DIY Plaid Throw Blanket From Vintage Wool Scarves

2 Materials
1 Hour

A plaid throw blanket is the perfect decor piece for winter and the holidays...and it's easy to make your own for just a few dollars!
Check out my original tutorial for more details!
One thing's for certain- thrift stores are FULL of discarded winter scarves. And when I went looking, I found all sorts of gorgeous wool plaid options- for just $1 each! A few had tiny moth-eaten holes, but that didn't bother me one bit! To create my throw blanket, I laid out my scarves on the floor. It didn't matter to me that they weren't all the same length- it just added character!
I pinned the first two scarves together, overlapping them just enough. With my sewing machine, I carefully stitched right along the edge of the top scarf, and then I did the same on the other side. ( Click here for a detailed schematic that explains everything- it's easy-peasy, I promise! )
When the pins were removed and the thread tails snipped, I had a fantastic mixed-plaid throw blanket!
I've already used it at a Fall bonfire party, and now it lives on our couch for snuggling while watching TV. :) Function and decor, all in on- and for WAY less money than a trendy vintage (or new) wool plaid blanket from a home decor store.

Suggested materials:

  • Wool scarves  (Thrift Store)
  • Sewing notions  (Craft Store)

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  • Lana Smith
    Lana Smith
    on Jan 23, 2016

    Sadie, do you leave the tags on or do you remove them?

    • Sadie Seasongoods
      Sadie Seasongoods
      on Jan 23, 2016

      @Lana Smith Hi, Lana! I left the tags on them- I have a bit of a love affair with all things UK, so I left them be. But I did assemble it so that all the tags were on one side...that way, there's a side that show's no tags whatsoever (like the photo shows). :)

  • Lana Smith
    Lana Smith
    on Jan 25, 2016

    Do you remove the tags? :o)

    • Wendy
      on Apr 27, 2016

      No! wear them with pride! Yes, I'm English!!!

  • Ellen
    on Feb 10, 2016

    I agree...we sound like 2 peas in a pod! I'd love to see that guitar when it's finished! Could you send me a photo? My email is eribolla1@6 results are available, use up and down arrow keys to

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  • Anastasia
    on Oct 31, 2019

    As always, another creative project. Am going to try this one!

  • Doreen Kennedy
    Doreen Kennedy
    on Aug 29, 2020

    Adorable idea. Gives me an idea to make a simple quilt. I’m new to sewing so it would be an easy project for me. Thanks so much for sharing.

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