DIY: Create your own Scarf

Emily Farlow

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As the weather gets colder, we begin needing more layers of clothing while walking to class. One of my favorite ways to keep warm is the scarf.
Scarves are versatile in that they come in many colors and designs and there are many ways to wear them. Tying a fancy knot around your neck will keep you cozy and fashionable. Winding a scarf up over your face can keep your nose warm.
Although scarves come in many forms, sometimes finding the perfect one to represent your personality is difficult. Fortunately, there are many ways (some easier than others) to make your own unique scarf you would be proud to wear.
One of the easiest homemade scarves is made from fleece. Simply go to your local craft store and choose your favorite color or pattern. Make sure the fabric you select is as long as you want it, and just cut fringe on the end using a pair of scissors.
If you would prefer a linen scarf, use basically the same method. After selecting your material, create fringe on the ends by pulling at the linen fabric. Then, tie knots in the fringe to give your scarf a more polished look. One blogger recommends sewing a seam along the long edges of the scarf so that it won’t fray.
Pinterest is a great resource for DIY crafts. One craft that abounds on Pinterest is the t-shirt scarf. There are many different ways to use old t-shirts to make scarves.
One interesting project is called a “T-Shirt Memory Scarf” and it uses old t-shirts from plays, concerts, museums and presidential elections to create a scarf that will not only keep you warm, but also remind you of fun experiences.
If you want to get really creative and fancy, try knitting a scarf. There are plenty of tutorials on the Internet and on YouTube that teach people how to knit. The great thing about knitting your own scarf is that you can create whatever you wish: there are hardly any limitations on what you can make. You decide what kind of yarn you want to use. You can also decide what kind of pattern to create. Knitting a scarf does take practice, however, and it can be a long process.
For something a little simpler, but still very creative, you can try crocheting a scarf. Crocheting can be easier than knitting, and it is definitely faster. Look up tutorials and videos about both techniques and decide which you would rather undertake.
Making your own scarf is a great way to express your personality, and it is also a good way to display your creative prowess and wear something you were proud to have made by hand!

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