DIY: No-Sew Fringe Scarf

A piece of fabric and a ball of yarn is all you need to make your own stylish fringed scarf! Bonus points: no sewing involved (high five to my fellow sewing-challenged crafters). It’s one of those easy projects that you can finish while watching TV on your couch (at least that’s what I did).

Just simply pick your favorite fabric & yarn, cut, knot and wear! The perfect little accessory when you want to add a splash of color to any outfit. 

As long as you pick the right type of fabric as the base of your scarf, you won't need to sew the edges. Rayon/lycra is perfect for this, because the ends don’t fray when you cut it.

You can also hand sew a few of your favorite buttons too! Now let's get started... 

• ½ yard of fabric (choose stretchy jersey knit fabric that does not fray when you cut. Look for fabric made out of 
• Ball of yarn
• Scissors
• Optional: buttons, thread, needle 

• On one end of the scarf, make very tiny slits using scissors. Each slit should be approximately 1/4 inch apart. I made about 30 slits for my scarf, but it will depend how thick your yarn is. Repeat on the other side.
• For each slit, you will need to cut one piece of yarn (about 1 foot long each).
• Fold a piece of yarn in half, slide it through one of the slits halfway, and insert the ends through the loop. Pull (very lightly!) to secure. Be careful not to pull too tightly to avoid enlarging the slit.
• Make a knot over the loop to secure firmly in place. 
• Continue with the remaining pieces of yarn until complete.
• Optional: To add a button closure like my orange scarf, hand-sew on a button on one end and create a small slit on the other. The slit should be large enough so that the button snugly fits through (keep in mind the fabric will stretch). 


  1. Love the gray scarf with black and white fringe!

  2. Very nice DIY. Shall have to try it.
    Greenie Dresses for Less.

  3. OH STARS!!!! you are so creative! These look amazing! such a great idea :)

  4. Wonderful idea! I am looking for something like these scarfs to feature on my blog in a few weeks. I am going to be at mayo clinic for a few weeks for treatments and physical therapy and am looking for some guest posts. Would you be interested? http://www.mycreativechaoticlife.com

    Thanks, Nikki


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