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Gathered Flannel Scarf

Winter is pretty chilly.

And a bit gloomy.

So I’ve been thinking of new scarf ideas.

Just because I think this trend is adorable……
and fun to come up with new styles and ideas.

And it will happy you right up on a gloomy day.

First, pull out some flannel from your stash, pick some up from the store, or cut up an unused blanket.

Next, the length is totally up to you but I cut out two main pieces that were 60 x 8 inches, making a front and back piece to the scarf. Then I cut off 4 inches from both ends of the front piece.

Next, I cut two strips that were 20 x 3 inches. Then I sewed a basting stitch along the long edges of each strip, 1/3 of an inch away from each edge.

Then gather your fabric strips until they’re as wide as your scarf front piece. (use this tutorial for a better explanation on gathering)

Pin the gathered edge along the bottom of your scarf, with right sides together.

Then sew into place using a 1/2 inch seam allowance. Now, line up the 4 inch piece you cut off at the beginning with the bottom of the gathered section…

Then sew that into place as well. Do the same to both ends of your scarf.

Then sew your front and back pieces together. (You may have to trim some off of your back piece so that they are the same length.) Make sure to leave an opening along the side of your scarf to be able to turn it right side out. Then trim your corners.

Turn right side out, poke out your corners with a pointy object, and press flat.
(then hand stitch the opening closed)

Now you’re ready to brave that fierce winter out there.
(or mild in my case…)

Ashley Johnston

Administrator at Make It & Love It
Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with the craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!

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