Have you been following our 2016 Holiday Freebies? You can see our Free Adult Mittens HERE and our Free Adult Slouchie Beanie HERE! Today I’m here to show you how to make a Blanket Scarf!
Blanket scarfs are a great, easy item you can whip up for yourself or others during those colder months!
You can pair them with a top or dress for a touch of color and finish off your outfit with the perfect trendy touch.
Flannel- 1.5-2 yards
Optional: Sewing Machine and matching thread
You’ll want your scarf anywhere from 1.5-2 yards long. A few factors that you can consider when deciding on the length are how tall are you? The more petite you are the less you’ll need. How thick is your flannel? The thicker the fabric the less you’ll need.
I cut mine into a square. Since my flannel was about 56″ wide. I squared it up at 55″ x 55″. You don’t have to have a perfect square either, if your fabric is thinner or you’re taller you might want to keep the width and make your length a bit longer (up to about 2 yards).
You can finish the edges anyway you’d like. You can leave them raw (they will fray with wear and washing).
You can stitch around the edge with a finishing stitch of your choice. (zigzag, overlock, ect.) Pictured here with a zigzag, which will still fray up to the stitch if you’re not right on the edge.
You can do a narrow hem, folding 1/4″ and another 1/4″ enclosing the raw edge for a cleaner finish.
You can also stitch around the inside where you’d like the fray to stop. You can fray the edges up to the stitch line by pulling the cross grain threads up to the stitch line.
Now you’re ready to style it!
***I’m sorry, but my camera man (aka my husband) wasn’t very interested in all the different ways you could style a blanket scarf, and he often cuts my head off! You will also hear my kiddos (you can even catch Little Guy being super naughty…) in the background. But, hopefully they are helpful still 🙂
You can wear it bandera style by folding it in half at a 45 degree angle creating a large triangle, then wrapping it around the back of your neck and tucking tails under.
You can wear it shawl style.
You can wear it like a traditional scarf wrapped about your neck.
You can to the tie front, wrapping it back around your neck and tying in the front.
You can wear it like an infinity scarf.
Drape it over your shoulders. You can wear a belt over to hold it in place as well.
You can fold in half lengthwise wrap around back of neck and pull ends through the fold.
You can wear it over your head and wrap one end around to the back.
You can wrap around the back and criss cross through the front.
Still with me? 😉 Don’t miss our other 2016 Holiday Freebies here:
They all pair perfectly together for some great cozy finishing touches!