I am insanely obsessed with this giant plaid cozy square known as a blanket scarf. I have a few in my closet, because, well my whole 20 piece wardrobe is black, grey, beige, and denim. This ramshackle capsule wardrobe is perfect for someone who doesn’t want to deal with getting. dressed. every. morning. Because getting. dressed. is very different from just getting dressed. There is no stress, there is less laundry. Win. This just means that my wardrobe needs to be pulled together, which is where the scarves come in.
If your girlfriends are anything like me, we like simple, predictable, safe. We like layers, hiding the ketchup stains, kid boogies, spit up, rogue marker stains, coffee drips. But covering all that, is a really pulled together look! These things make awesome gifts! Hint, hint…
Make Your own blanket scarf
Wait, don’t go! Stop right there. I know you’re wondering whether or not you have to sew this. Nay, friend. By the way, this post contains some affiliate links, for your shopping convenience. You can check out my full disclosure policy here.
All you need is a seam ripper, fabric glue, scissors, and a flannel fabric with a loose weave. The tighter the weave, the more difficult it’ll be to fray the edges, so be sure to choose something that’s a loose weave, such as these…
You’ll need a big square, so aim for a yard and a half of your fabric. Even out the edges, then start fraying.
Use the seam ripper to pull out some threads, and work your way around. Plaids are great for a guideline to follow so you know which threads to pull.
Once you’re satisfied with the amount of fringe you have on the blanket scarf, put a little dollop of glue on the corners and let it dry.
Then wear it (I fold mine in a triangle, put the point in front, and wrap it around) as you freeze while cutting down your tree…
Cover a pillow with the blanket scarf…
Or throw it on an adorable painted velvet chair like 1915 House did…
I made 2 of these for my blogging besties, Lisa @ The Purple Hydrangea and Sarah @ 1915 House, in about 2 hours, so they’re a quick handmade gift anyone can do, and make exactly how they want. There’s not much better than a handmade gift, right? No matter what you create someone as a gift for whatever occasion, that gift will be so thoughtful and you can be sure there will be love and care going into it. Every time the recipient uses it, they’ll think of you and how much you love ’em! I’m telling you, handmade is the way to go.
But, as always Amazon can save you if you don’t want to make one or can’t find a print you love… these are my absolute favorite picks, and I will probably be snagging more. Because I have a real problem.
1. Red, Green, Yellow Tartan (Amazon) 2. Blue & Dark Red Tartan (Amazon)
3. Dark Grey (Amazon) 4. Classic Tartan (Amazon) 5. Yellow & Grey Tartan (Amazon)
6. Beige & Pink (Amazon) 7. Yellow & Grey Tartan (Amazon)
So what are you making this holiday? What’s your favorite use for a blanket scarf?
…I also need to know whether or not your wardrobe is as monochromatic as mine, or am I the only one?