Blanket Scarf: How to Cut

Fall is my absolute favorite season!  I love the clothing, colors, and the change in weather.  Thankfully, fall is finally arriving in Indiana.  One of my favorite fall clothing items to wear is a blanket scarf.  It adds instant coziness to any outfit.  Blanket scarves can be worn dressed up or casually.

One of my issues with blanket scarves is the size.  They are literally the size of a blanket!  I always feel like they are swallowing me whole!  A few years ago, I saw a lot of bloggers and Instagram ladies cutting their scarves in half.  I was torn between thinking they were genius and crazy!  I was worried if I cut my scarf that it wouldn’t be the same.


After realizing that I never wore my scarf because of the sheer size, I decided to take the plunge and cut it.  Once I cut my scarf I realized how less bulky it felt.  It looked great and I didn’t feel like I was drowning in yards of fabric.  Here is how I cut my scarves:



1.   Lay it out flat. Like I said they are huge!



2.   Then fold diagonally.  You will want to make sure that you line up the corners and edges.  Take your time on this step.  If you don’t your scarf will not turn out correctly.



3.  Make sure you have a good pair of scissors, and begin cutting.  I have a pair of sewing scissors I only use on fabric.  You will need to make sure that you cut slowly to keep the diagonal shape.



4.  Once you are done you now have two scarves! The edge is not perfectly straight, but it never shows when you are wearing you’re scarf.



They say two is better than one, but not when your scarves are the same pattern!  Find a friend who wants to cut their scarf and trade!  I gave the second half of this one to my momma.  She is the best and edits all of my posts!  I figured that it would be perfect payment for her constant help and encouragement!  What do you think about cutting your scarves, is this something you would like?

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