32 Easy-To-DIY Scarves To Suit Every Style

Instead of throwing out old flannel shirts and scarves your sick of, cut, dye, sew, embellish and re-use them to keep your neck toasty this winter.

1. Pom Pom Infinity Scarf

This infinity scarf is made out of linen. Check out the directions here.

2. Pom Pom Wrap

Simply thread pom poms around the perimeter of a simple scarf, as shown here.

3. Tie Dye Infinity Scarf

You’ll need a couple yards of fabric, dye, rubber bands, and this helpful tutorial.

4. Vintage Wool Cowl

Revamp a vintage wool scarf into a cowl with minimal sewing. Directions can be found here.

5. Autumn Crochet Infinity Scarf

With this simple pattern, you only need the most basic crochet skills — you could even teach yourself as you go.

6. Braided Infinity Scarf

Make a two-tone braided scarf by following these simple steps.

7. Simple Shot Cotton Scarves

Check out this great tutorial for minimal sewing scarves, made from soft and brightly colored shot cotton fabrics.

8. Big Button Cowl

Add buttons to a simple scarf like this blogger for a quick and easy upgrade.

9. Ringlet T-Shirt Scarf

No sewing required to make this unique scarf. All you need are some old T-shirts, scissors, and the ability to tie knots.

10. Ruffled Scarf

Inspired by Anthropologie’s Catch and Release Scarf, this clever crafter came up with a tutorial on how to make one of your own.

11. Stenciled Scarf

Make a stencil out of freezer paper, adhere it to some jersey fabric, paint it in, remove, and voila! Check out these instructions.

12. Scripted Scarf

Use a fabric marker to write your favorite poem or quote on a scarf, like this blogger.

13. Flannel Scarf

If you have some leftover shirts thanks to last year’s flannel craze, make a cozy flannel scarf with these step-by-step directions.

14. Cargo Scarf

No need to carry a purse. Check out this tutorial to make your own scarf-pocket hybrid.

15. Yarn Skein Scarf

No knitting required to create this stylish yarn scarf. Scraps of leather are used to hold the skeins in place.

16. Stranded T-Shirt Scarf

All you need is a T-shirt, ruler, and about ten minutes to make this simple scarf.

17. Frayed Edges Scarf

All you need is a piece of cotton flannel. Simply pull out threads along the edges to make the fringe! Details here.

18. Wool Cowl

Use wool in two different colors to make an elegant bow-like cowl, like this crafter did.

19. Pleated Scarf

Pleats give some body to an otherwise straightforward scarf made out of jersey knit fabric. You’ll need to do a lot of folding, pinning, and stitching, as shown here.

20. Sunshine Knit Scarf

Just the most basic knitting scales required to create this citrus-colored scarf. Check out the pattern.

21. Lace Scarf

Make a dainty lace scarf that you can dress up or down. Check out this quick and easy tutorial.

22. Circle Scarf

Make your own American-Apparel-style circle scarf. Just some very simple sewing required, and you can also wear it as a shawl!


Check out the tutorial here.

24. Patchwork Scarf

Mix up a bunch of printed fabrics, like this blogger did. Patchwork never goes out of style.

25. Felted Flowers Scarf

This particular scarf is by an Etsy seller but you could easily make your own like this blogger.

26. Upcycled Cashmere Sweater Scarf

If you happen to have unused cashmere sweaters that you don’t mind cutting up, you can make this adorable two-toned scarf.

27. Faux Fur Skinny Scarf

Faux (or real) fur will keep you warm in winter months. Find the step-by-step instructions here.

28. Faux Fur Skinny Scarf with Ribbon

This version has a slit for easy wrapping, and a fish-tail ribbon detail. All the details here

29. Ombre Scarves

These sweet and simple colorful scarves were made using cheesecloth. Check out the directions and video tutorial.

30. Men’s Sweater Cowl

Turn an old guy’s sweater into a cowl with this tutorial.

31. Spiral Scarves

These aren’t as hard as they may seem. Make your own version with these directions.

32. Giant Pom Pom Scarf

Transform an old scarf by tying the ends together with a giant pom pom, like this inspired crater.

Pippa Armbrester is a quilt maker and designer. Follow her adventures in quilting and life on her website.

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