Making a fondant scarf will require you to follow a few particular steps based on the specifics of your design. Make a fondant scarf with help from a renowned cake artist in this free video clip.
Making a scarf to cover your shoulders always requires you to keep a few important things in mind during the design process. Make a scarf to cover your shoulders with help from a knitwear and accessories designer in this free video clip.
You can make a macrame hip scarf using a few tools you may already have. Learn how to make a macrame hip scarf with help from a fashion designer in this free video clip.
Macrame is the art of tying knots with yarn, rope, string or cord to create lace-like webbing. You can use macrame to create wall art, garments, baskets and accessories. Once you learn to tie three or four basic knots, you can combine them to form artistic designs. Make a simple macramé scarf with heavy wool or acrylic yarn in approximately an hour that will keep you warm and cozy all winter long. All of the knots in the scarf are square knots.
Stitch Witchery is an alternative to sewing. It is a brand of polyamide fusible web that binds together two fabric layers through the heat of a steam iron. It is useful to add trims to garments and home furnishings and to make hems, belts and straps. The bond remains permanent after fusing and prevents fraying on seams. A scarf is easy to make by hemming a piece of fabric with Stitch Witchery.
They look beautiful and keep you warm and so you’ve probably admired them from afar -- ubiquitous winter scarves. They can cost a small fortune in the stores, and even then you may not find one in the length that best suits your taste. Don’t let a fear or lack of knowledge about sewing hold you back from making a lovely scarf this winter. There are ways to make easy, creative scarves – a fleece scarf for a casual look and a cotton jersey scarf for an elegant look – without sewing a single stitch.
Fleece fabric works especially well for simple scarves and hats, because it doesn't fray or require hemming. Recycle an old fleece blanket into a winter accessory that is both a hood and a scarf. The hood portion is attached to the center of the scarf and provides a stylish way to keep both your ears and neck warm. The project requires only one piece of fleece, a few simple cuts and a single seam, making it suitable for a quick gift even beginners can create.
Whether it is a fall day where a scarf can be added to an outfit as a fashionable accessory, or a cold winter day where insulation around the neck is necessary, all it takes is a few household items to make one. There are a variety of scarf styles, and attractiveness is in the eye of the beholder, but there are a few ways to create a scarf with an eye for a particular outfit.
Lightweight, soft and colorful, scarves in silk, satin or polyester have enhanced women's wardrobes for centuries. Sewing similar or contrasting scarves together diagonally can produce an asymmetrical, visually interesting hemline on either a long or short dress. Purchased scarves are already hemmed and available in a diverse assortment of sizes and prints, needing little to no prep work before starting a project. If commercially produced scarves are too pricey, stitch up some handmade scarves and personalize them by dying or painting the fabric. Scarf size decides the length of the dress.
Dressing up your coat with a scarf is an easy and simple way to accessorize your look. Many types of scarves are available, allowing you to choose one that goes with your personal style and matches the design of your coat. Making a scarf is often less expensive than buying one and many of them come together quickly with minimal supplies. Look for fabric and sewing materials at a fabric or craft store.
When it’s cold outside a scarf can take the edge off the chill. If you have to wear a scarf, you can use colors that complement your outerwear and personal preferences. With basic supplies and some sewing knowledge, creating a fleece scarf with cut slits will give the scarf the look of fringe that you can dress up or down.
A circle scarf, sometimes known as an infinity scarf, is a scarf sewn in a complete circle. Because the fabric is folded and sewn along the lengthwise edge as well as the crosswise edge, there is no wrong side to the scarf -- only the right side of the scarf's fabric is visible. Because of this, the circle scarf can be worn in multiple ways. Choose your favorite fabric type, color and pattern when making your circle scarves. They also work well as gifts.
Recycle an old shirt into a new fashion accessory, by using the fabric from the shirt's back panel to make a summer scarf. The lightweight fabric from the shirt will be light enough to wear as a scarf without trapping too much heat. The scarf will also add a delicate, flowing effect to your outfit, or you can wear it as a hair accessory. You will need a light-duty sewing machine that makes a decorative finishing stitch for this project.
Modal is a man-made fabric, created by spinning the cellulose fibers of the birch tree. The fabric is known for high absorbency, ability to accept colored dye and its softness. This fabric is not recommended for beginning sewers as it requires a bit of expertise and experience to manage the project while it is being pulled under the machine.
When the weather turns cold, wrapping yourself in handmade sweaters and scarves can be both cozy and stylish. Knitting and sewing are popular hobbies because it is fun to make your own clothing and accessories. But even if you haven't learned how to do needlecrafts, you can still join the fun by making your own scarf out of felt squares using adhesive iron-on materials available at fabric and craft supplies stores.
You might be tempted to throw away all of those old T-shirts taking up space in your drawers, but they are great material for a string scarf. String scarves are a fashionable accessory that pair well with a variety of outfits. Making your own string scarf is economical and it allows you recycle something you might otherwise have tossed. This project comes together quickly and requires minimal equipment, making it an ideal craft for last minute gifts or an afternoon with friends.
Whether referred to as a cowl scarf, neck gator, or an infinity or circle scarf, these easily made fabric tubes will add a touch of elegance and warmth to any formal or casual wardrobe. These simple accessories are traditionally made using fleece or knit fabrics, but almost any material, including satin, silk, soft denim, old sweaters, flannel shirts or T-shirts, will do. Depending on the desired circumference of a cowl scarf, a full yard of fabric can easily produce one adult scarf and a couple for the kids. Patchwork cowls can be made by stitching soft, colorful fabric remnants together.
Hairpin lace acquired its name because it was originally made on ladies' hair pins, using fine thread and a tiny crochet hook. Modern adjustable forms allow crocheters to make the lovely stitch in a variety of sizes using a broad range of materials. A ribbon scarf lies flat around the wearer's neck and is secured at the throat by threading one end through a slot in the other end of the scarf.
Loom knitting is a great way to introduce a beginner to knitting. A round loom has pegs on a circular frame that helps keep a uniform stitch. It is also ideal for those who want to learn to make scarfs. To make a scarf, the loom can be of any size, but must have, at a minimum, 24 pegs. Once you become more advanced, you can use bigger looms to knit many projects. For extra warm scarfs, use bulky two-strand yarn. Use a single-strand, thinner yarn to produce a more open, looser stitch.
Those old handkerchiefs have been collecting dust in the attic for years. Transform them into something new to give new life to these pretty accessories. The different patterns, colors and textures of the handkerchiefs make a beautiful-looking scarf. Create the new scarf for yourself for a fashion accessory that gets some attention, or make a handkerchief scarf for a special friend or family member's birthday gift.
Gauze is a lightweight fabric that may be plain or printed. While it is not as warm as a heavier fabric, it has an elegant drape and a fun, summery feel. Gauze is often used to make skirts or blouses, but you can also use it to make charming scarfs for fall or spring. Make your scarf from gauze to complement a casual outfit.
Next time you want to make a handmade scarf, put away your knitting needles and reach for some water-soluble interfacing. This craft supply has the ability to fuse to any fabric when you need it and dissolve away in water when you don't. With it, you can transform scraps of ribbon into a one-of-a-kind scarf in less than an hour.
A row of eyelet stitch adds a lacy detail to a knitted scarf. It also produces a row of holes is perfect for weaving in a ribbon, too. There are actually several stitches considered "eyelet" and some require more advanced knitting skills than others. To knit the most basic eyelet, you only need to know how to knit, yarn over and knit two together.
Hairpin lace was popular during the Victorian era when women literally used hairpins and very fine thread to crochet this delicate lace. Today, larger thread or yarn is used on looms specially made for this type of lace. The lace strips work up quickly and can be joined together to make shawls, scarves and blankets. The modern looms are adjustable, so more delicate lace can be made with smaller thread for edging and embellishments for clothing.
A two-sided scarf with fringe adds a touch of class to any outfit. You can make a scarf that completes your look and keeps you warm on a chilly day. This fashion statement says that you are practical, yet stylish. Take about an hour to add this timeless accessory to your wardrobe.
Droopy scarves, made from soft knit and T-shirt fabrics, are must-have accessories that have featured widely in fashion collections. Consisting of a long loop of softly draping fabric, this type of scarf can be worn in the same way as a multi-stranded necklace, wrapped around the neck multiple times with loops falling at varying lengths. The trendy scarves can be made by recycling old T-shirts and sewing together lengths of fabric cut from them.
Tube scarves create a simple but elegant statement when worn with a variety of outfits. Make a tube scarf easily at home with the use of a few simple materials and tools. Utilizing elastic thread creates a slightly shirred effect on the edges of the fabric which make the accessory appear more advanced than it actually is.
Scarfing is a process used when installing baseboard trim to join two pieces of trim together along a long wall. The boards are cut at a 45-degree angle and sandwiched together, rather than cut straight across. This is done to help the wood expand and contract with the weather. If the boards are cut straight across, then the wood may buckle and pull the nails away from the wall.
Owning a serger sewing machine provides you with a variety of sewing options for creating beautiful clothing and accessories. Choose a lightweight chiffon or silk fabric and make a ruffled scarf using a serger for a simple beginner’s project. Because the serger finishes the fabric edges with a beautiful, rolled edge, you can learn serging techniques and complete your beautiful scarf in a short time.
