Make this Knotted Frayed Scarf, it’s a practical and cute gift idea for any girl friend on your list. This darling Felt Christmas Gnome will make a friendly decoration under the tree, make it bigger to make a pillow. Are you a pet lover?  Make this Furry Fan Pet Bandana for your pet.  It makes the perfect gift for an animal lover.

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How to Make Knotted Frayed Scarf

Hi everyone! I’m Terra and I blog at mama says sew. I’m excited to be a part of this fun series again this year!


I’m here to show you how to make this frayed scarf. It makes a great Christmas gift, and you can vary it to make different scarves with different looks.


You can add some lace trim to give it a little more of a dressy look…


You can give it a smaller fringe, which also makes it a much quicker project!

Here’s the tutorial.

All you need is about two yards of woven fabric and basic sewing supplies (scissors, sewing machine, threat, etc)

Cut a piece of fabric about 14 inches wide by 2 yards long. Make a narrow hem on the long edges.


Sew a straight line where you want the fringe to end. Trim off the narrow hem on the side of your stitching line that the fringe will be on.

diy scarf

To create the fringe, pull out the horizontal threads. The vertical threads will create the fringe. To start, you can tear the end of the scarf to find the grain line.

diy scarf

Then start pulling out the threads. It worked the best for me to pull out the threads one at a time, which can take a long time, so watch a movie or something while you make the fringe.


Once you have the fringe, you can knot it by tying sections of the fringe in knots.

knotted frayed scarf

Fold the hemmed edge over one more time and stitch in place to give it a clean finish.

knotted frayed scarf

From the front:

knotted frayed scarf


knotted frayed scarf

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