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DIY No Sew Blanket Scarf

Blanket scarves are all the rage these days. At least, they are in my mind! I have been eyeing several and was ready to hit "send" on my Christmas list to family (including a few blanket scarves, of course) when my friend texted and asked if I wanted to make a blanket scarf with her. I thought it sounded fun to watch her make one, so I said yes. I assumed she didn't realize I can't sew to save my life but thought it sounded like a nice girls day anyway. You can imagine my delight when she told me this DIY required absolutely no sewing! Now that's my kind of DIY.

Yall, making this blanket scarf was so simple that a week later, I went and bought more fabric for a few more. One can never have too many blanket scarves! I think my obsession with these is due to the fact that they are so big. I've never been one for small infinity scarves. Personally, the bigger the scarf, the better. 

These will be a staple for me in these winter months. And the best part? Each one costs less than $15 and requires just scissors and fabric. It's super simple and way cheaper than its Zara and Francesca's counterparts. Yall, everyone needs to make one! So let's get started.

You can buy fabric from any fabric store. I bought at both Hobby Lobby and JoAnn's Fabrics. Both patterns were found under "Fall Fabrics" at each store. There were plaids in various colors and a great black and white houndstooth that I was drooling over. 

You need 2-2.5 yards of fabric. It just depends how long you want it. I am tall and like mine longer, so I chose 2.5 yards. Grab your pair of scissors, and you are ready to make the fringe!

First, cut the ends so that the edges are straight. Most Fall patterns have straight lines in the pattern, so find a straight line and cut alongside it. Try to keep your cut as even as possible, but don't sweat it if it's not perfect. The fringe we are going to make will hide minor imperfections. 

Now for the fringe! I love the subtle fringe on the ends of these blanket scarves. Making the fringe is actually quite simple. Start by gently tugging at the ends until a thread comes loose. Pull that thread until it comes out. It may take two of three different threads, but keep pulling until you get one that unravels from end to end. Keep unraveling until you have the desired amount of fringe.

The amount of fringe you leave is entirely up to you. I went with about 1/2 inch on each end. For reference, this is the scrap fabric I had after cutting/fringing.

Even though you have pulled out a few threads, these scarves are quite durable. I have not washed mine, so I cannot attest to how it will stand in the washing machine, but it holds up great wear after wear. The remaining threads are stuck in there and won't budge.

Repeat on the remaining end of fabric, and you're done! This whole process will take less than an hour, and man is the end product cute! For less than $15, they make great Christmas gifts as well!


Carly said...

I love the pattern you picked out-- and definitely a huge bargain compared to so many blanket scarves out there!

Kait said...

This turned out great! I love it!

Jen @ South in the City said...

Wow super cute!! And looks easy :)

Amy said...

wam, bam, thank you ma'am!

Emily Stewart said...

Cute! I'll be trying this soon! No sew? I'm there!

Sarah said...

You have inspired me to make some of my own! Thanks for sharing!


Jen said...

I love how it turned out, super cute! :)

Bailey Kay said...

I LOVE THIS! I have been on a scarf kick lately but hate paying so much money for cute scarves! I'm going to have to make my own blanket scarf!

Ashley @ A Cute Angle said...

This is so cool! I'm going to make one for sure!

~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

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