Repurposing old clothes from your closet is a quick and inexpensive way to expand your wardrobe while also spending some time being creative. Rescue an extra-extra-large men's t-shirt from your husband's closet or your stack of sleep shirts from the trash to create a fashionable, though not very functional, shredded scarf that will add a rockstar vibe to any ensemble.
Although crochet is commonly used to make lacy items, it is a utilitarian craft that can be used to make apparel for either gender. This pattern for a striped men's scarf utilizes double crochets for wider strips and single crochets for the highlighting stripes. The recommended colors are red, white and blue, but any complementary colors will work well. Be sure to mix up your tones, however, as the main stripe will stand out more against a lighter or darker base.
The variety of furry yarn on the market is ideal for making a fun furry scarf at home. No special tools are needed like a crochet hook or knitting needles. The only thing that is needed are your fingers. Finger knit three strips of furry fun from your favorite yarn. The same technique may be used with any type of yarn but the finished result is not as interesting. Allow approximately 30 minutes to complete a fun furry scarf from one skein of furry yarn.
Scarves are essential outerwear accessories in cold climate weather. Wearing a warm, toasty scarf keeps little necks protected from chilly winter winds. Homemade children's scarves are welcome accessories for moms and kids. The cost and materials for making no-sew children's scarves from fleece fabric is minimal. You can create several scarves in an evening to give as gifts.
A spiral scarf creates an interesting neckline when worn with any outfit. The soft spiral is fun to make, requiring a main row of treble stitches and a second row of a finishing stitch. The second row adds dimension to the first and creates a smooth, rounded end to the scarf. The first and last stitch of the row are stitched around the original treble stitch and in the top of the treble stitch. Use the same crochet hook for the second row that was used to create the first row of treble stitching.
The art of making fabrics using pegs is called loom knitting. This form of knitting is easier than using needles, so is suitable for beginners and for those with arthritis. Looms can have either a single or double row of pegs, called single or double rakes. Looms also come in a range of different shapes and sizes that affects the size and spacing of the stitches of the scarf. Loom knitting allows you to make a stylish scarf for yourself or a friend, using any type and color of yarn you wish.
The Amira scarf, properly known as an al-Amira, consists of a hijab made of knit fabric that slips on, and requires no folding or pinning. The one-piece al-Amira resembles the traditional khimar, which is a folded triangle of fabric that is pulled over the head with the face showing through an opening in the front. The one-piece al-Amira has a brim stiffened with interfacing added to the khimar. They may be plain, or embellished with beading, ribbon or lace around the edges.
Knitting a scarf with homespun yarn can be as simple or as complicated as you want it to be. If you have recently started spinning your own yarn and are looking for a project to use it, or if you have found a handspun yarn in a yarn store that you have fallen in love with, there are lots of ways to utilize that yarn. When buying handspun yarn, always make sure to buy as much as you would want right then, because if you run out of that yarn it can be hard to match the dyelot of handspun…
Wearing a vintage scarf boosts the appeal of any outfit. Vintage design embraces bold, alternative, and sometimes clashing, styles. According to Night Owl Vintage, fashionistas of the 1960s embraced the changing cultural times in the way they chose clothing. As a result, many people began buying clothes second hand and thrift shops began to boom in the 1970s. Taking a piece of standard fabric -- a picnic red and white checkered table cloth, for example -- and turning it into a scarf is a creative way to grab a sense of vintage history.
Winter brings in colder weather, chilly winds and the urge to wrap yourself in warm layers. While scarves remain an essential winter-weather staple, changing up the traditional scarf for a funky cowl scarf hood, which covers your neck and ears, only requires a few sewing techniques. This project works well with fleece or flannel fabric, or anything that feels soft against your skin. The extra volume of this cowl scarf hood project allows you to wear the fabric in many different styles.
Change your look from casual to elegant and exotic with a one-of-a-kind scarf made from old saree fabric. A saree is a long, unstitched piece of fabric between 4 1/2 to 9 yards long. The different elements of a saree will make breathtaking scarves to dress up your winter wardrobe. Wear the most decorative with your evening wear to add sparkle and interest to an otherwise plain dress. Use the less decorative portions of the saree to create inspiring designs for your everyday outfits.
Scarves are a very simple and stylish way to remain warm during the coldest months. The most basic scarves are a length of cloth, cut to various lengths and widths with a fringe or knots at the end. Make scarves from materials such as yarn, jersey and old clothes, but polar fleece in particular makes for an exceptionally warm and durable scarf with no sewing and no need to wash before cutting or wearing.
Scarves can worn to block the chill when the weather turns cold, as fashion accessories for your wardrobe or a combination of both. Endless scarves made from fabric can provide the benefits of either scarf type. Endless scarves, also known as eternity, infinity or circle scarves, can be made using most any fabric that appeals to you. The scarf is a large circle that loops over the head, is twisted and looped over the head again. Making one endless scarf can be finished in less than an hour.
Scarves are traditionally made from yarn or wool fabric and used in the winter to keep warm. However, scarves are also considered a fashion accessory by some and are even seen during the summer. Scarves can be made from numerous new fabrics or as a way to recycle old clothing. Make a scarf from a man’s button down shirt to save money and recycle.
Acrylic is an artificial fiber, often used as a substitute for wool. Composed of vinyl compounds, it can accommodate a variety of dye colors. Acrylic is also known to be much easier to care for than wool. It is machine-washable and dryable, as well as resistant to bleaching agents. The fiber is often used to make sweaters, socks, hats and scarves. Some scarf wearers find acrylic a bit harsh against the skin. To soften an acrylic scarf takes a few simple steps.
Scarves are an inexpensive and fun way to dress up your outfits. A scarf can be all about color, it can have an interesting texture or it can have both. Some scarves are silky and transparent while others are made to be thick and warm. Making scarves can be easy. You can dress up the edges of the scarf with stringed tassels even if you don't know how to knit or crochet. Make your next scarf look twice as expensive by simply detailing the edges.
A tube scarf is a fashionable and functional addition to an outfit during cold winter months. It slips easily on the head and hangs around the neck comfortably. Even without expert sewing abilities, you can create your own tube scarf so that you do not have to buy expensive ones in local stores.
Soft warm scarves are a useful accessory in the winter and add color to a plain coat or jacket. Most knitted or crocheted scarves are either solid in color or made with horizontal stripes. Vertical stripes are not difficult to knit or crochet, however, and the vertical lines can be slimming. There are several knitting or crocheting techniques that can be used to make vertical stripes. The following projects use some of those techniques.
Scarves are a timeless fashion staple that can be worn on various occasions or throughout the seasons. When worn properly, a beautiful scarf can provide the perfect feminine touch to any outfit by accentuating your neck. You do not have to spend money on a new scarf when you can transform one that you already own by adding fringes. With a few inexpensive and simple steps, a drab piece of cloth can easily be made into an elegant and fashionable accessory.
Borders (also called “selvage stitches”) are an essential when knitting a scarf. First, it gives the scarf a finished look. Second, if a border is not used, even the best knitted scarf will curl at the edges. Knit a favorite border, the slipped garter stitch border, to protect and beautify your scarf.
Felt is non-woven cloth that is made by rolling and pressing wool fibers, which makes it very warm and perfect for winter coats and scarves. A basic scarf can be made by sewing pieces of felt together and cutting slits to give the scarf shape. If you are in need of a warm winter scarf, try making one from felt. Personalize your scarf by using your favorite sports team's colors or pick colors that will complement your wardrobe.
A handmade scarf is a warm, wonderful addition to any wardrobe. Scarves add color and style in addition to being practical, making them a welcome gift. In addition, they're relatively easy to knit or crochet, so they're perfect for the beginner or for someone more experienced at needlework who wants a quick project in between larger pieces. By adding a fringe, or the strings that hang off the end of the scarf, you can give your hand-knitted scarf a more polished finish.
The garter stitch is basic to the knitting process and is not intimidating to most beginners. As opposed to the stockinette stitch achieved by knitting and purling, knitting a scarf entirely in garter stitch involves only knit stitches and can be finished in a few relaxing sittings. Such a project requires no other steps unless you want to add different colored yarn to your piece. Once you've cast on your first row of stitches, you simply continue knitting until your scarf measures the length listed in the instructions.
Without knowing how to crochet, knit or sew, you can create this simple and unique children's inifinity scarf by braiding yarn. Braiding yarn into a scarf is easy if the yarn is kept untangled. The scarf only takes a couple of hours to make. Older children and teenagers can either assist an adult or do the project by themselves. This pattern has been derived from an adult version of the scarf.
Chaining with your fingers is a simple craft that uses nylon loops that come in a variety of colors and can be found at almost any craft store. The loops are intertwined with one another to create a strip of woven fabric. Creating a scarf is a project that is great for this craft style as it is just a long, thin strip of fabric. Creating a scarf can be done in less than an hour and completed by almost any craft enthusiast.
As you accumulate a collection of scarves, they can be tricky to keep organized in your closet. Draping them on a closet rod with hangers runs the risk of snagging them on a hook or having them slip onto the floor. Folding them in a draw is an option but this can lead to lots of wrinkles. Building a scarf rack allows each to hang freely in a custom space. Placing that rack in your closet makes it easier to grab an accessory at a glance.
Fashion brands like Hermes and Dior are famous for their elegant scarves even though they are expensive. Instead of purchasing a scarf for many hundreds of dollars, you can create your own at a fraction of the price. Even if you decide to sew a scarf using a silk fabric, the cost will be significantly less than an Hermes and Dior production.
