October 22, 2012

DIY Monday: Tartan Scarf

Filed under: Accessories,Clothing,DIY,Style — by twistedchic @ 12:02 am
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I love scarves.  I may have mentioned this once or twice.  Or ten times.  You can never have too many!  And since the cold weather is quickly coming our way up in Chicagoland, I decided it’s time for a warm new scarf.  And what could be warmer than a nice tartan flannel?  I found a lovely grey and black heavyweight fabric, just perfect for scarf-makin’!

The nice thing about tartan, or plaid, is that it’s very easy to cut the edges straight,  just cut right along the edge of the lines!  I bought a yard, and then cut it on all four sides to a length of 36 square inches.  When you are deciding on the size of your scarf, remember to leave a little extra at the edge for hemming or unraveling, depending on the look you want.

The weight of the cloth was really important for this project, because I chose to go with a fringe, or unraveled edge.  The heavier weights of cloth have stronger individual threads, which makes it easier to pull them out, one by one.  You’ll want to pull out at least half an inch at the edges.  Also, remember that when washing you may see more threads come out.

1/2 an inch or more

So there you have it, one perfect square, grey and black, cowboy-esque winter scarf.  I love mine!


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