I was over on Facebook a week or so ago, telling everyone that I had started 11 projects in November and December and not finished any of them….well, then I remembered one that I had completed, I just didn’t have time to photograph it or post about it. So, yay for one finish in the last two months! (Although I did make it a goal not to start anything new until those 11 projects are done–and I have finished three more. One dress just needed cuffs and buttons.) I am trying to set my 30 mins or 1 hour of sewing time again and it’s working….and making me a lot happier! I love that sense of accomplishment every day, even if it is just buttons and cuffs!
liZ was nice enough to be dragged in the snow last Friday so we could photograph this simple tutorial and it is now up today! I think these blanket scarves looked so fun so I ordered a couple in November that were cheap (affiliate link), but I couldn’t figure out how to wear them….so I decided to turn them into wraps, much like a kimono cardigan and now I love them. I have even worn one over my winter coat, and I think will still be perfect for early spring when it is still cold here.
If you want to make a blanket scarf wrap, here is a quick and easy tutorial to use that you can make in an afternoon.
Blanket Scarf Wrap Tutorial
Step1: Fold your blanket scarf in half. If it is not a square make sure that the longer part is on the two sides.
Step 2: Cut up the center of the FRONT of the blanket scarf and round out a small semi-circle for the neck. (DO NOT CUT THE BACK SECTION OF THE SCARF.)
Step 3: Measure down 10 inches and mark with a pin. Then stitch from the bottom of the blanket scarf up to your pin.
Step 4: At this point you can either finish your raw edges with bias tape (that’s what I did) or hem the raw edges and neckline by turning under twice and stitching using a 1/2″ seam allowance. And you are done!
P.S. Here is a pinnable image if you like to save it to your Pinterest boards to make later 😉
I would love to have a go at this. I don’t have a blanket scarf, but I do have some wool fabric. Can you tell me, roughly what the measurements are of the scarf blanket please?
Cathy, The blanket scarves are 55″ by 55″….happy sewing!!
Brianna Robertson says
Looks great! I made a blanket scarf in the fall and a hooded cape as well. It’s too cold here to wear them outside now, but I’m looking forward to pulling them out again in the spring!