Show your school or team spirit by making your own cheerleading scarf. Make the scarf out of fleece fabric using one or all of your team's colors. This scarf can be worn on cool nights or chilly mornings during games, pep rally's or competition events. The scarf can be worn by the cheerleaders, parents and team fans for a unified look. Customize the length of the scarf to fit young children or adults.
Knitted scarves are quick to make and don't require a lot of knitting skill, which makes them ideal first projects for new knitters. A simple garter stitch scarf is made with only the knit stitch, but you can dress it up by using textured yarn. Vary the width, yarn thickness and needle size to make a delicate, lightweight scarf or a warm, chunky one. Hand-knit scarves also make wonderful gifts because they are one-size-fits-all and can be matched to any winter coat. Straight knitting needles are ideal for this project.
Winter is a perfect time for kids to put their energy and creativity to good use by fashioning their own homemade scarves. Fleece in particular makes warm scarves and can be easily cut without raveling. A scarf project is ideal for a scout or church group, as well as keeping kids entertained on cold, boring days at home. Kids enjoy making homemade scarves as gifts for family or friends or to be donated to a homeless shelter.
Rib stitch is a perfect choice for a knitted scarf stitch pattern. It looks good on both sides, and it's stretchy and comfortable. When you untie the scarf off your neck, it bounces back into shape. Ribbing patterns are also interesting to knit, and there are a great many of them to be found in knitting stitch pattern books. One of the best is Brioche stitch, which combines ribbing with yarn-overs and slipped stitches.
Handmade scarves can be customized to be worn as an everyday accessory or a wintertime garment. Either way, because they are handmade, extra time and attention is put into every detail, making the scarf special. Making a scarf gives you the opportunity to customize the color, size and fibers. Use thin, bright colored yarn for a fun accessory or thick, soft yarn to keep warm. Crocheting your scarf will make the project simple and fast.
Recycling and reusing items not only reduces clutter and waste, it can also save you money. Instead of throwing away old or unwanted sweaters, make one-of-a-kind scarves out of them for yourself or as a gift for others. Create a traditional, rectangular scarf or get creative with circular fabric scraps cut from a sweater to make a new fashion accessory out of an old article of clothing.
Do you wardrobe, pocketbook and the environment a favor by rescuing an old sweatshirt from the trash for a quick sewing project. Repurpose some of the material from your favorite, too-worn-to-wear sweatshirt into a warm scarf perfect for the autumn and winter months. Pair the scarf with jeans and a T-shirt for a little added warm on a chilly fall day. Add the scarf to your winter coat, gloves and hat on a winter outing to keep the cold winter wind from traveling from your neck down your back.
Knifty Knitters are plastic looms that assist with loom knitting, available at your local craft store. They are an ideal way for beginning knitters or crocheters to jump into the hobby. A scarf project in particular is adaptable and straightforward, giving you plenty of practice before you move on to more complicated projects like making hats and gloves with Knifty Knitters.
Making a yarn scarf on a knitting loom is a good first project for children to do because they can learn the basic skills quickly and don't have to train their fingers to do too many unfamiliar motions. When teaching youngsters how to make this scarf, have a round knitting loom for each child because watching somebody else knit on a loom can be boring. Once they get the hang of knitting on a loom, the work is repetitive and soothing-- a perfect activity to to combine with listening to music or watching a movie.
Although controversial, in some circles, using fur is still considered a chic, unique fashion statement. Red fox fur is especially beautiful and the most popular color of fox used. Making your own scarf is ambitious, but can be done with little effort. The most difficult step may be finding a fox tail in good condition, free of any defects.
Scarf joints are two long, slender necks joined together with glue and staples. The strength of a scarf joint lies in the glue contact area, which is much longer than any other type of woodworking joint. Scarf joints are typically used to join long pieces or beams of lumber together end-to-end and are cut on a band saw or by hand if the pieces being joined are too big to pick up by hand.
A scarf joint is a method of joining two pieces of wood in an overlapping fashion. Both sections of wood must be cut to the exact same angle so that the joint is tight and consistent. Clapboard is a type of wood exterior siding that involves overlapping horizontal strips of wood. A scarf joint is ideal for this material because it creates tight joints for a more waterproof sheathing. Cutting a scarf joint for a clapboard is done with a table saw.
You do not need any knitting skills to create scarves on a rectangular loom; it is an ideal form of knitting for those that are unable to hold conventional needles because of arthritis and other debilitating problems. E-wrapping is a common form of casting on and working stitches, and derives its name from the cursive "e" shape the yarn forms around each peg. Once you have acquired basic loom knitting skills, there are plenty of stitch variations you can try to add more interest to your scarves.
Zigzag scarves are ideal for new knitters who feel most comfortable with garter stitch but want to try a more challenging project than a rectangular scarf. A zigzag scarf made with bulky-weight yarn works up quickly, which makes it an instant-gratification knitting project. The most difficult aspects of knitting a zigzag scarf are increasing and decreasing. However, by the time you're finished knitting your first one, you'll be a pro at adding and subtracting stitches.
A maxiskirt made from a large stylish scarf can be a fun addition to any wardrobe. The variety of fabrics, colors and patterns available in scarves allows for endless possibilities. With a change of accessories, a scarf maxiskirt can go from the beach to a nice restaurant with ease.
Whether you want a scarf for warmth in cold weather or as a fashion accessory for everyday wear, a curled scarf fits the bill. Crochet this scarf using basic stitches that create the curling. Basic knowledge of crochet stitches -- such as chain stitch, double stitch and triple crochet -- is needed for this project. This scarf is quick to make by creating only a few rows that run its length. Make a long, narrow scarf or a short, wide one by adapting the size of your crochet hook, weight of the yarn and number of rows you stitch.
A double necktie scarf is simply a scarf made from two neckties. Another version of the scarf uses four neckties -- two for each side -- but this version uses satin fabric as a backing. Neckties are ideal for making scarves because they have interesting patterns and soft silk fabric and are typically cut on the bias, which makes them stretchy and able to hold a shape well. Even novice sewers can create a double necktie scarf without much time or effort.
Add a fringe to crocheted or knitted scarves to add a clean, stylish finish. Knitted or crocheted scarves tend to stretch, leaving the ends uneven; tasseled fringes help to hide the unevenness. Fringes can be made from the same color yarn or from different colors to add a touch of fun and creativity. Making a fringe for your scarf will only take a couple of minutes, and will require items you have around the house.
Old sweaters are donated to second hand stores for many reasons, but most of the time it is because the original owner either did not like it or it did not fit any more. This means you can purchase the raw materials for making a cute, cozy and sophisticated-looking infinity scarf at a low cost. You can also save yourself the time of kitting an entire scarf by hand.
Fabric flowers have a variety of decorating uses, from window treatments to garment embellishments. Soft and realistic, fabric rosettes can be the ideal addition to window valances, pillows, tote bags and even hats. Try a fast no-sew project and make a scarf rosette without sewing a stitch. Using basic crafting materials, these pretty rosettes will come together quickly to enable you to attach them to items.
Cowl scarves go by many names, including infinity scarves, tube scarves or circle scarves. They are so-called because of their circular shape -- they are constructed, usually from a tube of fabric, in a single loop, instead of from a rectangle-shaped piece of fabric. They are often long and droopy, sometimes long enough to wrap around the neck several times. Like knit cowl scarves, cowl scarves made from material can be easily upcycled, particularly from T-shirts. They are also easy to create from new material, and can be customized by creating different lengths, like a single cowl or a multi-looping…
Chiffon -- the French word for "cloth" -- is a light fabric made from silk, cotton or synthetic threads that drapes elegantly and is ideal scarf material. One of the desirable qualities of chiffon is that the fabric is woven to have a prism-like effect in that light both shines through and is reflected. Chiffon is a delicate material to work with, so taking the extra time will result in a better scarf.
Knifty Knitter knitting looms enable you to knit tubular shaped fabric, from which you can fashion items such as scarves. You do not need to be able to knit to use a Knifty Knitter, yet you can produce quality knitted results, providing you have a little time and patience.
Make a simple silk scarf and embellish it with a decorative slide ring to hold the accessory in place. The scarf can be customized to the length and width you prefer, finished with gentle rolled edges. Make a long scarf to wear with a simple dressy tank top, or make a shorter scarf to peak out above the top of a suit jacket. After you finish making a few scarves for yourself, share your fashion savvy with friends and family by making a few as Christmas gifts.
A scarf hoodie may also be known as a hooded scarf; it is essentially a scarf with a hood sewn to it. The garment provides you with a stylish way to keep warm and, as the scarf can wrapped twice around your neck, it also stays securely on your head in a way that a hat would not. Make your own scarf hoodie from warm polar fleece, which does not require hemming.
Everyone has sweaters that are no longer in style, have stretched out of shape or no longer fit. Repurpose those sweaters into fashion scarves with just a few basic sewing steps. Create an infinity scarf that requires only a few cuts and basic sewing knowledge. Since the yarns in many knit sweaters will become undone if you cut into them, a little preparation is needed. By properly cutting and sewing your sweater fabric, you will have a fashionable scarf in very little time.
Self-striping yarn will add some snazzy stripes to a woolen scarf knitted with the garter stitch. Making this scarf requires basic knowledge of how to knit, so the project can be tackled by knitting beginners. The self-striping yarn eliminates the use of multiple colors of yarns and time-consuming yarn end weaving. A child over the age of 8 with an interest in knitting will enjoy making this uncomplicated scarf. Find self-striping yarn at knitting supply stores.
