Blankets and DIY chunky knit scarves are the undisputed must-have winter accessories, keeping us stylish and, above all, warm from October to the start of spring. So today, we’re pumped to show you how to make your own blanket scarf with your fave fabric. And trust me, choosing your fabric is probably the hardest part, because there are so many possibilities!
It literally takes five minutes to make this blanket scarf, and we love how it turned out. What’s more, we didn’t even have to use a sewing machine!
Materials and Tools:
- matching thread
- measuring tape
1. Measure a rectangle of fabric that is 45 x 55 inches and cut it out.
2. Start on the right side and pull out one or two of the vertical threads to create fray.
3. Keep pulling out threads until your fray is the length you want.
4. Secure everything in place by adding a simple stitch at the upper corner.
5. Repeat on the bottom corner and on the other side.
First, be sure to choose the right fabric. It has to be soft (like a brushed cotton or flannel) and it has to be woven so that it has horizontal and vertical threads that can be pulled out to create fringe. When you have your fabric, cut a rectangle that is 45 x 55 inches wide to create a nice voluminous scarf.
Starting on the right side, pull out one or two of the vertical threads to create your fray. Keep pulling out threads until the fabric is frayed to your liking. The fray on my blanket scarf is about one inch long. At this point, secure everything in place by adding a simple stitch at the corners. Then repeat on the left side to complete the scarf. Voilà — you’re good to go!
Wear it like a simple scarf, or fold it into a triangle and drape it around your neck. You can also use it like an actual blanket to cozy up on a chilly day.
If you try this project, be sure to snap a picture and share it on Instagram using the hashtag #iamcreative.