DIY SCARF Tutorials- 7 Super easy ways to make Scarves
I’ve decided to stop being the “resident scarf addict cum hoarder” at home, because a raid of my fabric stash could last for decades, and store-bought scarves have a beauty and variety that may seem impossible to duplicate.
What do you use for Scarf fabric?
The majority of scarves sold in stores are made of acrylic (knit types), polyester, rayon blends, or silk. Polka dot and floral printed fabrics are popular among girls’ scarves, while striped and checkered prints are popular among men’s scarves, with the Houndstooth print being a favorite.
Size of the scarf
Scarves are typically 22-24 inches wide and 70-75 inches long, though you can make them in a variety of sizes to suit your needs. Check out this post on scarf dimensions to learn about the various sizes you can make scarves in.
1. Regular scarf
Cut the fabric to your desired dimensions and hem the edges neatly with a hemmer foot. Leave it plain or add tassels or fringes to the edges; other options include adding a lettuce edge/way ruffled edge or satin cord along the edges.
2 Scarf with a border
This scarf is simple to make: cut a 22-inch by 70-inch black net fabric, choose an appropriate border fabric (you can also use ribbon), and cut 2-inch fabric strips from the border fabric (enough to go around the entire scarf plus some to turn under).
3 Skinny tube Velvet Scarf
Velvet comes in a variety of rich colors, including Burgundy, Navy blue, Black, deep green, royal blue, rich purple, and chocolate brown. You can make a thin tube-like scarf out of velvet (or any other fabric) using this simple method. Attach the trim to the edge as shown below.
5 Infinity scarf
An infinity scarf is simply a loop of fabric, but there are over 20 different ways to make it in various variations. For inspiration, check out the infinity scarf tutorials below, or try our easy-to-follow0intermittent-tutorials.
6 Neck Kerchief scarves
The most beautiful neck kerchiefs are usually made of silk and feature beautiful paintings; you can cut these scarves to any size you want; a 40-inch square is my ideal size. For a tutorial on how to make a bandana, click here.
7 Hooded scarf with pockets
When you need a head covering with pockets that looks like a scarf, you’ll have to sew it yourself. There are many embellishments you can do on your chosen fabric to make it even prettier.
What fabric is best for scarves?
Scarf Fabrics of the Highest Quality
- 100% polyester chiffon
What is the measurement of a scarf?
A scarf is traditionally worn from tip to tip; to do so, hold your arms out so that the scarf reaches from your left to right finger; this scarf will be about 60″ long on average; most short scarves are 55″ long, medium scarves are 70″ long, and long scarves are 82″ long.
How much fabric is needed for a scarf?
Cut the fabric to the desired length and width; for a medium-length scarf, use 1.5 yards (1.4 m), and for a long scarf, use 2 yards (1.8 m). The width of the fabric will depend on how full you want it to be; wrap it around your neck a few times to see how it looks with the current width.
What kind of fabric are scarves made of?
Winter scarves are typically made of wool to keep the neck warm; some scarves are made of cotton because it is durable and easy to wash; however, most fashion scarves are made of lighter materials such as cashmere, chiffon, and silk, which are more delicate but soft and glossy.
What is the best fabric to make an infinity scarf out of?
This infinity scarf is sewn without raw edges, which makes it look much more professional! You can use this sewing technique with just about any fabric; jersey and fleece work well and drape nicely, but quilting cotton, linen, or other apparel fabric would also work!
What type of scarf is warmest?
Cashmere and Merino Wool are the traditional go-to scarf materials because of their warmth and durability.
How do I choose a scarf?
What to Look for When Purchasing a Scarf
- Choose bright, cheery colors or pastel shades u2013 you want something that will separate your clothing from your face and add a pop, or at the very least provide a complementary contrast to your skin tone.
- Pay close attention to details.
- Choose a variety of lengths, shapes, and thicknesses.
What is the softest scarf material?
And when it comes to scarves, nothing beats cashmere, the king of fabrics for its incredible softness.
What is a good width for a scarf?
The width of the scarf is entirely up to you; most scarves are between 6 and 8 inches wide, but yours can be skinnier or wider.
How many stitches wide should a scarf be?
— If you don’t mind winging it, measure the width of a scarf you like and cast on 30 stitches on your needle (scarves are typically 7-10″ wide).
What is the size of a head scarf?
Headwraps come in a variety of colors and patterns, fabrics, and sizes, and are typically 60-72 inches longu2014roughly the length of an average scarfu2014and can be worn for a casual day at home or for a special occasion.