Repurposing wool sweaters not only makes environmentally sound sense, it is also an economical and creative way to create original personalized accessories. Scarves made out of old sweaters can either be felted or not depending on personal preference, and can be made to the perfect width and length.
Sweaters keep your arms and torso warm, but just as with other types of garments they wear out over time and styles change. The warm knit fabric of a sweater that's no longer in style or with a hole in the armpit isn't useless. Recycle your worn and out-of-date sweaters into new scarves to keep your neck warm during the cold winter months by repurposing the sleeves.
A garter stitch scarf is an ideal first knitting project, and one advanced knitters can make quickly. If you need an instant-gratification project, one you can make while watching a movie, you can't beat a garter stitch scarf made with bulky yarn. Beginning knitters will find that garter stitch scarves allow them to practice tension control and making the knit stitch. After you finish a garter stitch scarf, you can move on to purling, at which point the knitting world becomes your oyster.
Fringe knotting is a technique used to both tie off and finish the ends of a piece of fabric. This technique works well for shawls and scarves where the fringe is used to add to the decorative quality of the piece. Creating a knotted fringe is a simple, if time-consuming, process. Once you understand the technique, you will be able to add fringe to any fabric garment or piece that you feel would benefit from fringe.
Crocheting is simple to understand after completing a few projects, but it can be difficult if you are left handed. Most instructions are tailored to a right handed crocheter, but this shouldn't create a handicap. If you are left handed, learning instructions to crochet a simple scarf may seem complex, but after changing it around, you will find that it is not so complicated. With a little patience and time, any left handed crocheter can make a plain scarf.
Novelty yarns --- especially those known as "eyelash" for the loose threads that extend from a core fiber --- provide a furry look and silky hand in needlework that cannot be matched by fancy pattern stitches. In fact, working a complex pattern stitch in these yarns is usually wasted effort because the yarn's own texture hides what you stitch. That core fiber may not be very stretchy, and the stitches to work into may be hard to see, so crocheting tends to be easier than knitting with these yarns. Working with the largest hook you can manage will also help…
Make a scarf from different colored and patterned fabric socks and embellish the scarf with a creative toe sock fringe at the ends. Make the scarves from some old socks with worn out toes for an easy recycling project for a child or adult, or purchase a variety of silly patterned socks for a completely unique fashion accessory. Use fleece fabric socks for a warm wintertime scarf or use lightweight cotton socks to keep your neck warm during cooler autumn days.
Stay warm and stylish this fall and winter by making your own homemade cowl neck scarf. Not only will this scarf keep you warm, but it will also give new life to an old sweater through re-purposing. Pair the scarf with a jacket for a chilly day outside or with a semi-casual outfit to dress it up.
Keep warm this winter with a cashmere ruffle scarf. There is no need to break the piggy bank to afford this luxury fabric. You can simply repurpose an old cashmere sweater that has been pushed to the back of your closet. With a few simple alterations, you can turn that disused sweater into a brand new scarf.
Any number of knitting looms and spools are on the market for today's loom-knitting aficionado. One of the smaller straight or comb-style looms is the Pocket Knitter™, an 8-inch-long plastic comb with a double row of flat paddles instead of pegs to wrap and knit your yarn from. You can do any stitch pattern on your Pocket Knitter that you can do on needles or looms -- so long as it requires only 14 stitches in width to complete -- and make any number of smaller knit items. A scarf provides the beginner to the Pocket Knitter the opportunity to…
Recycling neckties is an artistic way to boost your fashion accessories. One ideal use for old ties is to create neck scarves. Get creative with your design by selecting multi-colored ties to conjoin for a bold and bright neck piece. Once your scarves are complete, wear them in the spring or fall to boost a casual outfit or give them as gifts to your family or friends.
Most scarves are made by knitting or weaving, but there's a faster way to make a warm wool scarf: felting. Felting, also known as "wetting," is the process of making wool fibers stick to each other in a random pattern through the use of heat, moisture, soap and agitation. It's an ancient fiber tradition, perhaps even older than knitting or weaving. You can make nice abstract designs through the process of wetting, and it's easy enough that you can do it with kids.
You can make your own professional-looking knitted scarf using a hoop for knitting in the round. You will have the scarf completed and ready-to-wear as soon as it comes off the hoop.
Recreating the easy-going style of hippies or bohemians should not, by definition, require a lot of planning and effort. Whenever you add a hippie-inspired element to your ensemble, you should make it appear effortless, as if it was a compulsory afterthought rather than carefully plotted accessory. Choose an aesthetic to emulate with the material and embellishments you select. Use chiffon and lace for an ethereal headband, silk and sequins for a luxe wrap or organic fibers for a natural scarf.
Tunisian stitch is the name of a crochet stitch which produces a cloth that appears to be knitted instead of crocheted. The technique for producing Tunisian stitch is somewhere between crochet and knitting, and the fabric produced is thick and warm -- perfect for winter wear such as scarves, sweaters and hats. There are fewer gaps between stitches to let cool air between the threads. Making a scarf will help you learn the technique without having to worry about tailoring the project to your body size.
A wool scarf can be scratchy for several reasons. The quality of the wool, the type of wool and the way the wool has been prepared all contribute to the itch factor. Some scarves can be softened enough to be comfortable while others may need to be worn over a soft sweater or jacket. The techniques used to soften a scarf won't damage it in any way, and may make it itch-free enough to wear close to the skin.
Skinny scarves themselves are versatile accessory pieces that can be worn through all four seasons to dress an outfit up or down; a skinny ruffle scarf, however, adds an element of texture and romance to your outfit. These scarves can be found in big box stores or boutiques, but they are often pricey. You can make your own skinny ruffle scarf out of jersey knit and elastic thread for a fraction of the cost, and in less than an hour.
Teach children about looms with a simple cardboard weaving project. According to "Early Childhood Today," weaving projects promote creativity while working on a child's fine motor skills. You can cut a simple cardboard loom, which is a device that holds the weaving, from a cereal box. Let your child choose her favorite colors to make a yarn scarf with a loom in a way that kids would understand. Start with only a few strands of yarn to craft a thin scarf for her stuffed animals.
Scarves aren't just for bundling up in the winter; a thin scarf can make a fashion statement just as easily in warm weather seasons. Make a thin scarf using a T-shirt from a thrift store or the back of your own closet, and you'll be fashionable and environmentally friendly all at once. You will need basic sewing skills in order to make a ruched, thin T-shirt scarf.
When draped to accentuate the curves of a woman's hips and rear, the scarf skirt can be a very sensual garment, which is why it is often associated with mysticism, exotic dancing and erotica. Despite their feminine shape and translucent effect, scarf skirts can provide as much coverage as a normal skirt when layered. If you do not want to add permanent layers your scarf skirt, you can wear multiple skirts one on top of the other or make a skirt with a tear-away panel.
Make a funky, fringed scarf to wear for additional warmth this fall or winter season. Fringed scarves are not only fashionable, but the multiple layers created by the fluffed fringes create cozy warmth on your neck. Use soft and warm fleece fabric in a variety of your favorite colors or prints to make the scarf. Fleece fabric doesn't fray, so you don't need to worry about stitching hems along the edges of the scarf.
Once you've finished making a scarf for your child, add some extra decoration with a fringe. Attached to both ends, a fringe requires no special craft skills and will enhance the design of your scarf. Use this as an opportunity to develop your child's creativity by letting him select the color and style of fringe and help you to assemble this finishing touch.
The hijab is a head covering worn by some Muslim women. It is worn in public to conceal all parts of the head except for the face. A hijab is made by folding a scarf, traditionally a pashmina, around the head in such a way that it stays secure. A scarf appropriate for a hijab should be opaque and at least 28 inches wide by 80 inches long. An underscarf is often worn in case the hijab slips or is pulled free, but it is not necessary.
Turn an old T-shirt into a new and stylish scarf to wear with one of your favorite outfits. You can use a neutral, solid-colored T-shirt to make the scarf for a fashion accessory that will match anything, or use a bright and patterned T-shirt to make a scarf that stands out and gets attention. The scarf is a great project that offers a creative way to recycle and requires absolutely no sewing for this quick 10-minute activity.
Create a stunning, attention-getting scarf made from simple jersey fabric. Jersey fabric does not fray and does not require sewing, so you can create this scarf in no time. You can cut the jersey fabric into strips, and once cut, the fabric strips will twist and twirl and create a textured scarf that will accent any outfit. Use one color of jersey, or mix it up with several colors for an artsy effect. Wear this soft, comfortable and cool decorative scarf for any season.
Making a turtleneck with a scarf is a unique fashion design. The scarf will act as the neck portion of the shirt. If the scarf is of different material, color or fabric, it will stand out against the rest of the shirt. The entire process should take less than an hour to complete. Select a scarf that is of a stretchy fabric, so the larger head can fit through it without trouble.
Create an elegant decoration on your scarf. Square scarves are tied in a manner that creates a rose in the center of the scarf. Tie the scarf around your neck or wear it as a headband with the rose as a focal point. To tie a rose with a scarf, you need to use your arms and hands to pull the ends apart to make the rose.
Use your sewing skills -- no matter how novice -- to transform the elegant decorative prints of silk ties into the elegant decorative prints of your new warm, cozy and fashionable winter scarf. Whether you want to repurpose some old ties rather than throw them away or you have found some interesting ties at the thrift store that you aren't sure what to do with, you can make those ties into a functional piece of outerwear in an hour or less.
