Hipscarf

A hip scarf helps you during dance practice, emphasizing your hip movement. You can buy hip scarves with
coins online, or create your own with a piece of fabric and fringe. Some teachers discourage wearing noisy
hip scarf to class because it’s hard to hear the music or the instructor over twenty jingling scarves. Packing
a ‘silent’ scarf in your dance bag is always a good idea.hipscarffringe

Triangular scarf

You will need:
–       fabric, app. 1 m / 40 inches long, app. the same width
–       chainette fringe, app. 3,5 m / 11 feet 8 inches
–       Matching thread
–       Fabric paint, sequins, plastic gems, etc.

Cut a triangle out of the fabric with short sides of 1 m/40 inches. The long side will be 1,4 m/ 4 feet 8 inches
long. If you like a larger hip scarf, cut a triangle with short sides of 1,5 m/ 60 inches.
Stitch the chainette fringe along the edge of the scarf. Decorate the scarf with sequins, fabric paint and
plastic gemstones.

Rectangular

You will need:
–       fabric, app. 0,5 x 1,5 m / 12 inches x 60 inches
–       chainette fringe, app. 3,5 m / 11 feet 8 inches
–       Matching thread
–       Fabric paint, sequins, plastic gems, etc.

The above measurements are for a scarf that is 60 inches long. If you want longer ties, add an extra piece
of fabric to the edge. Lay out your scarf in front of you and try different fringe placement. You could add fringe
to the edges, sides, or in a pattern on the scarf. When you decide on the pattern, stitch the fringe on the
scarf. Decorate the scarf with sequins, fabric paint and plastic gemstones.

Extra tips:
Loop pieces of the fringe through beads for added weight and sparkle.

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