Cozy up with this fun new sewing project! Today, I’m going to show you How To Make A Ruffled Scarf! I love ruffles and this scarf is so cute and trendy. I have been wanting to get one of these for a while, but I just can’t justify the price in-store. So, I decided to make it myself. I’m so glad I did. It is so easy to make. No matter your skill level, you can use this simple sewing tutorial to make your own cute winter fashion accessory! It can be hard to find scarves you can make that aren’t kind of plain in their design. Not that there is anything wrong with that, it’s just that I already have several scarves like that. This ruffled scarf is so fun and I have already gotten so many compliments on it. I used some different fabrics for mine and I think it turned out so nice. I plan on making a few more of these to match my favorite outfits of the season. This scarf would also make a nice gift for a birthday or even just for the holidays. Whatever you decide, you only need half an hour to make it so you have nothing to lose.
Shopping for supplies is my favorite! One of the reasons I got into sewing was because of all the different fabric choices and sewing tools and techniques there are. You can personalize this scarf as much or as little as you want! The options are as endless as your imagination. I can’t wait to see what all you have chosen for your projects! You’ll need some scissors, some elastic thread to make the ruffles, and of course your sewing machine. I also always recommend getting a rotary cutter, mat, and ruler. They make life so much easier if you plan on sewing long-term. Are you ready to make your own? Let’s get started!
What You’ll Need:
- 1/2 yard of 60” stretch fabric for the main color/pattern (we used a solid t-shirt type fabric)
- 1/2 yard of 60” stretch fabric for the secondary color/pattern (we used a patterned t-shirt type fabric)
- Elastic thread
- Matching Thread
- Rotary Cutter, Cutting Mat, & Ruler
- Washable marker
- Sewing Machine
- Iron or heat press
- Thread Clippers
- Sewing Clips
- Turning tool
How To Make A Ruffled Scarf
The first step in this how to make a ruffled scarf sewing tutorial is to cut out all your fabric pieces. For my ruffled scarf. I will be using two fabrics to give it some variety. I liked the way these went together, but you could make your scarf out of one color or print if you wanted. I started with my secondary fabric and cut a strip that measures 60” long and 8” wide.
Then, cut a strip of the main fabric that is 60” long and 4” wide and another strip that is 60” long and 16” wide.
Lay the largest piece face up (if applicable) on a flat work surface. Next, lay the 8” wide strip on top so there is 4” on either side. Next, lay the 4” wide fabric on top so there is 2” on either side. Mark 2” in from the edge of the top piece of fabric and pin all the way down. Repeat on the other side.
Now on this easy sew ruffled scarf tutorial, we need to get ready to sew. For my scarf, I went with elastic thread so that the ruffles would really pop! Simply wind the elastic thread around your bobbin LOOSELY. Place the bobbin in the machine according to the manufacturer’s directions.
Sew along the pinned lines, making sure to reinforce at the beginning and end. Next, measure in 2” in from the edge of the bottom and mark or pin. Repeat on the other side. Sew along the 2” mark down one side and then the other. *Please note that the single layer may ruffle more than the triple layer.
And that’s it! Now you know how to make a ruffled scarf! This is such a cute little project that you can sew in less than an hour. I love the way it looks and I can’t wait to wear it as the weather cools. I am always on the lookout for new and trendy scarves and I especially love making them at home. This would make a cute gift for a friend as well.
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- Cut a strip of the secondary fabric that measures 60” long and 8” wide. Cut a strip of the main fabric that is 60” long and 4” wide and another strip that is 60” long and 16” wide.
- Lay the largest piece face up (if applicable) on a flat work surface. Next, lay the 8” wide strip on top so there is 4” on either side. Next, lay the 4” wide fabric on top so there is 2” on either side.
- Mark 2” in from the edge of the top piece of fabric and pin all the way down. Repeat on the other side.
- Wind the elastic thread around your bobbin LOOSELY. Place bobbin in machine according to manufacturers directions.
- Sew along the pinned lines, making sure to reinforce at the beginning and end.
- Next, measure in 2” in from the edge of the bottom and mark or pin. Repeat on the other side.
- Sew along the 2” mark down one side and then the other.
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