Weaving wool helps turn regular yarn into a masterpiece for you to enjoy. You can make a myriad of things with woven wool, from blankets to purses to sweaters to simply making patterns. Woven wool can also be used for rugs or to use as a decoration in your home. Most professionals use looms to weave their wool, however, you can weave wool using simple items found at the grocery store or around the house.
Knitting looms come in two main shapes, curved and rectangular, and a variety of sizes. The way you wrap your yarn around your looms varies between the two shapes, with rectangular looms requiring a wrap that passes between the pegs in a series of figure-eights with additional loops around the pegs at the top and bottom of the eights. While the process of binding off is quite easy, the execution of it can be challenging.
A lacy pinwheel scarf can be created with the help of a cardboard loom that you make yourself. This loom lets you weave the pinwheels from yarn using an uncomplicated process that can be quickly mastered by an adult or child over the age of 8. The soft and warm pinwheel scarf can be made of a series of same-colored pinwheels or with a vibrant rainbow of colors. The scarf would make a wonderful handmade holiday gift.
Think about those old sweaters you don't wear anymore and imagine them as a fresh new accessory. You can give your clothes a second chance, with just a few snips of the scissors and a little needle and thread, by turning them into winter scarves. Patterns or colors that may be a little too much as a sweater might turn out to be just enough when paired with a favorite jacket, and you'll save money. If originality is high on your list of fashion essentials, lay out those sweaters and get started.
Braiding is the process of interlacing two or more strands of a flexible material to create an interwoven pattern. Store-bought braided silk scarfs can be costly, but you can make your own at home for a fraction of the price. Three strips of silk fabric can be braided using the same simple technique that is used to braid hair. You can use three different colored strips of silk fabric to create a unique scarf that reflects your individuality and personal style.
Give new purpose to an old jersey knit or rib knit tank top by transforming it into a new and trendy dress. You can make the dress for yourself from an old tank top and a little bit of your favorite fabric, or make the dress for a child with a child's tank top and a little bit less fabric. Create a demure dress for casual wear with a neutral-colored tank top and matching fabric, or make a flamboyant summer sizzler with brightly patterned contrasting materials.
Fleece is perfect for making a scarf because it is soft, warm and naturally repels water. Making a colorful, fleece scarf that protects you from the wind, rain and cold air is a project that is enjoyable for children and teens, as well as adults. It is also an economical way to make gifts for Christmas or other occasions. Creating a soft, homemade scarf only takes an hour or two of your time and it provides cozy protection from the blustery, cold weather all winter.
The size of a seam allowance depends on the size and type of project, the fabric and the type of machine used to assemble it. Most preprinted patterns use a standard 5/8-inch seam allowance. This gives you some leeway in case the garment needs to be taken out a bit. Having the extra room also prevents the seams from coming loose if the fabric frays a little at the edges and allows you to be less precise in cutting and assembling your pattern pieces.
A loom is an uncomplicated tool that weavers use to create pieces of cloth. At its most basic, a loom can be made of corrugated cardboard, which is inexpensive and very portable. The cardboard loom, which can be made in a variety of sizes, can be used to create drink coasters, place mats, scarves, hot pads and more. Weaving yarn on the portable loom could be a rainy-day vacation project for a youngster, and the loom will travel well on the trip home.
A neck warmer will make you toasty warm during the coldest months of the year and is a good alternative to a scarf. The neck warmer is small enough to fit into a pocket or purse and will keep the chill out when tucked into a coat or jacket. It can be woven to a custom fit with an uncomplicated loom made from a recycled cardboard box. This weaving project is suitable for children over the age of 8.
Scarves not only keep you warm during the frigid winter months, but also add a burst of color and personality to an outfit. A wide variety of scarves line the racks of department and clothing stores, but you don't have to venture to the store to add one of these chic strips of fabric to your wardrobe. Create your own feminine ruffled scarf in under an hour. You can make it from soft, warm fleece for the cold winter or from lightweight, breathable jersey knit for warmer months.
Ireland's winter temperatures often dip below freezing, making proper winter attire essential for the comfort and safety of those who live there. Many people associate Ireland with shamrocks, leprechauns and many shades of green. If you would like to make an Irish scarf, you may decide to use fabric with a pattern based on these traditional Irish themes. Your Irish scarf will come together quickly and easily, and will help keep you warm during the coldest days of the year.
Start back-to-school and cozy fall crafts a few weeks ahead of time by making no-sew projects, such as fleece scarves. This plush fabric type, available in different pattern prints and textures, such as polar and poly-spun fleece, has minimal fraying. You decide the width and length, which will usually be a rectangle-shaped scarf pattern. Add several inches to the length measurement to create extra room for self-fabric curly fringe. You can also add other embellishments, such as beads, to the fringe for a trendy finish.
A string scarf is an accessory that can fashionably accent sweaters, T-shirts and outerwear. There are limitless color combinations when making a homemade string scarf. Leftover yarn from previous craft projects or new skeins are prime candidates for string scarf material. The process is simple and takes less than 10 minutes to complete. The most time-consuming part of the project is cutting the many strands of yarn necessary.
Braiding is the process of interlacing strands of a flexible material to create a pretty interwoven pattern. It is possible to braid three strips of fabric, using the same technique that is used to braid hair, to create a stylish braided scarf. You can use different colored, patterned and textured pieces of fabric to create a personalized scarf that reflects your individuality and style. Braided scarfs also make great gifts for family and friends. All the materials required to make a braided scarf can be purchased from craft stores or online retailers.
You can make a mini loom from a recycled corrugated cardboard box. This small and uncomplicated loom is perfect for weaving an elegant set of drink coasters from metallic yarn. You can also make larger woven items by stitching the squares from the loom together to make a tablecloth or scarf. Making the loom and weaving squares is a good project for children or teens interested in the art of weaving.
Make your own scarf at home for the perfect winter accessory and or to give as a gift. The most common ways to make a homemade scarf are to knit, sew or crochet one; which style you chose depends on your preference of appearance and texture.
Winter's arriving and you've discovered several things: You don't have a serviceable scarf and one of your favorite sweaters was a snack for moths over the summer. Don't worry; you can still style your sweater while creating a scarf for free. Just salvage the sweater's arms and turn them into a chic winter accessory. Even novices to the sewing world can create one of these cozy, original scarves. They also make warm and thoughtful winter gifts.
An uncomplicated cardboard loom can be used to make charming scarves for toddlers. These cozy, warm scarves require no special knowledge of how to knit or crochet, but utilizes the same worsted weight yarn that can be purchased at knitting supply and craft stores. The loom is made of sturdy corrugated cardboard and can be cut from a medium sized cardboard box. The toddler scarves are a great beginner project for someone interested in learning the art of weaving.
An oblong scarf is cut to provide the wearer with a long fashion accessory without the bulk that can come from square-shaped scarves. Individuals without any previous sewing experience can make a no-sew oblong scarf from a soft, jersey knit fabric or a fleece scarf to keep you warm and stylish all winter long. You can also give your sewing skills a simple workout and make an oblong silk scarf, for a warm weather accessory.
Convenient and stylish cardigan sweaters allow you to quickly throw them on when you start to get chilly and just as quickly take them off when you get too warm. Use your creative talents to make these sweaters even more fashionable and functional by crafting fabric flower sweater clips to clip at the top of each side to keep the sides close together without buttoning the cardigan up.
Long-tailed hats are called stocking caps, which can keep heads and ears warm all winter. The extra chamber of air on top of the head that remains trapped in the long stocking portion provides extra insulation. When considering how long to make the tail of your hat, think about the person wearing it. A longer tail won't stand up, which robs the wearer of the air chamber. However, an extra long tail doubles as a scarf when wrapped around the person's neck.
Hermes has been recognized for over one hundred years as one of the leaders in fashion and is most well known for its scarves. The distinctive silk scarves often carry an emblem of a rope and anchor, or the logo of Hermes itself -- a horse and carriage. While the scarves can be worn in a variety of ways, creating them into a large bow on the front of the neck is one of the most distinctive and classic styles.
Loincloths have been a basic item of wearing apparel for men and boys since ancient times. Though rarely worn anymore in the post-industrial West except as part of a costume or occasionally as underwear, loincloths are still found in traditional cultures from Asia to the Amazon. They were once part of the traditional dress of some Native American tribes as well, although modern tribal members rarely wear them. Though there are many varieties, the simplest use a single long rectangle of cloth, which resembles a scarf. Two examples that can be made with a scarf are the loincloth of Borneo…
A cowl scarf is simply a tube of fabric through which you put your head. It is ideal for cold days when the wind is strong, since it can be pulled up to cover the head, as well as the neck, and there are no loose ends to be blown around. Providing you have basic knitting skills, you can knit a simple cowl in the round, by using circular knitting needles. These needles consist of needle tips joined together by a flexible plastic cord, which allows you to knit a seamless tube, rather than knit a flat piece in traditional…
Seam allowances function as the space between the raw edge of the fabric and where the actual seam is placed. Most patterns suggest a five-eighths-inch seam allowance, leaving just a small amount of fabric underneath the seam so that there is no excess fabric to bulge in the finished piece. However, this seam allowance may need to be converted to centimeters or widened for the convenience of the person sewing the garment. Armed with a tape measurer and careful planning, seam allowances can be quickly converted to suit your needs.
