Yesterday we started this short series off by posting Part 1 – How to Make an Infinity Scarf. Be sure to check out that post if you haven’t already. So…the whole idea behind these 3 looks is to get as many miles out of 2.5 yards of fabric as possible. And today we have part 2 – How to make a long fashion scarf. Here’s what you’ll need.
2 and 1/2 yards of loosely woven fabric (for all 3 projects) – Fabric should be at least 49 ” wide
Fabric measuring tape
All purpose Pins
Yesterday after cutting the left side piece of fabric as shown below, I asked you to set aside the fabric on the right side. Now it’s time to retrieve that fabric.
Step 1: Lay your unfolded fabric out flat to be cut. Measure 11″ in width and 90 ” in length. You shouldn’t have to cut any length, but if you do…no big deal. (Note: This scarf is going to be pretty long. I’m fairly tall at 5′ 7″ so I like the length of it, but feel free to shorten it to whatever length if you like.) Set aside the remaining fabric for tomorrow.
Step 2: Lay the 11″ width cut fabric out. Make sure the end is cut as straight as possible. Measure up 6 ” and mark that spot with a safety pin. (I use a safety pin on loosely woven fabric like this because straight pins tend to slip out of place.)
Step 3: Take your seam ripper and pull your first horizontal threads from the fabric to start your fringe. Continue this process until you reach the safety pin. (Hint: This is something I’ll do while watching TV, and usually something I’ve already seen because I’m not fully paying attention to the show. For this scarf it took me about 3 hours or 1.5 movies…haha! What did I watch? I believe it was part of Uptown Girls with Brittany Murphy and Dakota Fanning and the other movie was The Wedding Planner with Jennifer Lopez. Gosh I’ve seen that movie about a gazillion times, but it’s still cute! And perfect for doing this project)
Step 4: Once your at 6″ of fringe, now it’s time for your knots. You can really do whatever kind of knot pattern you like here. I decided to do two knots, one up top and one below because I felt the tassels would stay separated better if there were two knots.
Step 5: Finish off the rest of the fringe with the same knot pattern. Then sew a straight seam down each side to hide the frayed edges and give your scarf a finished look.
And there you have it…look number two, a long fashion scarf.
Be sure to check back tomorrow for our final look.
Have a Fab You Bliss day!