DIY Fall Shawl With Pom Poms

3 Materials
30 Minutes

Do you adore fall fashion as much as I do? This is my favorite time of year to bring out my cozy shawls and wrap myself up in traditional plaids. Today I’ve got a super simple DIY Fall shawl project for you (also known as a blanket scarf). All it takes is plaid fabric and yarn for pom pom embellishments.


  • about 1.5 yards of plaid fabric. Flannel or fleece fabric will keep you warmer, but any cotton or light flannel will also do. (Note: I added this project to my One Yard Wonder series category on the blog, although ideally you’ll need more than 1 yard. However, feel free to make a long rectangle scarf using whatever fabric you have on hand that may be 1 yard or less. I just prefer the drape of a wider shawl).
  • pinking shears to cut fabric
  • yarn for pom poms
  • sewing needle and matching thread
  • Clover pom pom maker (optional – you can omit the pom poms, or make them by hand)
Cut fabric

Cut a large square of fabric using your pinking shears. You can cut to any size you’d like, but a good place to start is a 45″ square piece. Make sure each edge is cut with your pinking shears. This will give the finished edge a nice zig-zag look instead of a raw edge. The good thing about cutting plaid fabric is that you get to follow the lines for a straight edge.

Alternatively, you could cut a long rectangle to make a neck scarf vs. a blanket scarf.

Make yarn pom poms

Using a few yards of chunky yarn, make 4 pom-poms to attach to your scarf corners.

I made mine using the 2.5″ diameter Clover pom-pom maker with Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Fisherman yarn.

Attach pom poms to corners

The final step is to attach your 4 yarn pom poms to each corner of the shawl. Simply sew them on using needle and a complimentary thread.You could optionally just pin the pom poms on using safety pins if you would like to change out the pom poms.

Wear your shawl!

Wear it wrapped around you for cold fall days. Here I folded my shawl in half diagonally before wrapping it around.

If you liked this craft, you may like  these similar DIY fashion projects at my blog.

And be sure to visit my blog for ' A Year of Farmhouse Crafts' free guide!

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