After coming back from the Cricut Mountain Makeathon I was excited to get into sewing because of all the opportunities that the Maker gives you. Well, I don’t have a sewing machine so I asked some of my new friends if they had any no sew projects I could try to get started.  Riva (of Riva the Diva) sent me one for her no sew blanket scarf from a few years ago that cute and easy enough for me to make!  Naturally when I got started, I ended up tweaking things a bit, so here’s my version of a blanket scarf.

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No Sew Blanket Scarf

What you’ll need:

  • 2 yards plaid fabric
  • Fabric scissors
  • Pins
  • 3/8″ Stitch Witchery heat bond
  • Cricut EasyPress

At the beginning of fall I saw some cute plaid fabric at Hobby Lobby so bought 2 yards and it sat in my office for a few months.  Like 5 months… but in December I finally decided I wanted to make my blanket scarf since the temperatures were dropping. Once you have all your supplies together, head over to Riva’s tutorial.  There’s only 3 steps, so follow step 1 & 2 and then come back here!

Since I used fabric instead of a blanket I had a lot of unfinished edges, 4 to be exact.  Instead of sewing the edges, I decided to use iron on adhesive.  I used it previously when making custom invisible tab curtains and still had some in my office (see a theme with my craft supply hoarding? haha).

Set your EasyPress to 285 degrees and the timer to 15 seconds.  Cut a few inches of the adhesive,put the adhesive near the edge and then fold 1/2″ of fabric on the unfinished edge of the scarf and use your EasyPress to activate the adhesive and get it to stay folded over. Repeat these steps as you slowly move up the unfinished edge in small segments.

Once the edges are ironed down and “finished”, you’re done!  Lucky for me I finished with about 30 minutes to spare before we had to get dressed and meet friends for our big dinner before everyone had their Christmas plans. Of course I had to wear my new blanket scarf layered on a green top that night!

I like that the fabric I chose has lots of colors to pair with and I can wrap it as a scarf or drape it as an extra layer.  This was a successful first no sew & clothing project!

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