How to Make a No-Sew Blanket Scarf
This easy to create scarf makes the perfect holiday gift.
Do you have a friend or family member who’s always cold? Then this is the perfect DIY gift that will keep them warm and snuggly all winter long. This scarf takes a only a few minutes to make and won't cost you a lot of money.
- 2-1/2 yards of 100% cotton flannel fabric
- sewing pin (optional)
When shopping for the fabric, make sure it’s 100% cotton flannel which will slightly fray, the effect you are looking for. Be sure to check out large chain craft/fabric stores for the best prices and research their coupon deals. Many of them offer 40% off coupons on a single cut fabric. In most cases, flannel is not overly expensive—it typically runs between $5-$12 per yard. With most fabric projects, you are supposed to pre-wash the fabric first. In this case, it’s not necessary.
Lay the fabric out. You will be cutting from the short ends. Cut about half an inch off of the short ends of the fabric.
Sometimes it’s easier to use a pin to help start the fray at the edges. Gently place the pin along the edge and push out a few threads.
Once you get a few threads started, pull them all the way up the length of the edge. Continue to remove more threads.
You can make your frayed edge as wide as you want. A half inch is good to start. As you wash and wear the scarf, some more threads will work their way out—this is normal. If you want to prevent more threads from coming off, you can sew a line along the edge of the fray.
How to Wear
This best part about this scarf is it’s versatility. You can wrap it around your neck as a scarf, drape it like a shawl or use it to cuddle under when watching a movie. It’s the perfect size and thin enough to carry anywhere.