Post by Contributing Writer, Emily
Scarves are a versatile way to add a feminine touch to your closet. Whether you work outside your home every day or barely make it out of the house to get groceries, any woman enjoys adding a pretty (easy and inexpensive) accessory.
It seems as though scarves are popular right now and therefore they are expensive. At my local thrift store I saw scarves priced up around $10 each.
I quickly began experimenting with strips of fabric and realized that with just 1/4 yard of silky or gauzy fabric I could recreate all the same “looks” that I would want to create with a full scarf!
A few methods for creating your “faux scarf”:
1. Use pinking shears to trim along all 4 sides of your fabric. This allows you to keep the largest possible width for your scarf.
2. Double fold all edges and sew. This is a very secure, polished looking finish, but you will lose the most surface area.
3. If you have a serger, simply serge the edges all the way around.
Wear your scarf as a headband, wrapping from the base of your neck to the top of your head. Twist at the top and then pull back to the base of the neck and tie. (top photo)
Tie both ends together and wrap around your neck as an infinity scarf.
Tie around your waist as a belt.
Wear loosely around your shoulders, as a shawl. Use as a traditional neck scarf.
Or wrap over your head in Audrey Hepburn style.
Do you wear scarves to add a special touch to your outfit without spending a lot of money? Share your ideas and suggestions in the comments!
Emily lives in Salt Lake City with her husband Jeremy and their 3 wild and crazy kiddos! She loves reading, running, baking yummy treats for her family, her early morning yoga, walking to the library and all things creative and crafty. She especially enjoys exploring nature with her children and learning side by side with them. You’ll find her chatting about all aspects of life at her blog, Industrious Emily* and also sharing her crafty side through the blog, Life at the Table.