Welcome to a week of easy, handmade scarf tutorials. It's Scarf Week - like Shark Week, but far less frightening! From Monday to Friday, I'm sharing with you 5 super-duper-simple handmade scarf tutorials that would make great gifts for your friends and family this Christmas season. These are seriously easy to knock out. I made all 5 scarves in a couple of little girl nap times over two days!
The third DIY scarf I want to share with you is this cool and totally chic fringed infinity scarf. I've been really into fringes these days (see my Anthropologie inspired fringed Christmas stockings), and I really wanted to try creating a fringe-y scarf. I love how this one turned out! It's so easy, too. There's a lot of cutting involved, but then you just sew one seam and you're done.
- 2 yards knit jersey with a 4-way stretch (so that it doesn't fray - look for knit jersey with some spandex in it) that's at least 44" wide - makes 2 scarves
- rotary cutter, hard ruler and mat (scissors just won't do the trick for all of this cutting, trust me!)
- sewing machine
Cut your knit jersey fabric in half lengthwise (just like you would do if you were making a regular infinity scarf). I found this fun striped fabric in the clearance bin at my local fabric store. I have no idea what's in it, but when I washed it, it didn't fray so I knew it would work!
Using your mat, ruler and rotary cutter, start cutting the fringe along the length of the scarf. Make the ends of the fringe the cut side, and the opposite selvage will be left alone. I made my fringes ½" wide and about 9" long.
Continue until you're alllll done cutting the fringe along the length of the scarf. It takes a little while, but it's SO worth it!
Fold your scarf over right sides together so that the short, cut ends meet and sew them together. I used a serger, but a regular machine stitch and a zigzag to finish the end would work just as well.
Done like dinner! Wrap the scarf around your neck a couple of times for a chic statement scarf.
Don't you love it?!
Come back tomorrow for my last easy DIY scarf tutorial! Here's the plan (the links will all work when the week is done):