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How to make a scarf {Craft Camp}

Posted by  ·  June 10, 2011  ·  Last Updated: June 10, 2011

I am excited to be offering 30 days of fun crafts to keep kids active and entertained this summer! You won’t want to miss a day of these fun crafts for kids from some amazing bloggers! Please be sure to pay them a visit!

Melissa from I Still Love You writes….

Melissa Esplin here from I Still Love You – where I document my crafty, creative & thrifty endeavors. There, you’ll find tutorials, printables, refashions, vintage finds and the occasional outfit post. I’m so excited to share with you a quick, fun & social craft, perfect for summer!

Scarves are a great way to add depth & interest to any outfit, but scarves are often much too thick & hot for summer. So, why not make your own summery pashmina-style scarf with thin, gauzy material? Accessorize, no sweat! This craft is easy & perfect for doing with friends or while catching up on your favorite shows.


• S U P P L I E S •

  • scissors
  • sewing machine
  • seam ripper
  • 1/2 yard lightweight woven fabric
  • a friend or a good movie

Trim edges of yardage to be straight. Set your sewing machine to the widest zig zag stitch & the shortest length – a satin stitch. Run the edge of your fabric through the machine. Trim threads.


Cut off selvege. With your seam ripper collect 2-4 of the threads going the width of the fabric.


Pull at a 45º angle. The fabric will want to gather, then it will loosen from the edges. Repeat until you have about 2-3 inches of fringe


Tie a knot for every 1/2 inch of fringe to keep the edges from fraying more.Alternatively, you could do a simple straight stitch just above the fringe & let the fringe be unruly.

undefinedNow you’ve got a killer summer accessory! Make one extra wide (1 yard) for traveling on planes & sunny picnics at the park. Click the button below to download the printer-friendly version of this tutorialI’d love to see how you make this tutorial yours! Email me pics or link to your pics in the comments!

This tutorial is free for personal use and should not be distributed/republished without my consent. Altering the file NOT ALLOWED. If you would like to use this tutorial for commercial purposes, please email me. Thanks!

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  1. Deja
    Friday, August 28th, 2015
    Very lovely scarf and easy to follow instructions
    I have been looking every where for that print can you tell me where I can get it to buy.
    I bought some fabric online but the real color was very different to the online pic.
    I so want to make one like it
    • Sunday, August 30th, 2015
      Oh Deja, I just don't remember. So sorry!
  2. Monday, January 13th, 2014
    Hello there! This is kind of off topic but I need some advice
    from an established blog. Is it hard to set up your own blog?
    I'm not very tecincal but I can figure things
    out pretty quick. I'm thinking about makinhg my own but
    I'm not sure where to start. Do you have any iideas or
    suggestions? With thanks
  3. Abigail
    Monday, January 7th, 2013
    AWESOME TUTORIAL!!! I'm definitely making one of these!
  4. Austin jade
    Friday, December 21st, 2012
    This is so easy I have already made like three of them it is a good craft for adults youth and little ones I love the way they look with skinny jeans and a long sleeve shirt and long boots and the scarf I just love it
  5. Lola
    Monday, February 13th, 2012
    Looks like two different pieces of fabrics...or is it one piece that is two sided?
    Thanks...nice project!
  6. Wednesday, October 12th, 2011
    So that's how they do that effect.
  7. Friday, June 10th, 2011
    This is really neat!
  8. Friday, June 10th, 2011
    I just bought some fabric for a scarf and was wondering how to do the fringe bit- will give this a go thank you!
  9. Friday, June 10th, 2011
    I love this....
  10. Friday, June 10th, 2011
    Cool! I think I'll print this & let my 10 yr old daughter try one this summer. She took a sewing class at Joann's & is looking for some other fun things to make. If I get really brave, I'll have a couple of her friends over to try it too...we'll see!