…But even with winter transitioning into spring, there are still those chilly days that sneak up on us every now and again. I love this project because I was able to use up a decent amount of faux fur that I’ve had for (literally) years, AND because my original idea sparked the ribbon detailing idea. Which I’m in love with.
The ribbon was weaved around a section of fabric to give a fishtail braid effect. Keep reading for closeups and instructions!
– Faux fur (Mine was 50 inches long & 5.5 inches wide)
– Ribbon, about 100 inches. My ribbon was 7/8inch wide.
-Good pair of scissors
– Needle & thread
– Glue gun (optional)
– Sewing machine, preferably
This scarf can certainly be made without a sewing machine, but if you have basic sewing skills and access to a sewing mahcine – I strongly suggest that you use it. Hand sewing will take a little longer, but still is an option. Whatever you’re comfortable with!
2) Sew along the edge – ONLY lengthwise. I recommend maybe giving some scrap fur a few test runs, if you can. The two layers are quite thick and can end up having a mind of its own as you sew it. I actually didn’t even lower the foot of the sewing machine for the majority of the time (Foot = the metal piece that holds down the fabric, as you can see above)
If you decide to hand sew, a tight basic running stitch along the edges should work fine.
4) Wrap the scarf around your neck and figure out where you want to slip on end of the scarf into the other. Keep in mind the scarf won’t be adjustable because of this. You can follow my measurements if you’d like: a 5.5 inch long slit, 10 inches away the bottom, ~1.5 inches away the side.
Make sure you cut through both layers.
Every time you pull the ribbon through the slit in the fur, make sure you pull it tightly. If it’s too loose, the braid won’t form properly.