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Tutorial: DIY Scarf Cardigan


Today’s project is just for you! It’s a scarf cardigan, and it’s perfect for cold days!
Tutorial: DIY Scarf Cardigan


  • Sweater, sweatshirt, cardigan, long-sleeved tee, etc.
  • Fabric
  • Sewing Supplies

1. Cut your top on center front (if using a cardigan the front will already be cut.).
2. Measure the center front. This is the height of the scarf.
3. Measure from bottom of center front, up around the neckline, and back down to the bottom of center front. This is the width of the scarf.
4. Cut out the scarf. Mine was 55″ x 20″.

Tutorial: DIY Scarf Cardigan

5. With wrong sides together, sew one side of the scarf to the center front at 1/4″. Flip the seam around so now it’s right sides together and sew again at 3/8″. (This is a French seam and encloses all the edges.)
6. Do the same with the other side. That’s it!

Tutorial: DIY Scarf Cardigan
To put on the scarf cardigan, hold the scarf in front of you. Cross it and make a loop. Put loop over your head. Adjust for looks and comfort.
Now cuddle up in style and comfort!
Tutorial: DIY Scarf Cardigan

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Author: Heather Handmade

I'm a seamstress and mother. I sew, blog, thrift, upcycle, design fabric, and teach sewing classes. I'm also a self-proclaimed fabric fondler.

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6 thoughts on “Tutorial: DIY Scarf Cardigan

  1. So cute and clever! I completely agree with the fact that it would be great for nursing. I'm going to have to try this!

    Posted on January 26, 2014 at 5:28 am
  2. Awesome! I am loving all of your 10 minute projects. I have never been sad for Friday, maybe a 10 minute month……lol.

    Posted on January 25, 2014 at 9:28 pm
  3. Lovely. And so quick.

    Posted on January 24, 2014 at 5:57 am
  4. That's such a great idea!! I've linked to your tutorial at Craft Gossip: http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-10-minute-scarf-cardigan/2014/01/23/

    Posted on January 23, 2014 at 3:15 pm
  5. what a great idea!!!

    Posted on January 23, 2014 at 1:27 pm
  6. So smart. And that would be a creative cover up for nursing. Not your typical cover up. Or a cover up in a crunch!

    Posted on January 23, 2014 at 1:59 pm