+ Tube or circle scarf

This is the easiest scarf, a fast Christmas present!
Tube Scarf:
Lay fabric out with the stretchiness running horizontally (left to right) and fold the top down to the desired width (which is actually doubled because it is a tube!) and cut.
30″ wide x 60″ long
Tip: Always cut off the salvages because they shrink more in the wash!
Pin and zig zag stitch the sides or the width ends right sides together (RST), to create a long tube.
This is the hardest part – pull the tube right side out,and pin the seams together at the two open ends. Then start to sew (straight or zig zag stitch) the inner edges of the open ends until you can’t anymore. At that point you will have a little opening.
Then hand stitch the whole shut so the stitching is invisible. Or, if you don’t care or have little time, leave the opening  exactly perpendicular to the first seam and sew the seam under and to the scarf at the same time. Which I prefer because it keeps the horizontal seam in place.
Circle scarf – No sew….or just a little:
If you like both sides of your fabric, don’t have a sewing machine, or whatever…this is what you can do!
Option 1: Some knits are made into tubes already! Your just have to cut it into the desired width and leave the edges raw (knit doesn’t fray) or sew up the ones edge like you would above.
Option 2: Cut knit to the desired width and length and sew the two ends together (the not as stretchy ends), cutting the excess very close to the newly sewn seam or trim and serge.
The sides will be raw and not sewn together like a tube, but the sides will still curl up and it will still have the same circle effect! And you will be able to see two sides of the fabric, whether it is a different pattern or texture.

 

Or if it unexpectedly rains or snows, it can double as a hood!

Comments

  1. I love this! I want to make one!

  2. This is really pretty! Jaimie wants one!

  3. I now know what I’m making friends for Christmas. thanks Liz!

  4. Nice!!!

  5. GORGEOUS!!!! I cannot wait for scarf season! <3

  6. Love this! What are the dimensions of the fabric you used?

  7. Brilliant.

  8. Fantastic tutorial! Thanks so much!
    I thought you might like to see what I did with it:
    http://ferial-shmerial.blogspot.com/2011/08/circle-scarf-diy.html

  9. Thanks for the great tutorial! I can’t wait to try this.

  10. I made Three of these out of old fabric that I bought on clearance but never had a plan for and I LOVE THEM!!! Thanks for the easy to use tute, I would have taken forever to figure out, gotten frustrated and said “I didn’t want to make one anyway!”

  11. How much fabric did you use?

  12. Great scarf & tutorial! I like the no/little-sew options =)

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

  13. love it :)

  14. Definitely starting a bunch of these for Fall!

  15. this fabric is gorgeous!!

  16. Brilliant :)

  17. What kind of fabric did you use??!!?? LOVE THIS!

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  19. What was the measurement of the scarf?

  20. Really pretty! Will have to hunt for some nice fabric to make one.

    Girlfriends Are Like Shoes

  21. How much fabric do you use?

  22. What type of fabric should I use?

  23. I love this!

  24. do you use cotton or jersey? Its hard to tell from the picture…

  25. it looks gorgeus :)

    I made a list of DIY ideas on my blog <3
    You’re in it, hope thats okay :)
    http://crafterlifebyme.blogspot.com/2012/02/diy-ideas-shoes-scarves.html

  26. i really want the one you have so badly! i don’t have cute fabric like that or a sewing machine though.

  27. How much fabric do you need for the scarf?

  28. Just saw this on Pinterest. Totally want to try it. Following your blog!

  29. I am definitely going to make this- I’m umming and ahhing about whether or not to use some left over cotton or get some ‘floppier’/heavier material however… love the floral pattern on yours :-)

    Samara

    thesecretlifeofsamara.tumblr.com

  30. What are the measurements of this scarf you made. It looks perfect! :)

  31. Just made one following your tutorial! Thank you so much for your great work and inspiration, autumn can come. And it won’t be the only one made here. :-) All the best, Stef xx

  32. How many inches across did you make the material?

  33. I would love to make this but what are the dimensions of this? And so how much fabric should I be sure to get?

  34. hole*

    fantastic tutorial, but common spelling mistake makes this post a laugh..

    see: http://www.beedictionary.com/common-errors/hole_vs_whole

  35. Found you on pinterest and can’t wait to try my hand at this! I’m a newbie at sewing. Can you tell me what type of fabric is best (cotton, jersey, etc)? And what are the dimensions of the fabric you used? Thanks!

  36. OH my gosh I love that we can make this with cotton/jersey or t-shirt fabrics. All the scarves in the stores are itchy and so hot when you have HOT flashes. I am going to make one of these asap! Thank you so much for showing us this. Pink~a~licious Hugs, Jonnie

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  40. Where’d you get that fabric?

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