How to Make a Plaid Flannel Fringe Scarf and Two Giveaways


Little did my mom know that when she declared the Christmas of 1971 as a “Handmade Holiday,” she changed my life forever. I can still remember feeling so honored and loved when even my dad, who was Mr. Busy and Mr. Uncrafty, spent time putting together presents he thought we would enjoy.  The huge mosaic he made from our shag carpet remnants hung on the wall above the piano for years. The fabric-covered hanging lamp he made for me hung above my bed until I went to college. It was this Christmas that began my own “Handmade Journey.”

Today, I’m still on that journey. It has become such a part of who I am today. All seems right with the world when I’m able to design, create and share my sewing adventures with you.

If you’ve declared your own Handmade Holiday this season, a flannel fringe scarf is an easy, stylish gift to make for anyone on your list.



Click here for the rest of the fringe scarf tutorial.

And to thank those of you who take the time to check it out, pin and comment, I’ll be giving away another copy of The Refashion Handbook to one of you. (Just in time for Christmas 🙂 )

The Refashion Handbook

The winner from last week’s Festive Faux Fur Collar tutorial is…..


Dawn Wigget.

Congratulations Dawn! Send your address to and I’ll send your book to you ASAP.

In other news:

I hope you can join me for my live BurdaStyle Webinar this Monday, December 8 at 11:00 EST. At the end of the webinar, we’ll be giving away a copy of The Refashion Handbook to one one lucky participant.

I hope it’s you…………. 🙂

Burdastyle magazine

For more sewing and refashion inspiration click here:


Happy Handmade Holidays!


About The Renegade Seamstress

I'm a busy wife, mom, grandma, and teacher who loves to create. I've joined the refashion scene and I 'd like to share and connect with all those talented and creative people out there doing similar things.
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50 Responses to How to Make a Plaid Flannel Fringe Scarf and Two Giveaways

  1. Ann in PA says:

    Hope this comment works….tried on the link after the tutorial but it required a Facebook acct.- sorry, I’m not on that.
    This is an easy project…picking out those threads will be a breeze while watching a Christmas Movie. Now I need to find some woven flannel before it’s gone for the season. Flannel scarves are soooooooooo warm and the look is sweet. Thank you for a great tutorial.

  2. Mary Ellen says:

    What a lovely idea – a Handmade Christmas. I love that. Even when I buy my presents, I try to make a little something to go with the gift. It’s like giving a little piece of myself 🙂 Thanks for the great share. Definitely pinned this one 🙂

  3. Karin says:

    What a great idea. I need something to jazz up my wardrobe for winter and this will do the trick.

  4. samstar85 says:

    Love this simple yet extremely effective tutorial to make a fabulous gift! I’m new to sewing and trying to build up my skills so this is perfect for me. I’ve been looking through some of your past tutorials and think they’re fab, can’t wait to try them. Im beginning to look at my stuffed full wardrobe in a whole new light, oh the possibilities! I look forward to further posts from you, thank you 🙂

  5. Susan says:

    Handmade holiday – I like the idea! Your refashions are all so practical and do-able. Thank you!

  6. Karin Penrod says:

    I want these!!!

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  7. Nikitaland says:

    Oh boy Beth, I want all of these scarves! I bet they are really warm too and I just got a new blue winter coat that they would match nicely with. I would love a handmade Christmas a lot! I just finished making two of our closest friends a handmade & hand painted Christmas Sign “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and bought a little 18 Light string to wrap around the sign. Both couples got so chocked up when they heard that I made it for them. Handmade gifts are the best!

  8. Robin Rexroad says:

    Love your ideas! Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Teresa says:

    Hey Beth, I would love to see your upcoming Burda Webinar on the 8th but I wont be able to be at home to see it! Will it be recorded? I missed your last one too. 😦 I love your vision for used and unloved clothing.

  10. Mother Deer says:

    Three beautiful scarves, Beth! Very nice tutorial with a beautiful finished project 🙂

  11. Jean says:

    Love the scarf. Nice job

  12. Beverly says:

    I have been doing homemade Christmas gifts for the last several years.

  13. Niecy says:

    Another wonderful idea I’m going to try this one…
    I suggested to make gifts for our white elephant gift game exchange..
    I’m waiting on my family’s reply I just suggested it earlier today. I hope the rest of the family agrees.
    I love the idea of having a gift a family member made..
    And your book is on my Christmas list….

  14. Martha Ann says:

    Oh my! I dashed right out to JoAnns to get my flannel – going to make 4 out of this plaid but I sort of wish I had cut it in thirds – next batch! One is fringed and pinned, ready to sew tomorrow! Thanks for this, they will be soft and warm! Perfect fir my sister in law and my DD’s SO! 😀

  15. duchick says:

    Fringed scarves are the “in” thing this season and I’m going to make my own from your tutorial. Flannel is so warm and cozy, especially needed in frigid Iowa winters. This is on my to-do list this week! Thanks so much.

  16. Sarah says:

    Wonderful story about the handmade Christmas! I am trying to do that this Christmas with the children as well: making gifts for their friends, cards, and even wrapping paper. It’s so much fun!

  17. Librarienne says:

    These look darling! I have to try it.

  18. jenny_o says:

    Great project and I love the story of your dad making gifts 🙂

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  20. Cindy B says:

    Where did you find those gorgeous flannels? Thanks for a great tutorial.

  21. Linda T. says:

    Can I just say how amazing your book The Redesigning Handbook is? I borrowed it from my friend and I’m in the process of taking my wardrobe from fat to fab. I can’t afford new clothes so I wanted to redesign them after losing over 85 lbs and your book is giving me the inspiration to see my clothes in a different light and design. I love today’s fashions but affordable clothes designed for bigger girls are so poorly designed and made of inferior products that I had given up on looking “hip” and in fashion. Now that I need a new wardrobe I can easily design with your awesome ideas and inspiration and look fashionable, too. Thanks for writing this book and sharing it because now I can also see ideas of my own developing. My friend is going to be awfully tired of me borrowing her book but I just can’t get enough of your ideas.

  22. Karen says:

    Love the scarves! I used to make these years ago as Christmas gifts. Thanks for giving me inspiration again 🙂

  23. Mary H. says:

    Fabulous!! Thanks for the tutorial for this beautiful and high quality gift.

  24. I would love to win the wonderful ideas book# “The refashion Handbook” it looks amazing. I love to give homemade gifts.

  25. Sandra Biggs says:

    I love your fringe patterns. Thank you for sharing!!!!!

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