchie:
- Using the same fabric you used for your pareo, cut out a strip measuring 12cm x 60cm.
- Fold the strip in half lengthways, with the right side of the fabric facing inwards.
- Sew the two edges together right along the full length of the strip, leaving a 1cm margin.
- Turn the strip right-side-out with the help of a needle or a safety pin.
- Thread the elastic ribbon through the strip.
- Knot the two ends of the elastic firmly together by hand.
- Sew the open ends of the band to one another by hand to make a closed loop that completely covers the elastic, using small, discreet stitches.