You may or may not be aware that plaid is big right now (I know. You heard it here first).
I saw a buffalo plaid scarf on Pinterest and then when the same photo showed up in my mailbox on a Gap ad (“He did a Gap Ad” – fifty point if you can name that movie), I thought “how hard is a scarf to make?”
If you can sew a decently straight line, you’re golden.
Also, this DIY scarf is the world’s cheapest gift.
I bought enough fabric to make two of these for $8 at Joann Fabric (with a 50% off coupon, because. . .don’t buy things at Joann’s without a coupon).
Although, I’ll warn you, this is not one of the deals where you can just buy one for the half the price. Because you need 2 full yards of it (I guess you could cut one yard in half and then sew those halves together but then you have a seam and you have to match your plaids and. . . . just buy two yards and make two scarves. Give one to a friend. Save yourself the hassle).
(Also, weirdly, this DIY scarf isn’t even available from Gap).
- 2 yards plaid shirting fabric
- Black Thread
- A sewing machine
- Some scissors
Wear one, wrap up the other one with a ribbon and give it as a gift. Ta-da! You have completed the DIY scarf tutorial and you can live to tell the tale!
Aw… You shouldn't have! 🙂
I love it. Plaids have always been among my favorites, and this one looks great on you. Great idea.
Kayla FrecklesinApril says
LOVE this. Such a perfect scarf (and gift). I might do this for my VTees now that I'm thinking about it…
Allie @ Everyday Adventures says
Ooooh, excellent gift idea … I'm going to have to head down to JoAnn's!
Sabrina? David/Greg Kinnear is the Gap ad person in question?
Also, I have a black/white scarf like this that I love love LOVE. 🙂
SABRINA!!! David did a Gap ad… swoon. Only my favorite remake evah. 🙂
This is awesome! I will definitely have to give this a shot – I love scarves and am picky about my material/pattern, which means I get disappointed in store selections sometimes. Next time I am near the fabric store, I'm going to have to pop in and get some fabric!! These would make perfect gifts for all my girlfriends 🙂
Kendra Thaler says
So cute! I wish I knew how to sew!!!
Christi Pobst says
I seriously just saw someone wearing a scarf just like this but black and white. I wanted it but never thought about making it. This is awesome! Thank you!
Holly Hoffman Spears says
…and now I must go watch Sabrina.
Krista Hansen says
Is this flannel shirting? Do you think it would work with flannel shirting? Joann's is on my list today!
Yep, flannel shirting!
Paul and Rebecca Jones says
SABRINA!!!! Love that show
Just made my two. Took me 5 minutes, lol. I even used the same buffalo check as you. Thank you!!
candice wallace says
I would like to know how to sew a infinity scarf, but not sure how and could you put the white iron on material in between to give it a little more reinforcement???