Christmas Gift Idea: 2 Cute and Cozy DIY Scarves

by Janel
6 Materials
20 Minutes

Today, I'm going to show you how I made those two DIY scarves with just one meter of fabric. This is a beginner's sewing lesson on how to create two different styles of scarf, perfect to gift to your friends and loved ones this Christmas!

Let’s get started on sewing this cute Christmas gift idea.

Tools and materials:

  • 1 meter of fabric
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine
  • Faux leather (optional)
  • Fabric glue (optional)
Materials for DIY scarf

Simple scarf

1. Assemble your materials

Grab a meter of fabric that you love as well as scissors, a rotary cutter, a cutting board, some No-Sew glue, a sewing machine and, optionally, some excess fabric. I had some faux leather kicking around.

Cutting fabric

2. Cut the fabric in half

I cut this piece of material in half so that both pieces are still a meter long.

I'm cutting along the natural fold that's left in the fabric when you get it from the fabric store.

Fraying the edges

3. Fray the edges

Then, because I like the natural frayed edge that comes with the fabric, I decided to replicate that on the opposite side by pulling out a bunch of those threads to create the fringe on the opposite side.

Sewing the egdes

4. Sew edges

Once you get the fringe as long as you like, you can put it through the sewing machine with just a simple straight stitch.

This prevents it from fraying more than you want it to. 

Pinned edge

5. Fold and sew

Next, I'm folding this piece of fabric in half again, with the fringed edges together.

Then, on the edge opposite the fold, I’m throwing in a couple of pins. You simply have to run this pinned edge through the sewing machine again with a simple straight stitch.  

Completed DIY scarf

Once you're done, you can trim off any excess threads and then flip it inside out. Your DIY scarf is done!

Embellished scarf

Fringed edge

1. Create four fringed edges

For our second scarf, I again did the fringed edges but, this time, I did it on all four sides instead of just two. Then, I ran that through the sewing machine as before. 

Cutting faux leather

2. Add embellishment

Now, you can either stop there or add a little embellishment as I did. So, I cut out a small triangle of faux leather to go into one corner of my scarf.

Gluing on faux leather

I simply glued it on with some No-Sew glue. Then I let it dry overnight and my DIY scarf was complete!

Completed DIY scarf

DIY scarf

I hope you enjoyed these two simple Christmas scarf gift ideas. They are super easy to DIY but make a lovely, thoughtful gift.

If you give this DIY a go, leave me a comment down below. 

Suggested materials:
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  • Scissors
  • Pins
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