Monday, December 12, 2011

Looped Jersey Scarf Tutorial

I whipped one of these up last week for a quick gift idea and it turned out so cute (and EASY) that I thought I should probably share.
What you need:

1 yard of jersey knit fabric (this will make 2 scarves)
Scissors or rotary cutter

Sewing machine


Wash and dry your fabric. (Always do this with new fabric, silly)

Lay your fabric out and fold it in half hamburger style (match up short ends). Find the middle and cut it in half so you have two LONG pieces. IMG_0379 Fold your fabric in half (right sides together if there is a right side) and pin. Run a straight stitch along the SHORT end of your fabric.IMG_0380This will give you a loop. 

Turn your loop inside out so the seam is on the inside. You can do this later if you forget, but it's easier if you do it now. IMG_0381 Place some pins about 2 or 3 inches down from your seam. These will be a guide when you cut. 

With a ruler and rotary cutter, cut strips 1 inch apart up to the pins.


After you cut all of them, you can tug on the strips and they'll bounce up and curl in. IMG_0383
That's it! See, I told you it was easy! IMG_0375
With my next one, I would maybe cut an extra strip and wrap it around my seam so you don't see it. I like how that looks. You could also do this with an old t-shirt by cutting horizontal 1-inch strips from the bottom up to create lots of separate loops. You'll stop cutting when you get to the armpits. Then, cut an extra strip and wrap them all together on one end. I'll probably hunt through my husband's shirts to see if there's a great color I can use.

Hope this makes sense. Let me know if you have any questions!


  1. Such a cute scarf! You made it look so easy to make too!

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  2. I'm going to do this! I have some perfect jersey i've been trying to figure out what to do with. now I know!