Be your own glam squad.

Be your own glam squad.

Brightening up an outfit with a tie-up scarf choker is one of the quickest ways to look and feel totally glamorous in seconds. It’s also an accessory that can be made out of leftover scrap fabric, but that tends to come with a high price tag in stores. With this super simple DIY, you can make a tie-up scarf choker in minutes, and for real cheap. Let’s get started!

What you’ll need:

  • Drawing paper/pattern paper
  • A pen or pencil
  • Fabric scraps (You’ll need about a yard.)
  • A sewing machine or needle and thread
  • Scissors
  • Straight pins

How to do it:

Step One

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We’re going to start by making a pattern. Lay a sheet of paper out on a flat surface, then measure the length that you want the scarf to be. (Mine was 15 inches long.) Keep in mind that the longer the pattern, the looser the scarf will be, and the easier it will be to tie. Then, measure out the scarf’s width. Make it as wide as you’d like. (My scarf was three inches wide.) To finish, draw a diagonal line at one end of the rectangle-shaped pattern you just made.

Step Two

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Cut out your pattern!

Step Three

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Place the short end of your pattern on a folded piece of fabric, and cut it out twice! After, you’ll have two long pieces of scarf.

Step Four

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Place the two pieces of scarf right-sides facing each other and use straight pins to secure their long sides together
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Step Five

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Sew around the length of the pinned pieces, leaving a small hole on the short ends. This is where you’ll twist the piece right-sides out once you’ve finished sewing.

Step Six

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Twist your scarf right-sides out! Hand stitch the hole.

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All done! ♦