Scarf Tutorial to Make a Dress for Your Next Wedding

Jessica Shaw
by Jessica Shaw
3 Materials
10 Minutes

Do you have a wedding or other fancy event coming up, but just can’t find the perfect dress?

Follow this tutorial for the simplest, most inexpensive solution, and make your own dress from a giant scarf or sheet!

Tools and materials:

  • Scarf or sheet
  • Jar lid
  • Hair elastic
Wrapping sheet

1. Wrap and tie

Wrap your giant scarf or sheet around your body under your arms and then tie the open corners over one shoulder.

Making side knot

2. Make a side knot

Wrap the back of the scarf around your front to the opposite side.

Jar lid

Grab a straight-sided jar lid.

Wrapping lid inside fabric

Wrap the lid inside the wrapped fabric at the position you want a side knot, so that the lid is on the inside of your scarf dress. 

Securing with hair elastic

Then, secure the lid inside the fabric with a hair elastic.

Clever knot

Once the wrapped lid is on the inside of the dress, the outside only shows a clever knot, but no bulge.

DIY scarf dress

DIY scarf dress

Ta-da! That’s all there was to it! Depending on the size of your scarf or sheet, this can be a floor-length, midi or cocktail-length dress!

DIY scarf dress

The side knot looks glamorous.

DIY scarf dress

And the draping back is so beautiful. 

So, now you can forget the stores, look in your closets or a thrift store for the perfect scarf or sheet, and have your one-of-a-kind custom dress in minutes! 

Leave a comment to let me know if you liked this tutorial and if you tried creating this scarf dress. What reviews did you get?

Check out my post on  How to DIY Super Cute Tops From Napkins.

Suggested materials:
  • Scarf or sheet
  • Jar lid
  • Hair elastic

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  • Leanna Prather Leanna Prather on May 01, 2023

    I believe I will try it's pretty awesome looking I might make a different few tweaks that I just popped in my head but I like the general idea

  • Tracy Wishom Tracy Wishom on May 01, 2023

    My goodness, I love it ❤️ I plan on trying this, we're definitely in the season of weddings, graduations, or many outdoor functions. I've seen plenty of beautiful sheets and scarfs. Thank you for sharing ☺️