Multi-Sport Scarf & Headband Tutorial

This tutorial was inspired by my recent love of Tabata Workouts & Running! But it really is a great quick sew for anyone.  It works well for men who run and hunt as well.  I prefer them in solid colors for headbands, but you can use prints too.

Multi-Sport Scarf & Headband Tutorial



  • 2/3 yard or a fat half of Cotton/Lycra knit fabric.
  • Rotary Cutter & Mat or SHARP scissors and ruler
  • Sewing Machine
  • Pins
  • Coordinating Thread


Cut 1 square the following size.  Make sure to have CLEAN cut edges as we will not be hemming.
Youth 17″x17″
Small Adult 18″x18″
Adult 19″x19″
Large Adult 20″x20″


With RIGHT sides out fold the square in half.  Sew a seam 3/8″ from the edge along the long side edge making sure to back stitch at both start and finish.



Trim off 1/4″ of the seam allowance leaving just a 1/8″ allowance.



Turn wrong side out and press the seam flat, then sew a new seam 1/4″ from the folded edge/original seam making sure to back stitch at both start and finish.  This creates a french seam with no raw edges exposed in the seam allowance.



Turn back right side out.  Push the french seam that is inside to one side or another.  Topstitch in place 1/8″ from the seam line making sure to back stitch at both start and finish.


You’re Done!

EYMM running-scarf Squat-up

3 Responses

  1. Anne
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    Awesome! I’ve got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for tomorrow evening that features your tutorial: –Anne

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  3. Kristine
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    This is a very practical headband. I don’t do sports but I think I can make use of it when I am cooking, too!

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