Scarves, Oh how I love a good scarf! Any time its remotely cold outside my go-to fashion accessory is a scarf. I'll even wear them occasionally in the summer if it's not to gawd awful hot outside. With that all being said sometimes scarves can be way over priced, cause' lets face it a scarf is nothing more than a square cut piece of fabric. Their isn't much work that goes into them so why pay outlandish prices when you can make your very own at home with little to no skill or money.
In recent years scarves have become more than an item of clothing to keep you warm, they've become a fashion statement all on their own. On fashion blogs, in magazines and boutiques you've seen the new "It" scarf, The "Blanket Scarf". You will find them all over the web and flooding your Instagram pages with women's OOTD posts.
Some can be rather expensive or just so popular that they are always sold out. So that's where this post comes in handy, Why not make your own?!?
All you'll need is a few basic things and some fabric. And best of all for those of you who don't sew, don't know how or just plain don't have the time this is the perfect scarf tutorial for you.
2 1/2 - 3 yards 100% Cotton Plaid or Checkered Flannel (or similar acrylic Fabric)
Step 1: Start by measuring your fabric. If you bought exactly the amount you will be using their is no need for this step. I bought enough to make two, so I just split it in half and cut width wise which gave me to equal pieces of fabric that both measured out 2 1/2 yards. Step 2: Make sure your fabric is cut as even as you can get it. This way your fringe will all be the same length and in the end your scarf doesn't look lopsided. Step 3: Start to pull out your thread. You will do this by either a seam ripper which I like best or sticking a needle in between the threads and pulling lose. Do whichever works best for you. Step 4: Keep repeating this process all they way down the width of your scarf going row by row until you get the length of fringe you want. Do this to both ends. Do note: That you only do this on the two ends of the scarf not all the way around. You will not be able to get the affect on all four sides due to how the fabric is woven.
In the end this only cost around $10 dollars. Depends on the fabric you buy. I bought mine from Joann Fabric if you live near one I recommend checking out their selection as well as downloading their FREE app, that way you can use one of their coupons and get up to 40% off.
Very easy and affordable way to get a new must have Winter fashion accessory.
I do hope you enjoy this tutorial. Would love to see pictures if you make one. Tag me on Instagram or Twitter @ChicCountryGirl
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