DIY: Easy Blanket Scarf

I really wanted a nice soft big blanket scarf and had seen nicer blanket scarfs run from $45 plus ouch! a little out of my budget. For those that can afford it the cute colored plaid is always gone first:( I decided it shouldn’t be too hard to create my own. So I went to Jo-Ann’s bought fabric and here is the result!

Items Needed

  • 2 1/2 Yards of cute plaid fabric (they are currently out of this style online I’ve attached a link for another cute one same brand) the fabric is call perfectly plaid Fabric-Acrylic Gray Red Blue Black Plaid blanket scarf fabric
  • Thread to match. With plaid you can choose different colors of thread. This one I could have done blue, red, gray, yellow or black. I chose red where there was more red and it popped more.
  • Something to help fray the edges I used a safety pin. I think the safety pin worked well with this fabric to loosen the thread.frayed plaid blanket scarf

Steps

Step 1

So the first thing is to make sure it doesn’t fray past a few inches or what you prefer.  I sewed in 1 inch from the edge it might look cute frayed 1.5-2 inches in too.  You don’t have to sew it but it will continue to fray if you don’t sew it.

I sewed a straight line you could do it zigzagged if you want too. 

Step 2

Now you will want to start fraying the edges. This can take a little bit of time to do but looks so nice when you are done. It took me two hours to fray it. If you can get a good string it can go fast. The safety pin helped me get the pieces out that were more stuck 🙂

Step 3

Wear it!

Now you are done! Easy and it looks nice too!

DIY blanket scarf

Check out my post on 10 ways to wear it here.

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