The Blanket Scarf
I’m super excited to share with you one of my favourite accessories that will have your covered for the winter… literally because it is a blanket scarf. This is a super warm, super trendy and super easy DIY that does not require a sewing machine! Blanket scarves are large and they can double as a blanket so you can snuggle up on those cold winter days and stay warm.
They are also make wonderful Christmas and Birthday presents. In stores and online, I’ve seen them being sold at over $50! You can find some great plaid prints that are high quality at a fabric store and sew your own for a fraction of the cost. So, why not just take some time ripping out some threads while you watch Netflix and make one of these blanket scarves! Only negative was that I was covered in thread by the end of this project haha!
Let’s get into it!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- 1.5 to 2 yards of fabric with double sided print (e.g. flannel)
- Seam ripper
Step 1: Cut the salvage edges off (the light grey strip and the frayed edge on the top in the picture below). This will leave you with raw edges for you to pull the threads off.
Step 2: Cut your fabric to the desired length. This can be one of two options 1) A square that is 45″ x 45″ or if you have a wider fabric 55″ x 55″ or 2)
Step 3: Take your seam ripper and pull some loose thread from the edge of the fabric. It should then be easy to pull apart all along the edge. I would recommend pulling one thread out at a time. It is more difficult to pull two or three and sometime the thread would break (which made the process a lot longer).
Note: If the fabric was cut unevenly, it will take a few times to get one long thread. You may have to use your seam ripper a few times to get those additional threads off before you have one long piece. I’ll be real here, this took me longer than I thought because there were all these extra threads that needed to be removed before I had one long piece to work with.
That’s it! This blanket scarf looks easy, but ripping out those threads definitely took time and made my hands dry haha! I guess that also has to do with the dry weather. Regardless, I have been using a ton of lotion and they are still dry!
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