DIY Blanket Scarf

Blanket scarves have been popular the past couple of years, I have two myself and love them. It doesn’t get super cold here, so a sweater paired with a blanket scarf is the perfect combination on most days.

I made this one as a gift for Christmas, but quickly wished I would’ve made a second for myself. And actually, it was so simple to make, I still might.


To start I purchased 2 yards of this super soft flannel at Joann’s (if you want yours a little longer or are tall you will probably want to get 2 1/2 yards, depending on preference). I had initially planned on getting something a little heavier, but this was so soft I just couldn’t pass it up. And with all the bulk of a blanket scarf it actually worked out really well.


If the fabric has a plaid pattern like mine, you will want to cut along the furthest edge stripe to square it off, otherwise, you can just use a rotary cutter and ruler. If you try using a rotary cutter on plaid, in most cases your lines won’t match up and it will look a little wonky.


Next, you’ll need to sew a 1/4″- 1/2″ square around your fabric. To make it even easier, I just followed along where the black line meets the white. So make sure when you start sewing you start 1/4″-1/2″ from the edge, depending on the length of the fringe you want.


Once you are done sewing, take a pin and beginning at one end start picking away and the threads until you get to your sewn line to create the fringe. Go ahead and put a Fixer Upper marathon on because this does take awhile. Also, lets just pretend I have beautifully manicured nails here, mmmmkay!

And then you’re done!


I love how it turned out and like I said before it is so, so soft and cozy! As for this picture, I was in a huge rush!t This was taken the morning before we hosted Christmas at my house, so I had my husband snap it quickly in between me prepping the meal and then I had to hurry up and wrap it before everyone started to arrive. How’s that for procrastination? Anyway, please excuse the background and my lack of modeling capabilities. We also had a toddler that may or may not have been trying to make a break for it, with the dog, out the front door… I’ll let you decide which you think it was (wink, wink).

Happy Sewing!


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