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Simple DIY Scarf Tutorials Anyone Can Follow
Scarves make beautiful accessories for any style, and they can be made in a number of ways. Whether you want a needlecraft, sew, or no-sew project, there are plenty of fashionable DIY scarf ideas to go around.
We've collected a number of DIY scarf tutorials that work well for beginners or advanced crafters. No matter your skill level, you'll be able to complete one of these projects and elevate your wardrobe in the process.Continue to 2 of 24 below.
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Use the Faux Shibori Dye Technique
Shibori is a popular resist technique that uses a traditional indigo color. Instead of needing to spend a ton of time making the classic indigo dye used in shibori, this tutorial uses tie-dye supplies instead. The process is so simple, that anyone can complete it in an afternoon.Continue to 3 of 24 below.
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Mix Flannel and Leather TogetherContinue to 4 of 24 below.
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Add Polka Dots to a Plain Infinity ScarfContinue to 5 of 24 below.
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Crochet a DIY Infinity Scarf With Shell StitchesContinue to 6 of 24 below.
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Tie Knots in a Piece of Remnant Fabric
This no-sew scarf tutorial is a clever way to use up extra fabric or fabric that has been put on clearance. To complete this scarf, all you need to do is cut slits at the end of the scarf about every two inches. Then, tie small knots at the end of each piece of fringe.Continue to 7 of 24 below.
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Braid Two T-Shirts Together
Before you bring that box of old clothing to the donation center, see if you have any old t-shirts that would work well for this scarf tutorial. The main component of the project is braiding the two shirts together, but you will need to sew two ends together. You can hand sew or use a sewing machine to complete the project.Continue to 8 of 24 below.
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Make This T-Shirt Infinity Scarf in 15 MinutesContinue to 9 of 24 below.
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French Braid Some Fleece FabricContinue to 10 of 24 below.
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Wrap Yourself in a Large No Sew Blanket Scarf
The large scale of a blanket scarf makes it so versatile. Not only are they easy to make, you can wear them tons of different ways. The hardest part for this particular tutorial will be picking the fabric you want to use. We suggest something soft, warm, and luxurious.Continue to 11 of 24 below.
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Recycle an Old Sweater for a Cowl Neck Scarf
To make this upcycled scarf, all you need to do is make one straight out of an old sweater with a pair of fabric scissors. The design works best with button down sweaters because then you can unbutton them and drape that side of the cowl neck down one arm.Continue to 12 of 24 below.
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Update an Existing Scarf With Paint
If you have a ton of plain colored scarves and want to add a bit more to one of them, consider using fabric paint. Think of the scarf as a blank canvas and paint on patterns in different colors and sizes. You can use this scarf as inspiration or do something completely original.Continue to 13 of 24 below.
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Turn a Cozy Sweatshirt Into a Cute Cowl Neck Scarf
While this tutorial does require the use of a sewing machine, you'll still save tons of time because there is no knitting required. Due to this time savings, you can make a handful of these for gifts very easily. The end result can be worn like a plain scarf or it can be snapped into place like you see here.Continue to 14 of 24 below.
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Use Brightly Colored Yarn to Make a Fringe Edge
This DIY scarf is one of the easiest on the list to complete and would coordinate with a number of styles. The tutorial involves cutting a piece of fleece to size then adding on a yarn fringe on the ends. Experiment with different colors and thicknesses of yarn for varying results.Continue to 15 of 24 below.
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Sew a Triangle to Make a Bandana ScarfContinue to 16 of 24 below.
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Make Fringe Using a Seam Ripper
It's easy to create great looking fringe on flannel fabric. All you need is a seam ripper and the proper technique to add fringe that makes the scarf look good enough to be store-bought. Once you have created the fringe, a straight stitch will finish up the hem on the long sides of the scarf.Continue to 17 of 24 below.
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Line the Edge of a Scarf With Pom PomsContinue to 18 of 24 below.
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Combine Multiple Fabrics for a Patchwork ScarfContinue to 19 of 24 below.
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Convert a Men's T-shirt Into a Feminine Ruffle ScarfContinue to 20 of 24 below.
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Add a Pocket Without a Sewing Machine
Usually, scarves with compartments and other features require a sewing machine to make successfully. This tutorial will show you how to add a pocket using hemming tape. For this project to work, you'll need to pick a heavy duty fabric, like sweatshirt or sweater material, to hold the weight of the pocket and its contents.Continue to 21 of 24 below.
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Arm Knit a Scarf in 30 Minutes
By using your arm when knitting, you can create larger stitches and make much chunkier looking scarves and accessories. The technique is easy to master and will allow you to make a scarf in half the time because you won't need as many stitches, since arm-knit stitches take up more space.Continue to 22 of 24 below.
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Craft This Simple Tiered Felt Tassel Scarf
if you're looking for no-sew scarf tutorials, you'll find that a lot of them use felt. Felt is an ideal fabric because it can be cut straight and doesn't require hems. By transforming strips of felt into tassels, you'll be making a scarf that is whimsical and conversation-worthy.Continue to 23 of 24 below.
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Start Trends With This Funky No-Knit Scarf
To complete this project, you'll need one skein of soft yarn, some leather straps, and velcro. The look is inspired by designer Rike Feurstein, who created a deconstructed yarn scarf for their collection. Not only is this the easiest scarf to create on this list, but it will also make the largest statement even though it is so minimal.Continue to 24 of 24 below.
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