No-Sew Blanket Scarf

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By General Crafts Contributor Michelle

Make your own stylish accessory for winter with a few simple steps.

Here is what you will need:

When you buy your fabric, buy enough so you can make a perfect square – if the fabric is 60 inches wide, buy at least 60 inches of fabric. Lay your fabric out flat, cut off the selvages, and fold one of the cut ends down even with one of the selvage edges to form a triangle. Cut across the fabric, even with the cut edge that you folded down, to form a perfect square.

On each of your cut ends, use the seam ripper to begin unraveling the edge, to create a fringe. Pick loose the top thread that runs along the length, and then continue picking, and pulling, until you’ve pulled it free.

The first few threads will be a lot easier to remove, than they will as you move further into the fabric, away from the edge. Just keep using the pointed end of the seam ripper to pick loose the threads, pull, and then cut, and pull, if necessary. Keep removing threads until your fringe is as long as you desire.

You can, or course, cut your fabric to whatever size you desire, but I find that the scarf needs to be no smaller than 36 inches square, or it’s too small to wrap and wear – bigger is better.

These scarves would make really nice, and quick to make, gifts for the holidays.

Happy crafting!

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