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. :)

Blanket Scarf 1

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. :)

Blanket Scarf 2

Next, CONSERVATIVELY cut along all the edges.  I like to use the lines from the plaid pattern to keep it straight.

Blanket Scarf 3

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.

Blanket Scarf 4

Finally, be utterly amazed at how easy this DIY was because you're DONE!

Blanket Scarf 6

Blanket Scarf 5

This particular scarf was a 2-yard long scarf.  I love both the 2-yard and 2.5-yard long scarves!