Cold weather has it’s perks…hot cocoa, toasty fires, cute beanies…
They make the frigid air and numb toes kind of worth it. Kind of. 😉
Today’s DIY is a super simple sewing project and it makes a great gift making project, because you have to make them two at a time.
Are you a new sewer? No sweat. This project is for you.
Because this project is so simple and obvious when worn, the quality of your flannel fabric is much more important. These scarves are sewn with a nice, thick, rich flannel shirting which makes them feel really luxe and cozy.
They are also nice and wide and long, so they fit great on both men and women.
MATERIALS____________________________________2 yards flannel shirting matching thread sewing machine scissors iron Notes: *I highly recommend using flannel shirting, because it is often thicker and softer than regular flannel. It also usually comes in prints that are appropriate for apparel and do not have a discernible right or wrong side. You may use regular flannel, but the scarf will look and feel more impressive, if you spend a few more bucks on a nicer fabric. *The width of the flannel shouldn’t really matter, as long as it is more than 43″ wide (and almost all fabric is). *I got my flannel shirting from Jo-Ann. If you use coupons or sales, you can make two scarves for around $6-7 a piece. *Two yards of fabric yields two scarves.
Before you get started: DON”T pre-wash your fabric. I know, I know…this goes against sewing basics 101. You will wash it later to get the ends to fray, and pre-washing is not necessary for this project.
5. Wash your scarves two to three times to get the short ends to start fraying. This is what my scarves looked like after two washes, and after I cleaned up stray frayed threads.
It will continue to fray to the sewn line with each wash.
You end up with two identical scarves. One to keep and one to give away to someone you don’t mind being twinners with. 😉
Craving more scarf inspiration? Go HERE. SOURCES: Flannel from Jo-Ann // Boots from Sole Society
They look so warm! I’ve got a Craft Gossip post that links to your tutorial here:
Thank you so much Anne!
Andi L. says
Now that I can handle! I’ve been crocheting hats like crazy this fall (8 down, 15 to go!) and was NOT looking forward to making scarves to go with them for my kiddos. This is a much faster solution. I love the frayed ends!
You are awesome to do that for your kids!
So beautiful and so simple – thank you so much! ^^
Thank you Kate!
they’re beautiful Delia! I adore the pictures too. You are just amazing all around. 🙂
Aw. Thanks Anna! 🙂 You are so kind to me!
Melissa Shultz says
I was just thinking about making some scarves with knit fabric and I love the idea of using flannel too. Thanks so much for the inspiration and the tip of buying the nicer fabric. I love having an excuse to go to Joann’s and get some more fabric. :o)
I know right? 🙂 Thanks Melissa.
Those look really cozy! I love the plaids. Lovely photos!
Thank you Charity!
Just fabulous! Will have to check out that flannel shirting asap. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for this! I’m making eight–one for each of the ladies who work at my kids’ preschool. This scarf and a $5 gift card for coffee and I’m done!
Sweet! Sounds like a great gift!
Jodi R. says
I was looking for some kind of gift to make and found this post. First, your photos are beautiful! I was sorry I couldn’t find that tan fabric, but I found two others that worked well. I’m not an experienced sewer (sewist?) so I needed something fairly simple. This tested my ironing skills but using plaid helped because it’s easily marked. My gifts turned out pretty great and I even made a smaller one for my daughter. Thanks for the great post!
It makes me so happy that you found the tutorial useful! <3
Made this yesterday and love it!
It’s so lovely! Thank you for sharing a link so I could see it!
Tessa E Lepper says
I am such an idiot–didn’t occur to me that flannel must be reversible! My scarves have a top side and an underside!!
You are totally not an idiot. Some flannel is reversible, some is not.