How to Make a Scarf From Fabric Scraps in 5 Easy Steps

Break n Remake
by Break n Remake
7 Materials
30 Minutes

Welcome, everyone. In this DIY, I’m going to show you how to make a scarf from fabric scraps. The scarf we’re making will have a really cool tassel effect, created using different types, colors, and patterns of fabric.

The two yarns that I’m using are made from recycled sari material. One of them is made into fibers and then respun into yarn, and the other one is just strips of fabric. I thought that that was really cool and would be a nice little contrast.

I’m also going to add some fabric which is a blend of cotton, silk, and wool. I’ve had this fabric for a while and didn’t know what to do with it, but I feel that this is the perfect DIY to use it for, and it will add even more variation to the design.

Tools and materials:

  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Yarn
  • Scarf
  • Sewing machine
  • Chalk 
  • Base scarf
Marking the table for the length

1. Mark the table

I’m going to use tape to mark my 24 inches (61cm) which is about how long I want my tasseled pieced of yarns to be.

This tape will work as a guide that will allow me to fold the pieces of fabric up and then cut a whole bunch at once.

Measuring the yarn lengths

2. Measure out yarn lengths

Folding the fabric scraps

Once you’ve measured out the first bit of yarn, you can then keep folding it again and again over on itself, according to your original length.

Cutting the fabric scraps

3. Cut

When you have a decent amount of fabric measured, proceed to make a big cut at either end to cut it all into individual pieces.

How to make a scarf out of fabric scraps

Be sure to cut lots of pieces so that the fabric strips will fill the length of your scarf.

DIY fabric scrap scarf

4. Mark your scarf

Before you start sewing, take some chalk and draw a gently wavy line on your scarf to use as a guide as you sew your yarn.

Sewing the DIY fringe scarf

5. Sew

Now take your yarns, put pieces randomly and start sewing them onto your scarf. Exactly where you put the pieces and how much of your scarf you want to cover is up to you.

The sewing process will take a while because you can only sew on a few pieces of yarn at a time, so put some good music on and take it nice and slow.

How to make a scarf with fringe

As you can see - there is a lot of sewing to do!

How to make a scarf from fabric scraps

How to make a scarf from fabric scraps

This is my finished DIY fringe scarf made from fabric scraps. This is such a fun project where not only do you get to upcycle all the scraps you have lying around, but you also just get to unleash your creativity. 

DIY scarf from fabric scraps

This DIY allows you just to let your hair down, have fun, and create a really unique and funky piece!

Suggested materials:
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Yarn
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  • Jan Jan on Mar 04, 2022

    I have sooo much yarn from making fleece scarf/tassels from previous projects. Thank you for this idea.

  • Jami Jami on Mar 04, 2022

    You are so crazy funny! Loved the video.