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DIY Big and Little Blanket Scarves

December 10, 2015
Matching mommy and me scarves you can make in 15 minutes and for about $5!

Matching mommy and me scarves you can make in 15 minutes and for about $5!

Matching mommy and me scarves you can make in 15 minutes and for about $5!

Matching mommy and me scarves you can make in 15 minutes and for about $5!

Matching mommy and me scarves you can make in 15 minutes and for about $5!

One of the most popular posts on my blog is this buffalo plaid scarf I made a couple of years ago for less than $5. It’s held up fantastically, gone all over the world with me, and washed up beautifully after run-ins with sticky toddler hands.

I have a big pile of scarves in my closet, but this is the one I pick up the most and I’ve been meaning to make another one in a different color for at least a year.

This year, with blanket scarves super trendy, I figured I’d make one of those instead. I looked up the measurements of a couple of blanket scarves and found that almost all of them run about 60 inches by 28 inches.

When I went to Jo-Ann Fabrics to buy some plaid fabric, I discovered that all the fabric was around 42 inches wide. I bought a piece 60 inches long (with one of those ubiquitous 40% off coupons, it cost me about $5) and came home and trimmed it down to 28 inches wide.

Which left me with a 12 inch wide strip. Perfect for a little girl who always likes to match her mommy (or her sisters – you should have seen the uproar last week when the two little girls were wearing matching outfits and Ella didn’t have an outfit that matched).

Like I did on my buffalo scarf, I sewed two seams around the edge to keep them from fraying and voila! Two matching scarves that took about 15 minutes to make and cost less than $3 each.

You could buy one (here and here are a couple of options), but this is one of those things that is so ridiculously easy and cheap, that it seems silly to pay $30-$50 for someone else to make you a square of fabric. It’s a perfect gift for the holidays, too.

Also, I planned to make one for Ani too, but she was insistent that she did NOT one and she REALLY didn’t want to be in any pictures. So. . .okay then.

On me: TOP (similar) • SKIRT (old from Ross; similar) • SHOES (old from Payless; identical ones here• WATCH (c/o UncommonGoods  BRACELET

On Ella: TOP  JEANS (Mini Boden via ThredUp) • VEST (Gymboree via ThredUp) • SHOESBOW

Matching mommy and me scarves you can make in 15 minutes and for about $5!

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6 Comments

  • Reply Alexandria Barrios December 10, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    These scarves are awesome! If only I had a sewing machine… Might take awhile to sew that much material by hand. 😛

    By the way, this blog is listed under my favorite blogs list at http://www.everyday-writing.com/. Check it out!

    Love all your recent holiday-ish posts lately. Probably should file this tutorial away for that distant day when I may actually own a sewing machine.

    Andria
    http://www.everyday-writing.com

  • Reply Kayla FrecklesinApril December 10, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    That scarf you gave me saved my butt on our trip to Florida a few weeks ago. I meant to text you a picture of me huddled under it on the plane trying to keep my extremities from freezing off.

  • Reply Elaine December 10, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    I can't believe how tall Ella is getting. Also, I agree with your mother about her showing delight at everything. She is just devouring every minute of your time together and feeling very treasured, indeed!

  • Reply Paige Flamm December 13, 2015 at 4:44 am

    You two are so cute. I'm itching for Kinsley to finally fit into 2T clothes so we can start wearing matching mommy/daughter LuLaRoe dresses… I am that cheesy person.

  • Reply Lindsay Sanchez December 17, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    So cute! And I love your shoes!

  • Reply Lindsay Sanchez December 17, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    So cute! And I love your shoes!

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