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Simple No-Sew Scarf to Keep you Cozy

Scarves are not only functional, but super stylish. If you don’t have time (or inclination) to knit or crochet one, simply cut one instead. Seriously, it’s that easy. With a knit or jersey fabric, you’ll have your self a no-sew scarf in minutes!

DIY Simple Jersey Fabric Scarf

Simple No-Sew Scarf


  • rayon/cotton knit or jersey knit
  • scissors
  • cutting mat (optional)


Find a rayon/cotton knit or jersey knit–something that is soft and has a little stretch. If you find 60″ width fabric you can get four single-layer scarves out of one 2-yard piece. Fold it a couple of times length-wise so it will fit your cutting mat, then use a quilting ruler and rotary cutter to cut it in four equal pieces. The raw edges curl slightly, which gives it a finished look. WOW– four fabulous gifts in about 3 minutes–no sewing required!

For a little thicker version

Cut your 2-yard length of knit fabric in half lengthwise. Then take each piece, fold it in half lengthwise, and sew it in a big rectangle, leaving a small opening to turn inside-out. You can quickly hand sew the opening closed.

For more texture

Wet the scarf and twist it, securing it with rubber bands and leaving it twisted until it dried. This just gives it a wrinkled texture, which relaxes the jersey knit fabric nicely (and covers up your not-so-straight sewing!).

Simple Jersey Fabric Scarf Tutorial

This couldn’t be simpler and oh so cute! Make a whole set of these for friends and family. I could see a matching family all wearing scarves. Maybe you make them in colors of a high school and cheer on your favorite football team. And they make a perfect gift idea for birthdays or special occasions!

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Simple No-Sew Scarf

What color of fabric would you want for your scarf? There are so many fabulous knit and jersey fabrics out there these days with darling colorful prints!


  1. I can’t wait to make one of these. I too think I have some fabric right in my closet and didn’t even know it! Great Make and Take!

  2. LOVE my jersey scarf- check the “remnant bin” at Joann’s next time you’re there- I found a 1/4 yard of the yummiest organic bamboo jersey! My sister laughed so hard when I took it out of my shopping bag and stuck it around my neck :)

  3. I just finished making the scarf right before my hubby got home from work. He asked when I bought it and loved the way it looked on me! Perfect. Thanks for the great idea. I’ll have to have him take a pic. :)

  4. So simple and beautiful! I’ll have to dig through my fabric stash to see if I have anything I can use to make these. Otherwise, I might have to head over to the fabric store later this week. Shhhhh…

  5. What an awesome idea! I actually could have used one today at Bible study. If only I had known I had the perfect scarf in my sewing closet. It just needed 3 minutes of my time!

    Feel free to link up to our Two Cent Tuesday post. This would make a perfect Linky post!

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