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How to Sew a Mobius Scarf

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This darling bow-style scarf from Quick Stuff to Sew, Vol. 1 exudes effortless but oh-so-put-together chic. It’s no wonder that it was inspired by a fabulous French designer. Discovered in Betty Kirke’s book Madeleine Vionnet (Chronicle Books, 1998), this looped scarf is surprisingly uncomplicated and is a great, achievable example of Vionnet’s work. Called a möbius scarf for its resembling a möbius, it is like a twisted loop that creates a never-ending one-sided surface. This might sound complicated, but the resulting scarf is easy to make and is truly a standout among the rest.

The scarf’s pattern shape produces a bias-cut neckline bow, with each loop falling delightfully into perfect shape when tied. The tying process itself is the fun part: one swift motion and it’s complete. The möbius principle allows the magic to happen.

A brilliant geometrician herself, Vionnet twisted and looped fabric…

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  1. redruna | | #1

    The instructions about how to make a double-sided mobius scarf pattern are incomprehensible. Could someone please provide a drawing of the pattern changes and how to lay it out on the 2 kinds of fabric?

  2. mickiesue | | #2

    Ditto.

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