How to: circle scarf

Here we are, it’s November and even with the sun out the weather has officially changed. November has set the scene; "Good bye flip flops and crop tops, hello warm five toe socks and fluffy scarves." If you’re anything like me this is a big change because I strongly dislike the cold! So I always feel the need to bundle up, keep warm and drink hot tea.
So many people are dashing out to the stores and buying fancy scarves, but not me. I am a college student with a part time job which means I have learned to be a “Diva on a budget.” Keeping that in mind this winter I really wanted an infinity scarf; better known as a circle scarf, but I do not have a lot of money to splurge on fashion. I work in a clothing store so I know that these scarves range around 20 dollars or more. So It’s either I buy a fancy scarf or load my car up with gas and when having to come to reality that I do not have the help of my mother to cover me when I fall short, I asked myself why spend my gas money, when I have so many other scarves I can cover up with.
So this is where my creative side starts to kick in full drive. I am a natural born craftier and I am always looking for a new project to explore. With no more than 15 dollars and the art supplies found around my home I am going to custom create my very own circle scarf.
When I looked this project up there where so many different ways a person can construct this. So for the simplest way a person can make this here is what you will need: fabric of your chose (a knit fabric is suggested), scissors or a rotary cutter ( if a rotary cutter is used please use a measuring mate or a cardboard surface),a iron, a ruler, fabric chalk or something to write with. And Lastly, one of the key items is solely dependent upon the method you want to use.

 If you want to make this a non-sewers project  you will use fabric glue or a hot glue gun. If you want to make this a nice sleek sew finish for a mid beginner sewer you will use need a needle and thread or a sewing machine; with a sewing machine fill free to use some fabric pins to keep your fabric in line as you sew.

Now let’s begin, you will need about 2 yards of a stretchy knit material. I like the knit material because it is soft and drapes nicely. Also, you do not have to worry so much about the structure of the scarf after you cut off the material you do not want to use.

First, take your ruler measure a piece a fabric 30” width by 60” in length. Then with your scissors or rotary cutter cut the fabric. I chose these measurements because in my opinion in order for scarves to have a nice warm made for winter time finish you need to have a really wide piece of fabric so that it has extra plush and volume.

Secondly, open the fabric up if it was folded when the measurements were taken and fold it in half the long way so that you can see the scarf forming. In this step, is where the steps may start to change. For a beginner’s project, you will use your fabric glue or a hot glue gun to glue the long ends of the scarf together. The glue that you are pasting down will go on the backside of the fabric.

Thirdly, you will take one end of the fabric and glue all around the opened end. Then slide that end into the other opened end to the scarf. Once you have done that for a beginner you are complete. Just iron your scarf for a more polished look and wrap it around your neck and go.

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