A simple scarf but a stunning way to accessorize any look, especially in this vibrant shade of Firecracker Red.

TUTORIAL: Michaela

Skill Level:‘ Beginner.

Time To Make:‘ About two hours.


4C22 Firecracker Red



A straight needle and patience

1. This scarf can be made using 1 yard of fabric. Fold the fabric in half along the width of the fabric and iron well.’ Measure and mark a rectangle that is 20″ tall by the width of your fabric. Using the 4C22, this will give you a rectangle that is approximately’ 20″ x 56″.’ Fold the long edges over once and iron.



2.’ Fold those edges over again and iron.



3.’ Decide where you want your fringe to begin, and mark it with a pin or tailor’s chalk. Stitch along the folded edge to create the hems, leaving the area past the marks unsewn.




4.’ Toss your fabric in the washer or run it under some water to get it damp. Twist it up, tie the fabric into a knot, and toss it in the dryer. This is going to give it a nice wrinkled texture.

When it’s done, you’ll notice part of the fringe already got started! Take a needle and work out the rest of the threads (the ones that are horizontal between the hems) to make your fringe. You can leave it as- is, or tie little knots at the bottom of the fringe. The hem on the sides of the scarf will keep it from unraveling further.



  1. Anne Daigle

    I am assuming that one has to straighten the fabric along the width and trim off the selvedges before putting it in the washer. The piece of fabric that I bought had been cut wide enough so that I still had a yard even after straightening.

          1. Author
            Masha Karpushina

            Hi Leni, sorry for not answering right away. This tutorial requires no pattern. Simply measure and mark a rectangle that is 20″ tall by the width of your fabric. Hope this helps

      1. Darlene Watson

        Hi Masha;

        All I know is I need to make one of these scarves. lol So basically you make it the rectangle size you like and small hem to the point where you want it to unravel. I guess you throw in the wash after you have size and the hemming is done to that point and then work out more of the linen fibres or strands and then knot them. Does that sound about right? I am so visual so I am going mostly by the photos.

        Thanks Masha,


  2. Thais Carr

    Adrienne, I don’t know if you ever got your twisted fringe question answered. I thought about your question when I recently flipped thru a book on kumihimo at my local fabric store. This might be a starting place. Check out the cover of A Complete Guide to Kimihimo on a braiding loom. (don’t be intimidated- the loom in the book I looked at could be replicated, literally, in minutes) Look at the rust & green small braid above the title on the cover of the book. I am putting an Amazon link to it.

  3. Thais

    If you look at the tutorial for “DIY linen scarf,” it give more detail & is very clear. (the picture has one blue & one green fringed scarf) The measurements are different & it makes a long thinner scarf than this one, but otherwise the process is the same. I have made several as gifts (well, of course I did have to keep one for myself in each color since the length of fabric makes several, depending on width) which have all been worn & enjoyed by the recipients. It uses the handkerchief linen, which is a great choice. If someone does manage to make either of these scarves in 2 hours, I’d love to know how. The fringing alone takes me that long. ( i use a blunt tapestry-type needle to help pull out the threads) I am very pleased with these scarves.

    1. Debbie

      I’m not the expert but I would say about 4 inches, so if you make a knot, it will be about 3 inch fringe. Seems about right.

  4. Lois

    So if you bought five yards, you could make nine scarves for just under $5.00 each ( not including tax). Those would make some awesome gifts! I’d better get started on this new year’s Christmas gifts now.

      1. Diane c

        If the fabric is 56 inch wide and you cut the scarf 56 x 20 why do you need to buy a yard? Wouldn’t you only need to buy the 20 inches plus enough extra for the side hems? A yard being 36 inches, it seems like you have wasted fabric

        1. Michaela Smith

          Hi Diane! Our website only offers fabric in increments of whole yards (unless you’re purchasing remnant pieces from the doggie bag section). There’s lots of cute little projects you can make with the extra amount, such as pot holders, dish towels, mug rugs, spaghetti straps for a new summer linen shirt, a cute linen bow barrette for your hair, etc.! No such thing as wasted fabric. 😉

          1. Joy

            Diane, the “left over” made a matching scarf for my little girl and a VERY LONG one for her American Girl doll.

    1. Author
      Masha Karpushina

      Hi Tillie, it is a heavyweight fabric, thank you Cristy, you can actually click on that line which is a link (4c22) and it will take you to our heavy linen stock page. Hope this helps.

  5. Nina D

    I took advantage of the “one yd of linen for $1” recently. I was new to this site and had no project in mind for it…just wanted to see it first. Over Thanksgiving I was with my family and a grandson asked me if I could make him a scarf for Christmas like the one he had on. He had worn his about out…tattered with holes. I told him I would do my best. In the mail the next day was my piece of linen. Upon inspection I found that it was perfect for what I needed and he wanted…right down to the fringe! Thank you for making a Christmas wish come to completion…he’s going to love it. oh…did I mention I’m going to dye it a fabulous color first? LOL MERRY CHRISTMAS!

    1. Author
      Masha Karpushina

      Dear Nina! Love it when small coincidences in life like this one happen. So happy we can part of this wonderful story. We would love to see your scarf! Sounds super exciting of a project to undertake. Please send us a photo!! 🙂 Lots of love and a Merry Christmas to you too!

  6. Barbara

    Thanks for a great idea. It looks like an easy project. Shouldn’t I wash the fabric before any sewing? Don’t you recommend that
    when sewing with the other linens?

    Thanks for your rreply.

    1. Michaela Smith

      Hi Barbara, it’s a good idea to prewash any fabric (so long as it’s washable) before starting a new project, especially for fabric that shrinks like cotton or linen. I washed my fabric and then ironed it flat before getting started on measurements and cutting. 🙂

  7. Ronda Halvorsen-Ferns

    Well it was an investment for table linens but I think the IL062 snowflake jacquard will be awesome for this idea!!!! Wish it would go on a flash sale…hint hint!!!!!!!

    1. Author

      Great, really looking forward to seeing your scarf, Candy! they are fab. It would be great to see what they look like in a different colour. Do send us through your images!

  8. Demetria

    Thank you for a wonderful tutorial! I’m going to make one for my friend this weekend from a yard of 4C22 that I still have… then order some of the firecracker red!!!

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