This winter, we're totally making our own scarves (no knitting required!)
Newsflash: winter is cold. Well, maybe not for those lucky ducks living in California or Florida. But for the rest of us, we can expect these next few months to be filled with snow, comfort food and plenty of Netflix. Oh, and scarves—lots and lots of scarves.
The bright side of bundling up, though, is that it allows you to show off all of your fun cold-weather accessories. This DIY walks you through making a brand new one to add to your collection: a cozy infinity scarf, sprinkled with sparkling stars. Hopefully the easy-to-sew piece puts a little spring in your step the next time you go outside, even if it is in snow boots.
- Dark blue knit fabric
- Dark blue thread
- Metallic silver thread
- Embroidery needle
- Measuring tape or ruler
- Straight pins
- Iron and ironing board
- Basic sewing needle or sewing machine
- Measure out and cut a rectangle of the blue fabric, 12-inches wide by at least 62-inches long. You can add extra inches to make a longer scarf, if you prefer.
- Iron the fabric. Fold the long edges in 1/2-inch, and iron and pin the folds to set them in place. Leave the short ends unfolded.
- Stitch the folds in place using the dark blue thread. A sewing machine is recommended for this step, but a needle and thread will work, too.
- Cut a couple of feet of the metallic silver thread and thread the embroidery needle. Knot one end of the thread.
- Sew small stars onto the blue fabric. To do this, stitch five small, straight lines that meet at a center point. Knot your work and snip the excess thread after stitching each star. Continue until the fabric is as covered with stars as you like.
- Pin the short ends of the fabric together, with right sides touching.
- Stitch the short ends of the fabric together with a sewing machine or needle and thread. Keep your stitches 1/2-inch from the edge of the fabric. You should now have one big loop of fabric.
- Wind the scarf around your neck a few times, and show off your comfy, cute new accessory!