Keep warm this fall and look stylish with this plaid blanket scarf that can be made in just 15 minutes with 1 yard of flannel.
So why not combine the two to help you stay warm this winter?
You can sew up this Glam Plaid Blanket Scarf in just 15 minutes.
And it’s an easy DIY for sewing beginners.
I am a chronic fabric remnant shopper (and hoarder!).
I recently came across a this lovely red plaid flannel in the remnants at Joann’s and had to have it!
An entire yard for $2.50!
Since remnant sizes do tend to vary I did double check the size.
It was indeed 44″ x 36″.
A yard is all you need to create this blanket scarf.
Cut one yard of fabric into two 18″ x 36″ strips.
Lay the two strips of fabric on top of one another with the “right sides” facing each another.
(Since this is flannel, there are not really a right and wrong side.)
Stitch together one of the short ends with a 1/4″ seam.
This is simply to attach the two strips of fabric together to make a long piece of fabric.
Iron and stitch a 1/4″ hem along the long ends of the scarf.
(This is my favorite tip for ironing a quick and even hem!)
Gently pull out ~10-15 horizontal threads from each end of the scarf to create a fringe along the edges.
Add a few vintage-looking buttons and the blanket scarf will be complete!
Drape the scarf around your shoulders to decide where best to place the buttons along one edge of the fabric.
Drape it like a shawl, wrap it like a scarf, and even wear it as the ever popular infinity scarf.
And plaid is definitely on trend and fashionable right now!
Quick, easy, and trendy!
It doesn’t get any better than that!
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This post was originally shared January, 2015.