You can create a fashionable fleece scarf with absolutely no sewing experience and very few supplies. Make a two-layer fleece scarf for extra warmth on the intolerably cold days of winter or create a single-layer scarf embellished with colorful beaded fringe. Customize your cozy accessory to match your personality. Choose a demure neutral colored fleece that blends in with any outfit or a brightly patterned fleece that stands out and gets noticed.
You can make an elaborate and elegant prom dress for your dog with this simple pattern. The glamorous look of the prom dress is created by the materials you choose to use. Shimmering satins are the best option for fabrics and the straps for the dress are made of decorative ribbons. You can add laces and trims, even silk flowers to personalize the dress and make it truly unique. The amount of fabric and decorative ribbon will depend on the size of your dog. The amounts listed below are enough for a dog up to 30 pounds.
When you turn up the brim of a fabric hat you are exposing the reverse side of the fabric. This can be an attractive effect if both sides of the fabric compliment each other. It is not noticeable if the fabric is the same on both sides, unless the seam allowance is showing on the outside of the brim. Reverse the seam on the brim portion of the hat to avoid this problem.
When children become adept at cutting paper with scissors they can begin to cut fabric with scissors. A fleece scarf is a no-sew cutting project that the child can actually wear. Fabric stores carry a wide variety colors and patterns of fleece fabric. Your child will enjoy selecting his own fabric from this wide selection. This is also a good way to use a piece of fleece left over from project.
Adding a fringe statement to a necklace is not complicated, thanks to the availability of intricately beaded home décor edging trims, which are available in fabric stores. The results are spectacular and will make a bold statement when paired with either a dressy or casual outfit. A homemade fringed necklace makes a great birthday party craft, and a terrific take-home gift for party attendees. The necklaces can be made to fit any size neck.
Scarves are endlessly useful accessories. Whether worn in the hair, around the neck or tied at the waist, scarves find a place in almost any ensemble. Scarves can be surprisingly expensive to buy though. Fortunately, because of their straightforward design you can create them at home. While you can buy fabric to make a scarf, there are also many things already in your home that you can recycle into this stylish accessory. With just a few tools and simple steps, you can begin stocking your wardrobe with an endless number of scarves.
You can make a modern deep V-neck dress for a casual or semi-formal event. Add the deep-V to only the front of the dress or make the dress symmetrical with a "V" in the front and the back. Make the dress a floor-length gown to wear to a New Year's Eve celebration or make it a mini-dress to wear for a night out with the girls. Go with a smooth satin fabric for the entire dress for an elegant creation or use a simple, lightweight cotton fabric for a breezy summer dress.
Hopefully you will never have to make your own sling for a real injury, but if so, using a scarf is a simple solution. Scarf slings can also be made for use in Halloween costumes or for plays and skits. Scarf slings can be made in a few simple steps from square scarfs or rectangular scarfs folded into a square. Any kind of scarf, from knitted wool scarfs to decorative fashion ones will work, as long as the material doesn't have large holes the arm could slip through. Scarf slings can add a realistic look to a supposedly injured actor…
Give an old set of sheets a new purpose by transforming it into a summer fashion essential. You can make an easy A-line dress from a sheet for a great environmentally friendly sewing project and customize the dress for an adult or a child. Embellish the dress with a ribbon hemline or shoulder straps, a row of silk flowers along the neckline or an adorable pompom hemline for a child's dress.
You can make your own elegant A-line dress at home for a unique prom dress that does not break the bank. Make the mid-thigh length dress from a soft and shiny satin material for a dress that moves with you on the dance floor. Embellish the dress with iron-on gemstones or a lace hemline. Leave the dress strapless by sewing in strong elastic to the top of the dress, or add crystal beaded straps.
Fashion does not have to come at a high price. Rather than paying top dollar for a lightweight, comfortable, colorful neck accessory, look to your bag of scraps and your partner's and dad's old neckties. Take a weekend or two to make up several scarves and add them to your closet stash.
Belly dancing, or bellydancing, is an activity that centers on the hips and the waist. A belly dancing hip scarf allows you to emphasize the motion of your body. When you are practicing, a hip scarf allows you to see where your hips are and what kind of figures your hips are describing. When you are performing, the hanging trim gives your motions a little more drama.
Making pom poms is an easy and thrifty way to add decoration to your house for a special occasion or just to add color to a child's room. Homemade pom poms also may be used to decorate a wedding on a budget. Pom poms may be made with many different fabrics, depending on your requirements.
Make a casual summer dress with a pleated drop skirt from a tank top and a little bit of extra fabric. You can make a conservative dress by making the skirt reach below the knees or make the dress fit for a cover-up at the beach with just a couple of extra inches of fabric. Pair a solid colored tank top with a colorful patterned skirt for an eye-catching contrast or show off your love for chaos and color with mismatched patterned fabrics.
Juggling is one of those activities that has a steep learning curve. Difficult at the start, but once you persevere through the first few hours or days of practice you get the hang of it. It all becomes easy from there. The best way to start juggling is with three items of even size and weight, such as bean bags. Then it's on to the more difficult items like pom poms, which are a great prop for cheerleaders.
Make a dynamic personal statement with your silk scarf. A silk scarf, after all, is really just a piece of fabric, so there is no reason you can't make a dress from it. Silk has a long a rich history. Originally developed by the Chinese, the eggs of the silk worm are kept at 65 degrees during the initial part of the process. The temperature is gradually increased to 77 degrees and they hatch. The silk worms are then fed on mulberry leaves until they are fat. Within a month, the worms will increase their weight 10,000 times. They are…
A rope scarf is made using the hand knitting technique. A single strand of yarn is knitted between the four fingers on the non-dominant hand. The process does not require knitting needles or a knitting loom. It is an ideal craft for children as young as four years of age as well as adults. Wear a single rope scarf during hot weather and add more as the weather gets colder. Tie several different colored rope scarfs together to create a unique look.
Decoration, embellishment and cheering your team to victory are only a few of the uses for pom poms. Use common household items or those found at the craft store to make a set of poms with your child. In lieu of purchasing them via an online catalog or through the sporting good or department store, homemade pom poms can provide some bonding time with your child while making a craft item comparable to those that can be purchased.
Pom-poms are an inexpensive decoration that can add a touch of whimsy to your tutu. There are a few different techniques for attaching pom-poms to other materials, but since these pom-poms will need to endure leaps and twirls without falling off, you will want to use the sturdiest method, which is hand sewing. The binding threads will secure your adornments well past the final plié.
Double-sided fleece scarves are not only warm and cozy, but a way to make your own fashion statement. Making a fleece scarf with different but complimentary colors or prints provides two scarves for the price and work of one. Fleece is one of the most forgiving fabrics available. It comes in various weights for additional warmth and in endless colors and prints. It is an inexpensive way to customize your own look. Double-sided fleece scarves also make wonderful gifts.
Because of the superior and lightweight warmth that fleece provides, it makes warm and cozy outerwear accessories that can keep you comfortable outdoors. You don't need sewing skills to make a stylish fleece hat. All you need is an old fleece sweatshirt and a little time to make a warm hat that will cover your head with fuzzy style. Choose a fleece shirt in a color or pattern you like and grab a pair of scissors. A few minutes later, you will have a hat that cost you nothing to make.
Fashionable scarves are a quick way to update an outfit. Most department stores want as much for these simple fabric accessories as they do for a piece of clothing. Make your own jersey scarves with fringe by recycling old T-shirts from your closet. The jersey fabric of a T-shirt does not fray and does not need to be hemmed. When raw jersey edges are stretched they form a natural curl. These fabric qualities allow you to make a scarf quickly, without the need for a sewing machine.
Make a dress using an old tank top and some extra fabric for a creative summer outfit. Dress it up with some long sleeves and add a simple scarf for a pretty and warm winter ensemble. This versatile dress is simple to make and the sleeves can be added and removed over and over again for years of wear. You can use a satiny fabric for an elegant dress or a cotton-blend fabric for casual wear.
Band saw blades are thin and prone to snapping during use. But you don't have to run out and purchase a new saw blade every time this happens. Instead you can use an oxy-acetylene torch and braze it back together. The area where the blade snapped that you repair is called the join. The join is made by heating soldering wire repeatedly and allowing it to cool, which is called an annealing pass.
Making your own dresses at home allows you to design an outfit that suits your taste and personality. Use bold colors and patterns for a dress and scarf that will get noticed or soft coordinating colors for a simple fashion statement. You can make a casual dress and scarf at home from an old tank top and some extra cotton and jersey fabric or make something a bit more formal with a velvet tank top and satin fabric in a coordinating color.
Weaving is not a complicated process. It involves stretching threads or wool yarn on a loom and passing more threads or yarn over and under the stretched threads to lock in the fibers. Large looms can do the job quickly and are great for producing blankets and fabric yardage. A small loom you make from cardboard will also do the job for weaving beautiful wool and silk squares that can be used for coasters and sewn together for placemats and scarves.
A daisy loom is an amazing little gadget that can create fun and fanciful yarn daisies. You can make the loom from some corrugated cardboard and use bits of leftover yarns to create a blanket sporting all the colors of the garden. This is a great activity for children over the age of 10 and teens who will be delighted at the flowers and blanket that are spun from this uncomplicated loom they make themselves.
In northern climates, it seems that children can never have enough warm winter hats. The hats get wet from being worn in the snow, they get left in school lockers and they just plain disappear during winter seasons. Savvy parents lay in a good supply of extra simple hats for their kids, like fleece rolled brim hats that pop on and off easily. Rather than spend a lot of money on extra hats, create a collection of colorful fleece caps in one short afternoon.
