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How to make a cravat without a pattern!
You will need half a meter of desired material
• The first thing you need to do it measure the person’s neck.
• Then measure roughly 14inches at one end of your material, then the neck measurement for example, neck measurement 11inches and add another 14inched after the neck measurement (for the other end of the cravat). So if the neck measurement was 11inches then in total you should measure 38inches in length.
• Chop off whatever material is spare.
• Fold the material over width ways (so the two right sides are facing each other) and pin the two sides together.
• Sew around the two sides of the material, leaving about a 3" gap somewhere along the edge.
• Fold the material inside out pulling it back through the gap you have left.
• You should now have a long strip with hidden seams.
• Neatly fold inwards the hole you left and sew it together so there is no longer a hole in the cravat.
• Iron over all of the seams to make the cravat very flat and flatten any left over creases.
• Measure again the two 14inches at either end of the cravat so you know where the centre is and you know where the neck will be. Mark with Taylor’s chalk.
• Carefully scrunch together the centre of the cravat along the (example) 11inches in the centre. Pin into place. (This is the tricky part).
• Once you have neatly and equally pinned the scrunched part together sew four lines going width ways along the scrunches. to hold in place.
• You will notice that this has automatically made a pleat effect on either end of the cravat.
• Iron down the seams once more, being careful to not iron down the pleat. Also iron over the centre (scrunched up part) of the cravat.