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 wonderfully 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 would 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!