A couple of weeks ago, I was browsing infinity scarves on Etsy and I found a super cute grey scarf that had a flower pin attached.
I wanted that dang scarf. But…it cost forty bucks. Sadly, that’s more than I can justify spending on piece of fabric to wrap around my neck.
So I did some Googling. I’m a crafty gal, but not much of a sewer (sew-er not SEWER like where Ninja Turtles live) so I was hoping there would be a way to make a similar scarf cheaply and easily.
It turns out that there are loads of smart people on the internets, because I found tons of no sew scarf and flower options. After a bit of research, I went out and bought some materials to get started.
For the scarf part, all you need is an Extra Large or XXL T-shirt. I went to Hobby Lobby to buy a couple of shirts and decided to use XL because they were a dollar cheaper than XXL.
See how cheap? Way better.
Using a pair of super sharp scissors, cut a straight line across the shirt, right under the armpits. In other news, I hate the word armpit.
Cut another line above the bottom hem. Both sides of the scarf will look unfinished, and your cuts may not be perfect, but that’s ok. The fabric will kind of curl in and it will cover it up.
Now stretch it out!! I did this by standing on the bottom of the loop with both feet and pulling up really hard with both hands. Then I flipped it over and did it again. Do this a few times, and the scarf will be nice and long and your messy cutting job (just me?) will be all covered up.
Your scarf would be totally fine like this, but if you want to add a pretty flower, it’s super simple.
Synthetic (this is important!! I used a polyester satin) fabric, cut into different size circles. Your circles don’t need to be perfect, in fact they probably look better if they aren’t. I bought mine at Hobby Lobby, and the minimum fabric length they sell is 1/8 yard, which is enough to make several flowers and costs practically nothing. Seriously, maybe a dollar.
A Button for the center of the flower. I made one with a zebra print button and one with a jeweled button…I liked the one with the jeweled button better (surprise surprise).
A Hair Clip You could totally use a pin, but I preferred a clip because you can clip it to your shirt/scarf without making holes and you also have the option of using the flower as a hair clip!! You can get a small bag of plain metal hair barrettes in the jewelry making section of the craft store and it’s a couple bucks for the whole bag.
Hot glue/Hot glue gun and a straight pen (not pictured) To hold the fabric together and glue the flower on the clip
Carefully (very carefully) hold the fabric circles over the candle, one at a time. What will happen is the edges of the fabric will start to curl up. As this happens, slowly turn the circle so the whole edge gets curled.
DO THIS CAREFULLY!! Don’t get the fabric too too close and keep some water nearby in case of an accident. And if you accidentally light your hand on fire, please don’t sue me.
Your petals should look like this.
Keep going until all of your petals are curled.
Once all the petals are finished, stack them up and pin them with a straight pen to hold them in place. Now carefully sew your button on, using a nice big, sharp needle that can go through all of the petals. This will serve as the middle of the flower, but also hold it all together.
When you’re all done, it should look something like this.
Then you can clip it to your scarf. This is the other flower I made using the zebra button, and another scarf I made using a grey shirt.
You can clip it right to your shirt, to add a little extra sparkle.
For the shirt and the pin, I’d say my cost was about $7. Not too bad, eh?
Now I just gotta figure out what to buy with all the money I saved….
**If you want another cute flower pin idea, here’s a cute one Shelly made from old T-Shirts!!
Thanks so much for reading. I hope you have a fabulous day!!