Every year, my girlfriends and I exchange little Christmas gifts. It's one of my favorite traditions. This year, I was in a pinch and needed something affordable, cute, and meaningful. Enter crafting skills!
Blanket scarves are definitely on trend, and I've been LOVING it. I especially love this one from ModCloth. In fact, when I visited the ModCloth pop-up shop, I was *this* close to buying a blanket scarf until I inspected it a little closer. Then I said the words every DIY'er has probably spoken: I could totally make this myself.
It's unbelievable how easy this DIY is. So let's get to it!
You will need:
- Flannel fabric (2 to 2.5 yards)
- Fabric scissors (I use Gingher)
That's it! I told you this would be easy. :)
I got these beautiful fabrics from Jo-Ann. Don't forget your trusty coupons! These fabrics are about $9.99 to $14.99 per yard at regular price. I just search for the Jo-Ann coupons ahead of time on my phone and have it ready at checkout. Usually you can find a 40% off coupon!
I got some lighter flannels for my CA-residing friends, and one fuzzier flannel for my chilly Boston-residing friend. :)
Next, CONSERVATIVELY cut along all the edges. I like to use the lines from the plaid pattern to keep it straight.
Then, carefully pull a thread out, tugging as you go along the side until you create a fray on the edge of your scarf. Repeat this until you have the length of fraying that you like. I like my fraying to be about 1/4 to 1/2 inches long. You can also make your fraying about 1-2 inches long, then twist small bits of the frayed threads together to make a fringe (similar to what you see on this scarf).
Continue your fraying on all sides of the scarf.
Finally, be utterly amazed at how easy this DIY was because you're DONE!
This particular scarf was a 2-yard long scarf. I love both the 2-yard and 2.5-yard long scarves!