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I have found that by braiding two winter scarves together seperating them into three ends hanging down (it will be uneven but no one will notice), that it is much warmer. I secured it with a fancy hair elastic. Even just a rubber band would do.
I have a bunch of winter scarves that seem more to be for decoration than for warmth, since they are so thin. I got tired of no one using them so I braided them for myself. I left the opening big enough to take off over my head without unbraiding it. I hang it on the wall and it is all ready for when I go out.
The first time I wore it I got lots of compliments.
By Robyn from Tennessee
You can find these large attractive plaid print fabrics at either fabric stores (of course) or Walmart and with only one yard of fabric, you can make a gorgeous and warm winter scarf! Just buy one yard of your chosen flannel fabric and get an inexpensive scarf pattern. It only involves sewing in a straight line. They look great with any coordinating coat, keep you warm on cold days and everyone thinks you purchased it new at the high end store at the mall. Unbeatable!
I found a plaid, fleece scarf at the dollar store, but I felt it needed more fringe and a pop of color. Using some red yarn and red felt I had on hand, I added more fringe and made felt flower pins as embellishment. I now plan to give it as a Christmas gift.
Approximate Time: about 1 hour
By Rachel's Mom from Wilkesboro, NC
A few years ago I started making hats and scarves from the "fun" or "fur" yarn, which is quite expensive. I had made a lot of scarves and realized I had so much scraps that could not be used and had no idea how I could use them.
Create this luxurious accessory for a fraction of the cost of a store-bought scarf. Trimmed with silk flowers or beads, the end result is sheer bliss.
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If you could help me with my scarf, I would appreciate it. I started my scarf and I have ran out of yarn. How do I attach more yarn to the end?
Erica from NY
No problem, take the end piece from your work and tie a square knot with the new piece (make sure to have about 6 inches from each piece) and continue on with the work. Later when you are done with your work you can then weave in the yarn. Pretty much no matter where tie on a new piece, it will blend in, unless you are doing a really tight and intricate piece, which I can't imagine you are doing since you seem to be a beginner.
Good luck! Hope it turns out great!
I prefer to tie in yarn at the edge. I always tied a knot, but have found a new way that I like better.
Use both the old and the new piece to work the first stitch and then on the next row, and what would now be the last stitch, work both loops/stitches as one stitch. Hope this helps and hope I've explained it clearly.
I often just run two pieces of yard together if it doesn't look like it will cause too much bulk. Otherwise, I pull out some stitches and go back to an edge and tie in there or run two threads form there.
I'm looking for instructions on how to sew fabric scarves that are cut on the bias and sewn in 5 layers. Cut then washed to fray. Thanks,
Mels from Canada
Look on the internet for instructions to make Chenelle....spelled wrong...but it is basically cutting 5 chunks of fabric and setting them on top of each other and sewing a diagonal line of stitching maybe 1/2" to 1" apart. Once all is sewn go back and cut between the stitching in the open rows but do not cut through the bottom layer...throw in the wash and all is done...Lois of CA.
I am looking for a picture of one...it sounds neat, but want to see what it looks like.
A new description came up with a ton of sites...
Go to Google and type in fabric slashing instructions..
There are lots to choose from now if I can only find the time.
This is a page about making a scarf for someone having chemo. Many cancer patients choose to wear a cap or scarf during treatment rather than a wig.
This page is about making a ribbon scarf. A quick and easy project that can be made for a young woman in a couple of hours.
This is a page about making a scarf on a round loom. Knitting is much easier, especially for the novice, when using a loom. However, the process for making some projects may not seem as straight forward as when knitting in the more traditional way.
This page is about making a fleece scarf. A inexpensive, cozy wrap can be made with this material.
Take an old t-shirt and make it into one of these pretty scarves. Look for specific colors and fabric in thrift stores or garage sales.
This is a page about recycling sweaters into scarves. Rather than discarding your old sweaters, you can turn them into fun, unique scarves.