Easy to Make Plaid Flannel and Fringe Scarf Tutorial

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This stylish scarf is a simple sewing project anyone can do -- really! Perfect as a heartfelt handmade gift during the holidays, or to sew for yourself when the weather gets chilly.

(Image: Beth Huntington)
(Image: Beth Huntington)

Things You'll Need

  • 2 yards of woven flannel fabric
  • Measuring tape
  • Sharp scissors
  • Seam ripper
  • Pins
  • Sewing Machine
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To make two full scarves, cut the 2-yard piece of flannel in half lengthwise, so you end up with two 22 1/2-by-72-inch pieces of fabric.

To make four narrower scarves, cut your fabric lengthwise again so you have four pieces of flannel 11 1/4 inches wide by 72 inches long.

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Use a seam ripper to pull one thread from the short side of the flannel.

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Then pull the thread out with your fingers.

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The next part takes a while, so put your feet up, get comfortable and put in some of your favorite music. Continue pulling threads, one at a time, from the short ends of the flannel until you have created 2 inches of fringe.

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If you’re feeling super ambitious, you could fringe out all four sides of the fabric. This would look nice as well.

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If you’ve created fringe only on the two short sides of the scarf, fold over 1/8 inch along both of the long, raw edges and press. Fold 1/8 inch over again, press and pin.

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Sew along the pin lines, removing the pins as you sew.

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Fold it up, add a pretty ribbon and you’ve got a great holiday gift.

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