DIY in 5: Fabric Leopard Scarf
Fold a piece of fabric over and stitch around the edges to make a long rectangular scarf.
Earlier this month I posted some ideas how to style it, today I’m going to DIY it. It’s DIY in 5 – minutes, that is. The easiest, quickest ways to take a piece from blah to fab and update it to current trends.
Animal-prints are still BIG for Fall… and if you’re not ready to go full-on animal, you can try just adding a pop of print to your outfit. I’ve chosen to craft a scarf – made out of fabric in just the print I chose – in order to dabble in this trend.
How To Make a Quick Folded Fabric Scarf
24″ (2/3 of a yard) of 60″ wide printed fabric // sewing machine // needle matching fabric type // thread matching fabric // fabric scissors // measuring tape
How To DIY:
1. Cut the fabric in half lengthwise so you have TWO pieces that are 12″ wide by 60″ long.
2. Sew the short ends of the two long pieces together. Cut the short ends of the fabric piece so the whole length of the piece is either 72″ or 80″, depending on how long you want your finished scarf.
3. Fold the scarf in half along the super-long end, right sides together.
4. Sew all around the edges, leaving the last 2″ or so unsewn.
5. Turn the fabric right-side out.
And voila! A new, on-trend scarf in just the print you wanted! (And yes, this really does take only a few minutes [though it may be closer to 10-15]…and it’s very, very easy!)
You don’t have to do leopard, of course – though I’ve made a version with leopard-printed velour and one with striped jersey.
(Sometimes I even wear them together when I’m feeling frisky!;-)
Make sure the fabric you choose is “puffy” or has some tactile sense to it; otherwise, it will stretch flat like a long, skinny scarf (which is also a great possibility!) You can try making your scarf wider thank mine by cutting your fabric at 18″ wide (thus, folded over, it will be 9″ wide). You can even try with faux fur (though cut your fur from the back using a craft knife and NOT a pair of scissors!) Some fabulous options for your fabric:
Hope you have fun making your own easy printed scarf!