You know what would be awesome? If you could have a blanket with you everywhere you go this winter. You know what is awesome? the fact That you can!
Chances are, if you're reading this blog, you're a DIY-er. Chances are, if you're a DIY-er, you've seen plenty of tutorials on (and know much about) the blanket scarf. So why am I writing this? Well, after speaking to a few friends and family recently who had no idea what a blanket scarf was, I knew that I still needed to make a blog post about it. It's a winter must-have and it's a DIY literally anyone can do.
Check out my tutorial below
`1.5-2 yards 100% Cotton Fabric
*Cotton is not the only fabric that can be used for this project. I have found some of the poly-nylon blends in the "sportswear" section of Joann's that work well also, but cotton is widely preferred amongst wearers. Be sure not to purchase nursery cotton, but flannel cotton or something of similar texture. The key here is finding fabric that will fray well. When in doubt, ask a sales associate. I used 1.5 yards of fabric in this tutorial for a total of $8.99 at hobby lobby.
Total Project Price: $8.99
1. Have your fabric cut to your desired length. I find that 1.5 yards work well but fyi, this will unlikely result in a perfectly square blanket scarf. If you would like your scarf perfectly square, have the associate cut maybe 6 inches longer than the fabric's width (you'll need some slack for trimming).
2. Trim your fabric on all four sides creating straight edges. It's best to use a measuring tape for even cutting, but if you have a fabric like plaid or stripes, you could easily use those lines as a guide.
3. After cutting your fabric, you will have exposed frayed edges, pull on the threads gently to expose the frays to your liking.
& That's It! Your incredibly easy DIY Blanket Scarf