A trellis scarf, reminiscent of a flower-laden garden trellis, can be created with the help of a flower loom you make out of cardboard and some soft yarn. The flower loom creates a quick and uncomplicated yarn flower. By weaving up a bunch of these blooms in one or many colors, you can make a trellis scarf that will brighten up any outfit. Making the loom and the flowers is also a good project for an older child.
The popular rag style scarves made with multicolored yarns are easy to make yourself. You can buy yarn for the project, or save money by collecting bits of yarn and ribbon or fabric strips until you have enough. The water soluble foundation paper is the main expense. A ten yard roll that is 12 inches wide should cost less than $50. Once the backing of your scarf is washed away, you are left with just the pretty, delicate and lightweight scarf.
Winter months bring icy cold gusts of wind, snow and chattering teeth. Help your child stay warm and fashionable with a fleece hat and scarf. Take a trip to the fabric store to let your child pick out a fleece in a color or pattern that reflects her personal style.
A fleece scarf is a fashionable way to stay warm in winter, or a cute gift idea that is sure to be appreciated. You don't even need to know how to sew. You can whip up these soft scarves without threading a needle. Fleece scarves are also a suitable project for a Girl Scout troop or for children's arts-and-crafts classes.
When making items such as scarves, knitters and crocheters refer to these projects as mindless knitting or mindless crocheting. This phrase simply means the project is easy, and you don't have to count stitches, change colors or do anything fancy that would require close concentration. Most yarn crafters like to do mindless work occasionally so they can talk to their friends while working on a project. Equally as easy, adding tassels to a scarf requires little concentration. After going through the procedure once, you'll be able to repeat the process and enjoy a "gab-fest" at the same time.
Knit up a glamorous boa for your next night out on the town. A novelty yarn called eyelash is the key element in this project. Eyelash yarn features loose ends that lend a feathery and full touch, turning a simple scarf into an elegant boa. Eyelash yarn is widely available in a large variety of colors and price ranges. Look for the yarn in specialty knitting shops and craft stores. This project requires basic knowledge of how to knit.
Plaid never seems to totally go out of style, and many design houses offer plaid cashmere scarves as luxury accessories each winter. These pricey items are almost irresistible to the touch, but the price exceeds many people's budgets. While cashmere fabric is among the most high-end in terms of cost, purchasing the fabric to make your own plaid cashmere scarf can slash the cost to a fraction of what you would pay in a store. Making a scarf takes only the most basic of sewing skills and can result in a fashion statement that you'll make for years.
Make wearable accessories and home decor items with a flower loom. A flower loom lets you make a variety of accessories that look knitted but are much easier than following a chart and keeping count of every stitch. A popular wearable accessory that you can make with a flower loom is a scarf. Blend two or three pastel colors within the same flower for a bright multicolored scarf or choose earth tones for a solid or two-tone scarf.
If you want to try your hand at weaving a scarf, you may feel intimidated by the high cost of traditional weaving looms. However, for a small project like a scarf you can weave using almost any materials. Build your own weaving loom and you can use it to weave several different scarves, using anything from yarn to string to scraps of fabric.
Wine is a thoughtful thank-you gift to the host of a party you are attending, or as a holiday gift for friends and neighbors. Make a hat and scarf for wine bottles to give them a festive touch. This easy crochet pattern transforms your gift into a snuggly, cold-weather character. It is a great way to use yarn left over from previous projects. Make several to have on hand in anticipation of those gift-giving parties that sneak up on you.
Make a plaid scarf as gift for any man, woman or yourself. Perfect for shielding your hair from the wind, or your head and neck from the cold, a square scarf is casual enough for rugged wear yet can also be crisply professional. Making a simple plaid scarf requires only basic sewing and is easy enough for novice seamstresses. Depending on your preferences, use wool, cotton, polyester-blend or even silk plaid fabric to sew a simple plaid scarf.
Find a head scarf to cover your head while your hair is growing back. You can buy scarves at the store or you can choose to crochet scarves in colors that match or complement your wardrobe by using cotton crochet thread and a steel crochet hook. These scarves are about 36 inches around, allowing plenty of coverage and fabric to create attractive bows when you tie them. You don't have to have cancer to use these scarves--if you suffer from other conditions that cause hair loss, you can make some scarves for yourself.
Whether you choose to recycle your garments or use brand-new fleece fabric, you can turn this fuzzy textile into easy, fun crafting projects, which can also include making your own pom-poms and fringe. Fleece, which is available in Microfleece, light and medium weights as well as fleece with Lycra or Spandex blends, can also be used to make easy, no-sew hats and scarves. You can make a variety of fleece combinations to keep you warm and cuddly this fall and winter.
Dress in style and comfort in this swingy scarf dress reminiscent of the Haight-Ashbury Hippie era. It has a comfortable knit fabric base with an elastic waist. Make use of all of your vintage scarves or purchase material and cut it into scarf dimensions for this innovative summer dress.
If you have a weaving loom or want to learn how to use one, a scarf is an ideal first project. You can make a scarf with a weaving loom using the most basic weaving techniques, so you don't need a lot of weaving experience before beginning this project. You can customize the length and width of your scarf so it will fit a variety of sizes.
Scarf dresses, also known as handkerchief dresses, have been in style since the 1920s. The funky, zigzagging hemline gives an otherwise ordinary dress or skirt a little pizazz. These types of dresses can be hard to find in stores. However, a homemade scarf dress is within reach for practically everybody. While scarf or handkerchief skirts may look complicated, they are actually easy to create. With basic sewing skills and common sewing supplies, anybody can make a scarf dress in a matter of minutes.
A cowl scarf is essentially a knitted tube that fits loosely around your neck. Its seamless construction makes it a good knitting project for those who want to practice knitting in the round, and its small circumference means that it doesn't require as much yarn as a traditional long scarf. Cowl scarves are easy to knit. Even beginning knitters will have no trouble constructing one of these winter accessories.
You've found a really cute large silky scarf at a thrift store. You love the pattern, but what to do with it? With one cut, two knots, and some ribbon binding, you could turn it into your favorite summer halter top.
You don't have to be a seamstress to make a comfy, fabulous child's scarf. Using cotton fleece fabric, you can create a warm, no-sew scarf in minutes! Because cotton fleece fabric doesn't fray, sewing isn't required. You can simply cut out the scarf and wear it outside minutes later. Cotton fleece fabric is available in various prints for children including television and movie characters, popular football teams, flowers, and animals. Create this scarf with children to get them involved in the process.
Crocheting a scarf may be one of the simplest crochet projects and is an ideal project for a novice crocheter to tackle. When you crochet a scarf, one of the first things you must do is determine how long you wish to make the scarf. Once you know the length, make a scarf chain to begin the crochet stitches of the scarf.
Vintage dresser scarves provide a decorative layer of fabric that protects the top of a dresser from small scratches and spills. Unfortunately, vintage dresser scarves are not always available to buy at a reasonable price, if you can find them for sale at all. When you cannot find a vintage dresser scarf to purchase, consider making your own using vintage fabric and lace. The newly crafted scarf will not be a true vintage scarf, but it will look and feel authentic due to the use of vintage materials.
To make a men's scarf you do not need to know how to knit or crochet. Fleece fabric with a finished edge makes an attractive and fashionable scarf. Polyester fleece is designed to mimic the level of warmth provided by wool, at a fraction of wool's weight. Polyester fleece wicks moisture away from the wearer, it washes easily, it dries quickly and it does not fray the way woven fabric does, making it an ideal fabric for a simple men's scarf.
Some people call a scarf with a hood attached a hooded scarf, and others affectionately call it a “scoodie.” Whatever the name, these toasty accessories are simple to make, and they keep you warm in style. Choose a fleece fabric that coordinates with your outerwear and spend less than an hour making this versatile scarf.
The tube scarf, or cowl, provides people who brave winter weather with an alternative to traditional scarves. These scarves, which are essentially wide knitted tubes, slip easily over your head and fit comfortably around your neck. They're easy enough for a beginning knitter to make, and they don't require as much yarn as a traditional long scarf.
Bandsaw blades are expensive, which makes many operators unwilling to throw their broken blades away. Fortunately, bandsaw blade repair is a simple task, as long as you have the basic welding and brazing skills to complete it. The method listed here can also be used to shorten too-long bandsaw blades and to create new blades from bulk blade stock.
If you have a square scarf that's absolutely gorgeous but are wondering how to wear it, consider fashioning it into a top—using only the scarf itself. This neat trick is best accomplished with a square scarf that has a bit of stretch to it. Knit fabrics, jersey or spandex blends will allow for more comfort and form-fitting cling in your finished garment. The top will be backless with fairly good coverage in the front.
Eyelash scarves are colorful, fuzzy accessories that complement a variety of outfits. If you want to make your own version of this furry scarf, all you need is some yarn and a pair of knitting needles or a crochet hook. Eyelash scarves work up quickly and make great gifts for people of all ages. Make one for yourself or as a gift in a few easy steps.
Ribbons add color and texture to many different craft projects. You can make hairbows, jewelry and purses from ribbon as well as use them as decorative embellishments for scrapbook pages, clothing designs and decoupage projects. You can also create a scarf from ribbon to coordinate with your wardrobe. If you know how to braid and you can make a simple stitch, you can make this decorative ribbon scarf.
