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Super Simple Fringed Scarf

With just 1/3 of a yard of a soft wool, a sewing machine and a bit of time you can make a quick and beautiful scarf.


  • 1/3 - 3/8 yards of 58” or wider fabric that is easily unraveled. The wider the fabric the longer the scarf. The fabric needs to be straightened and on grain, plus you must be able to unravel the fabric since we will be fringeing the edges and ends..
  • Matching Thread

  1. You will need to ensure that your fabric is on grain. The best way to do this is to pull a thread. Loosen a thread on one long edge of the fabric and gently pull. As you pull the thread you will leave a “line” in the fabric. This is your cutting line, and using a pair of shop scissors, cut along the pulled thread. This will give you a straight grain along one side of the fabric.
  2. Repeat step 1 along other side of fabric..
  3. Using a sewing machine and matching thread, stitch around all four sides of the fabric about 3/4” from the short edge and show closer to the edge on the long sides. I used a 3/8” allowance. This line of stitching will keep your fabric from unraveling completely.
  4. Choose a good movie, sit down with a needle or an awl and gently pull out the selvedge threads (these are the threads on the short end of the scarf) almost to the stitching line you created in step 3.
  5. Now gently pull out threads from a long side of the scarf leaving 2-3 threads before the stitching line.
  6. Repeat with the other long side.
Your scarf is now complete. A closeup of the scarf is shown below.

This scarf is made from 1/3 yard of cashmere wool.  You can see the large weave, which is easy to pull threads from.  This photo shows the short edge with the longer fringe and the side edge with its short fringe.

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