Tuesday, 26 February 2013

DIY | Woolen Scarf

I was looking for a big, cozy, bright scarf but couldn't find one that I really wanted to buy. What I could find however was lots of lovely woolen tweed and knitted material. It's actually really easy to just buy about 50cm of wool and turn it into a scarf yourself. Voilà, something exactly to your own specifications and without having to get the knitting needles out. And why not do this with any material that you come across and like?! It doesn't have to be a cozy winter scarf, although, as you'll see, you would have to hem it differently.

Ingredients;

  • 50cm length of woolen material (I was lucky that the material I chose was 150cm wide. If yours isn't, then I would get a 1m length of material, cut it in half, and then sew the halves together)
  • Thread (matching or contrasting, whatever you feel like)
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  • Sewing machine.
  • Scissors


 1. Cut the edges of the material straight and then sew a line of tight stitches about 0.5cm from the edge all the way around the material.



2. Unravel the material up to the line of stitches to create a sort of fringe...this part's rather fun!




3. Trim away any excess and voilà, done!!