Welcome back to Day 2 of the 12 Days of Christmas. If you are just joining us, make sure to check out yesterday's kick off with the FREE Hair Wrap Pattern for women and kids!
Today's freebie is a great tutorial for the easiest gift to give all the women in your life - the Blanket Scarf!!! Traditional Blanket Scarves are great and all the rage, but they can sometimes get too bulky and are often not long enough for me to re-create the styles that I see as fashion inspiration. So, I gathered my elves together and we came up with a new take on the Blanket Scarf that you are going to fall in love with!!!
Below you will find the tutorial for both the traditional Blanket Scarf and the New 'Cut Neck' Blanket Scarf. You can check out my video HERE to see how I achieved the different looks below.
You will need:
Cut your fabric and skip down to finishing your edges.
New 'Cut Neck' Blanket Scarf:
- 1. Fold your fabric selvage to selvage.
- 2. Mark the center of the length.
- 3. Cut from one raw edge up to the center.
- 1. Stitch along each of your edges 1/2 inch-2 inches from the raw edge (depending on how much fringe you want)
- 2. At the edge of your fabric, pull the horizontal threads off one at a time to create the fringe.
- 3. Repeat for all four edges. *for the cut style, frey along your center cut as well, or hem this edge.*
- 4. If you want to get super fancy, you can create a tasseled edge by dividing your fringe into 1 inch sections and tying that section together with thread or some of the matching string you removed. Tie the string around the section of fringe about 1/4 inch down from the fabric with a secure knot, then wrap one string around the section 4-5 times and knot again. Trim off your extra thread.
- 1. You can finish any fabric with a traditional rolled or handkerchief hem.
- 2. Turn on edge of your fabric 1/4 inch to the wrong side and press.
- 3. Turn again and press.
- 4. Repeat for all four sides (and the center cut) of your scarf.
- 5. Stitch along the folds 1/8 inch from the edge around the entire scarf. (For the cut make sure to lay your fabric so that the 2 cut edges are stretched out to form one continuous edge. At the point of your cut, you can make two diagonal slits like a 'Y' 1/4 inch deep to help the fabric lay flat as you finish the edge.)
- 6. Add lace or other trim to the edges of your scarf for a one of a kind creation.