2 Ways to Create Fall Scarf Outfits: Blanket Scarf Jacket & DIY Scarf

5 Materials
10 Minutes

Welcome! In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to make and style a scarf for the fall, as well as some fall scarf outfits. We’re going to be covering some fall scarf styles and trends so that you can be on top of your game this season.

Tools and materials:

  • Plaid throw
  • Fabric scissors
  • Fabric marker
  • Belt
  • 2 yards of plaid flannel fabric

Belted jacket

Fold the blanket scarf

1. Fold the fabric

To begin the project, take your plaid throw and fold it in half lengthways, and then in half again widthways.

Cutting the fabric

2. Cut the fabric

Make sure that you have the side that has the folded edges, not the open edges, and then do a very simple U-cut just in the top folded corner. Take your fabric scissors and cut out a small, about 4-inch (10cm), half-U shape.

Cutting along the edge of the fabric

3. Cut along the edge

Take your fabric scissors again. Starting at the base of the U cut, cut down the entire edge of your fold.

Drawing marks for the belt holes

4. Mark the fabric

For the next step, take your throw and put it around your neck. You’re later going to cut the openings for the belt, so here you need to mark where holes for the belt to slide through will go. Pinch the fabric as close as you can to your waist and draw a mark on both sides.

Cutting hole for the belt to slide through

5. Cut the holes for the belt

Now just slide your scissors in those holes, making a 3-inch (8cm) vertical cut, and that will allow your belt to slide through.

Tip: Make sure to decide beforehand what belt you will be wearing with this jacket. The size of the holes will be different depending on whether you’re going for a skinny belt or a thick belt.

Wearing a fall blanket scarf as a jacket

6. Slide the belt through

Once you’ve made the hole, put on the jacket again and then slide the belt through the opening cut that you made.

Fall blanket scarf as a belted jacket

Here we have our completed belted jacket. You can make the belt as tight or as loose as you want. You can also wear it without the belt, and not only that, but you can also take the belt off and just use it as a blanket scarf if you wish as well. I love this easy, no-sew DIY. 

DIY Scarf

Next, I’m going to show you how to make and style your own scarf.

Choosing fabric for a fall scarf

1. Choose a fabric

First, pick out a plaid fabric that you love; there is so much choice for what to go with! I picked up two yards of fabric because I think that that’s a good length for me.

Fraying the edges of the DIY scarf

2. Fray the edges

I love the frayed edges on scarves, so I’m just going to go ahead and use my fingers to fray along the sides. And that’s it!

Fall scarf outfits

Now I’m going to show you a few ways that you can style your scarf. Here I’m wearing it simply, just draped over my shoulders. The trick to looking extra stylish is to go for an outfit in the tones that match the base color of your scarf. For me, this is beige.

Fall scarf styles

Next up, I wrapped it around my neck once; another classic look. Again, I coordinated my outfit with the scarf by going for a green sweater dress as the scarf has green in it.

Fall scarf trends

Here I decided to style my scarf as an infinity scarf simply by knotting the ends.

Infinity scarf outfit for fall

Then you can wear it like this.

How to wrap an infinity scarf

Or you can wrap it around your neck twice.

Scarf outfits for fall

Here I fanned the scarf out, and I’m wearing it draped over my shoulders. I’ve gone for a more maximalist look by wearing a striped turtleneck, so we have print on print. I really like how it looks.

Fall scarf outfits tutorial

Lastly, I’ve wrapped the scarf over one shoulder for an asymmetrical look.

Fall scarf outfits

I hope you enjoyed finding out about some fall scarf styles and trends. First, we made a gorgeous belted blanket scarf, then we saw how to make your own scarf, and lastly, lots of different ways that you can style a scarf. So find a scarf style that you love and rock it this fall!

Suggested materials:
  • Plaid throw
  • Fabric scissors
  • Fabric marker
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