According to Twentieth Century Fires, during the Victorian era, "...fireplace Mantel-shelves became wider to accommodate clocks, candles and ornaments." One of those luxurious ornaments was the fireplace mantel scarf. Making a mantel scarf for your fireplace requires minimal sewing skills. The luxury lies in the chosen fabric. Victorians loved deep, rich colors contrasted with golds, velvets and brocades. Today's styles can be embellished with a mantel scarf just as the Victorians decorated their homes. Choose fabric that coordinates or contrasts with your color scheme.
Scarves are fast and easy projects that are especially great when made on a knitting loom. A knitting loom is a circular frame with pegs for wrapping loops of yarn around repeatedly. The scarves you can make with a knitting loom have the added benefit of being double-layer scarves that are extra warm. Learn how to make a scarf with a loom and see what colorful and attractive scarves you can make. Even a novice or a child can easily learn this technique and begin to make warm winter scarves.
Coming in a variety of materials, colors and patterns, scarves are more than cold-weather clothing. They can dress up a casual outfit or be worn as a hair accessory. Making a fringe on a scarf is easy, giving it a flirty, exotic touch. Fringed scarves also make creative gifts for family and friends.
If you are hoodie lover, you hate throwing out a perfectly good hoodie that has suffered a strategic rip. If you've got basic sewing skills, you can easily reuse the fabric, turning it into a hoodie scarf, or scoodie as it is sometimes called. The finished project makes for great winter wear, covering the head and wrapped around the neck for extra warmth.
Creating scarves and other objects with knitting looms is very popular. It is easier than regular knitting. You can use any yarn out there, but the novelty yarns such as fun fur and eyelash yarn make funky accessories you'll enjoy wearing and giving away.
Create these fun scarves easily by stringing together custom pom poms that you can make with the right tool and some yarn. Your scarf can be any size you like, made with one color or in the hues of a rainbow. Creating your own pom poms gives you more creative options than if you purchased a bag of ready made poms. Select fuzzy yarn for a thicker look, or thin yarn to make pom poms that are more subdued. This scarf is four feet long and five inches wide, depending on how tightly you wrap your pom poms.
A Slytherin-style scarf is the perfect winter wear for fans of the "Harry Potter" book and film series. This scarf, which copies the style of those worn by younger members of the Slytherin house, is a gray and green striped classic that is simple to make as long as you have a firm grasp on basic knitting skills. The scarf is evenly striped, very long and authentic enough to please any "Harry Potter" buff. The scarf can also be knitted using the colors of a different Hogwarts house if Slytherin isn't your favorite.
Since your ex-flame never understood you anyway, carve up that Emo band tee left behind and shroud it around your neck as a reminder of your dead, tormented romance.
Normal blinds or window shades can be drab and boring. If you're looking to add new flair to any room, you can make a scarf valance to match any color scheme or decor. A scarf valance can be expensive if purchased from a retailer, while making your own can save lots of money, and create a personalized, unique look. A moderate understanding of sewing and stitching is required for this method of making a scarf valance.
A rolled edge hem is a very professional-looking hem that you will find on almost all ready-made scarves. Making your own accessory scarves can be a way to save money and create exactly the style and color of scarves you desire to compliment your wardrobe. To make a scarf with a rolled edge like a ready made scarf many people use a serger. If you don't have a serger, you can still create a hem that has the same rolled-edge appearance. With a simple piece of silk fabric and your sewing machine, you can have a rolled edge scarf in…
Fleece boa scarves area trendy part of a matching sweater combo. They even go well with T-shirts for a bohemian or SoHo-inspired look. Many school sports or cheerleading teams wear them to complement their uniforms while keeping warm on cold game nights. Making fleece boa scarves is so simple, and it can be a fun activity to do with a child once the fabric is cut and prepared.
This fun and fuzzy crocheted yarn scarf is made of fancy eyelash yarn that is perfect for creating a fashion friendly accessory. This project is easy to accomplish using basic crochet stitches. If you are new to crocheting, this is a simple and fast project to whip up with great results. Eyelash yarn is light and somewhat tricky to work with on its own. In this crochet yarn scarf pattern, the eyelash yarn is paired with a 4-ply worsted weight yarn in a matching color to give it more control and bulk.
A muffler is an old fashioned name for a good, warm scarf. Keeping your neck warm during the winter months with a fluffy, homemade scarf is something to appreciate. If you have a basic knowledge of crochet and can make an even single crochet stitch, then this scarf could easily be made in only a few hours' time. It is worked across the length of the scarf, so chain the desired length and begin to work the stitch for the remainder of the scarf.
If you're just learning how to sew, making a silk scarf is one of the easiest projects you can undertake. Although the fabric may be a little more expensive than most other fabric for beginning projects, the end result will be more rewarding and fashionable in the end. In stores, designer silk scarves can go for as much as $400 or $500. While they are beautiful luxury items, the fact remains that you can create a similar effect at home with some pins, a sewing machine and a square piece of fabric.
Hip scarves are used in belly dancing and are similar to cover ups. They're meant to put an emphasis on movement and draw attention to this part of the body for the dancer. They are usually covered in decorative sequins and jewels, but are really quite easy to make. It is very similar to making a regular scarf while including some beading. It can also be tied around the waist very easily using the ends of the scarf.
Magic tricks are a great way to entertain guests, especially children. One popular trick is the disappearing silk scarf. You can take a silk scarf in one hand, stuff it into your other hand, and make the scarf seemingly disappear into thin air. As magical as it sounds, the trick is fairly easy to do with a little bit of practice.
Knitting a scarf on a round loom is a simple beginner's spool-knitting project. An experienced spool knitter can complete this project in just a few hours. Even a beginner should be able to complete a simple scarf on a round loom in an evening or two. All it takes is a few ounces of yarn, a round loom and a crochet hook to create a warm, double-layered scarf for yourself or as a gift.
Adding some yarn tassels is a quick way to dress up a hand-knitted scarf. Making the tassels takes minutes and attaching them is a breeze. Tassels can be made either with the same color yarn as the scarf, a contrasting color or a mix of different yarns. Use your imagination.
Need a rainy day project or a classroom treat? It's simple to make a marionette puppet from a silk scarf, string and a few other items. Kids can customize their puppets by choosing their own scarves. Put on a show with these easy-to-maneuver puppets after constructing them. It's a great way to spark young imaginations and creativity.
Scarves are a great project for beginning knitters, and this skinny scarf is simpler than most. This project only requires the knitter to know how to cast on, knit and bind off. The bulky yarn this project requires makes this scarf a great choice for colder climates, and the length allows the scarf to be wrapped quite a few times.
This snug, hooded scarf is made of fleece, a material that doesn't ravel when cut and is relatively simple to work with. This winter garment goes over the head and around the neck, and is especially great for small children who struggle to keep their bulky scarves and hats in place. This pattern is sized for a child, but could easily be updated to fit an adult.
Make a scarf out of a sweater? Why not? It's an interesting and unusual way to reclaim, recycle and re-use sweaters that you just don't wear anymore. If you have a sweater you don't wear anymore, here's one way to turn your sweater into a scarf that you'll love.
Chemo scarves allow patients undergoing chemo a comfortable and easy to wear option to cover hair loss. Wigs can be hot and itchy, so many women opt for hats and scarves. If you are looking for a charity project, or have a friend or family member going through chemotherapy, consider making some chemo scarves. You can make scarves in different shapes and styles and they can be tied in several different ways, making them a versatile choice. Since sizing is not an issue, scarves are an ideal donation to your local cancer center.
A head scarf is one of the easiest projects to make. It is perfect for beginners. You can let your imagination run wild and combine basic stitches to make any pattern you want without having to worry about increasing, decreasing or following a chart.
When cold weather begins there is nothing better than wrapping a warm scarf around your neck. Scarves come in all kinds of colors and materials, such as yarn, jersey or fleece. There are different ways to make scarves like knitting, crocheting and the no-sew method. It is simple to make a no-sew scarf. There is very little time or money involved in this craft and you can keep the entire family warm this winter.
Hermes is a leader in the fashion world. While the company now makes shoes, clothing and even perfume, its bestseller and most iconic item is far and away its scarves. Celebrities like Grace Kelly have worn the scarves off screen and on and even Meryl Streep slipped one on for her role in The Devil Wears Prada. There are a variety of ways you can wear an Hermes scarf, but before you put one on, you first need to learn how to fold one.
The addition of a scarf can beautifully enhance any outfit. Because a scarf instantly attracts the eye, you can dramatically enhance a slim wardrobe through the purchase of several beautiful scarves while not clobbering your budget. To make sure you tie a scarf bow properly, it’s best to do it while looking in a mirror.
To make a felt scarf certain materials are necessary such as a boot tray and merino wool. Learn what other materials you will need to make a felt scarf in this free video.
How to make a scarf to match your dog coat project; learn this and more from an expert seamstress in this free sewing video.
Whether you have a chest full of scarves that now sit unused or you're looking for an interesting gift, a quilt made from scars or bandannas is just the thing. Scarves come in so many fabrics, textures and designs that it's easy to pick out a handful that fit perfectly with the receiver's taste.
Some scarves just need to be fringed--some blankets and purses do too. This is an easy way to finish any knitted or crocheted project. Just make sure that you leave enough yarn to complete the whole project.
Working with felt is easy because it doesn't need any sewing. All you need to do is cut it to the size that you need.