Scarves can take an outfit from drab to fab in no time at all, but constantly updating your wardrobe with new accessories can be a bit expensive. If you’re on a tight budget, never fear! Even if you can’t sew, you can still easily create your own fashionable scarves. This roundup of clever no-sew DIY scarf projects showcases 10 trendy designs you’ll be proud to show off to all your friends.
1. 15-Minute Infinity Scarf
This gorgeous infinity scarf can be made in less time than it takes to watch your favorite TV show. It’s also the perfect way to recycle an unwanted t-shirt. (You can use any plain t-shirt you want for this project, even if it has a small stain or rip.) The Thinking Closet has the full tutorial.
2. Knotted T-Shirt Scarf
If you can tie a knot, you can make this beautiful t-shirt scarf. Meijo’s Joy shows you how.
3. Frilly T-Shirt Scarf
The layers of ruffles on this no-sew t-shirt scarf give it a feminine look that’s the perfect way to compliment a simple jeans and t-shirt outfit. Visit The Pink Peony of Le Jardin for details. (Larger t-shirts work best for this project, so feel free to raid your significant other’s closet for the raw material!)
4. No-Sew Ringlet T-Shirt Scarf
You’ll need four different colors of t-shirts for this no-sew project, but the resulting scarf is sure to become a favorite wardrobe accessory. Head over to Kevin and Amanda to learn more.
5. Fleece and Fringe Scarf
This scarf accents a long strip of cozy fleece with colorful yarn fringe. It should take you about 30 minutes to make. Consider creating a few extras to keep on hand as last minute homemade gifts for friends and family. It’s Always Autumn has the details for this unique no-sew project.
6. French Braid Fleece Scarf
This French braid version of the no-sew fleece scarf can be made in less than an hour and will will keep you cozy all winter long. Head over to Me Sew Crazy for the instructions.
7. No-Sew Shaggy Scarf
Use an X-Acto knife to make artfully place slits that give this scarf an eye-catching appearance. Head over to Welcome to Projectsville to see step-by-step photos.
8. No-Sew Blanket Scarf
Use a seam ripper to create a fringed edge on your favorite flannel fabric and you’ll have a trendy blanket scarf that’s sure to impress all your friends. Learn more at Back to the Roots.
9. Loop and Chain Scarf
Use RED HEART® Boutique Swerve yarn to make this simple no-sew scarf. If you can make a slip knot, you can easily complete this project. The Red Heart website has the complete instructions.
10. Infinity Scarf/Nursing Cover
If you’re a new mom looking for a discreet way to nurse in public or need a homemade baby shower gift that’s pretty and practical, this infinity scarf/nursing cover is the perfect solution. Bean In Love has no-sew and low-sew versions of this project with detailed instructions.