No Sew Flannel Scarves
I think that more and more my style is meshing with mainstream fashion. Normally I kind of hang out on my own in whatever I like or think is comfortable and that typically isn’t what is popular. But here lately I’m finding myself drawn to things that are. I’ve got to tell you, that makes shopping SO much easier.
As an example, just the other week I accidentally bought skinny jeans. I got home totally disappointed because I’m a boot cut kind of gal. I decided to try them on for some reason and guess what? I’ve already got 3 pairs now!
The scarf thing is something I’m getting into as well. Now I don’t think I could wear one in the middle of summer and not feel like an idiot, but this winter I’m all about the warmth accessories. Finger-less gloves? Check. Ear warmers? Check. Scarf? Check.
Sometimes the thing you want isn’t what you’ll find, though. I wanted a blue and green plaid to go specifically with a new sweater I got. So I kept my eyes peeled and wound up making my own when the perfect flannel fabric turned up. Gotta tell you, I have 4 more kinds of flannel that I’ll be turning into scarves, too. Turns out there are tons and tons of fab flannels these days!
For this project you will need:
- 1-2 yards of flannel fabric (mine is 44″ wide)
- Seam ripper
This is my fabric.I purchased 1 yard and cut it down the middle and ran a quick seam to hold the two pieces together. Initially I was going to have a super thick and long scarf but I zoned out and bought the wrong yardage, just 1 instead of 2. For a skinnier scarf that will take a tiny bit of stitching, buy a yard (mine was 44″ on the bolt) or for a crazy lush and thick scarf grab 2 yards.
Now you can grab the threads with your fingers and pull away from the fabric starting your fray.
You can go with a lot of fray or just a bit but pay attention because you don’t want your frayed edges to become scraggly. Different fabrics will have different lengths the fray can be while still looking neat.
Continue for all sides until you’re happy the edges are fairly consistent.
Wear as you normally would!
Now what do you think? Doesn’t my new and super easy scarf go brilliantly with that sweater? I’m so happy with it and even happier it only cost me $2.99 in fabric!