Sunday, February 1, 2015

DIY Sunday: No Sew Plaid Blanket Scarf

Good Afternoon!

Today's craft is just about as easy as a craft can get. If you follow me on Pinterest, you are probably aware that I'm a bit of an addict. One item that I found myself pinning over and over again was outfits with large plaid scarves. I didn't know there was such a thing as "blanket" scarves until I started clicking through some of my Pins to read about them.

I love scarves (and plaid for that matter). I feel like you can dress up almost anything with a big poofy scarf. I just went through my collection and donated or consigned quite a few recently, so naturally I needed to add more. My husband disagrees. However, I pointed out his baseball hat collection and he decided to avoid and further comment on my scarves.

Have you looked at the price of some of these blanket scarves? Over $50.00 for one scarf! Not going to happen in my world. I have flooring to buy, people! The next step was to make one for about 1/5 the cost.



DIY No Sew Plaid Blanket Scarf


Materials:

2 to 2.5 yards of plaid fabric. Mine came from Hancock Fabrics in the "Chambray" fabric section. With a sale, 1 yard was only $4.00. So, $8.00 for one blanket scarf.

Instructions:
Since fabric frays when you cut it, you normally would do something to stop the fray. However, with this project, you can keep the fray as part of the rustic style.

Two edges will be frayed already. You will want to fray the sections that have clean cuts.


This is the fabric before starting your fray. Notice how one side is already frayed, but the side that was cut from the fabric bolt is not?

This process is fairly simple. You will take some thread from the end of the fabric and pull down the length of the fabric. You will want to take this slowly to avoid breaking the thread or bunching up the fabric.



Then you're done. Pretty darn easy, huh? Go to Pinterest and look at all the fun ways you can wrap your new gigantic scarf.




Side note: I totally feel weird taking a "selfie" of myself. So ignore my mismatched clothes, crazy hair and dead eyes. I'm not built for selfies, yo!




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