It’s getting a little chilly outside, so what better time is there to make a scarf?I started knitting a little late this year, so those scarves will take some time. ‘ However, these linen scarves can be made in a fraction of the time.
I was inspired to make this particular style after seeing tons of photos of celebrities sporting linen scarves. ‘ I loved the casual look and the fringed edges. ‘ I knew I had to try to make my own with our linen!
All you need is one yard of linen and just a little bit of patience….you’ll see what I mean. I really enjoyed making my scarves and think they will make wonderful Christmas gifts too!
- One yard of linen (the width for our fabric is 59 inches)
- Sewing machine
- A large needle
There really isn’t much to making this scarf. ‘ You already have your cut fabric and now all you need to do is make the fringe. ‘ By the way, I am using IL020 in’ Dutch Blue‘ for this scarf.I just pulled away at the threads to get the fringe started. ‘ An extra large needle is the perfect tool for this job. ‘ I didn’t think about that until I started the second side of my scarf. ‘ The needle was definitely much easier and faster than my fingernails….. I wish I thought about it sooner!
This is what it should look like once you have made about four inches of fringe. ‘ It may have take some time, but look at how beautiful it is!
Tie knots along the fringe edges. ‘ These should be approximately a 1/2 inch wide each.
Next, make a small seam along both long edges of your scarf so it won’t fray when you wash and wear it.
The last step is the easiest. ‘ Just toss your scarf into the washing machine. ‘ Before you put it in the dryer, scrunch it up as much as you can by twisting it.
By doing this, you will give the scarf a beautifully wrinkled look.
I also made another one in’ Hedge Green. ‘ I can’t decide which one I’ll keep and which one I’ll give to a friend for Christmas!
*I hope you liked this linen idea.’ Let me know if you have any scarf or winter accessories ideas by leaving a comment!