How to Make a Crinkle Scarf

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How to Make a Crinkle Scarf
Use fabric that will crinkle like silk. (Hemera Technologies/ Images)

Scarves are not only worn year around, but they are perfect gifts to give to family, friends or co-workers on any occasion. Scarves are also commonly used as inspiration for crafts projects. Crinkle scarves have become quite fashionable. Whether you are a beginner at making scarves or a pro, this do-it-yourself hobby can be achieved in a small amount of time. With minimal tools and a partner, make your own crinkle scarf with these tips.

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Things you need

  • Fabric
  • Water
  • Scissors
  • Rubber bands
  • Dryer
  • Clothespins

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    Fill your bathroom sink with water and soak your fabric until it is fully wet. Place the wet fabric flat on a surface, leaving the correct side lying up. Fold the fabric as if you would a paper fan and use clothespins to secure each of the pleats.

  2. 2

    Ask someone to assist twisting the fabric to your satisfaction. Stand holding the fabric on one end while the other person stands on the opposite side. Twist the fabric tightly and do not let go.

  3. 3

    Continue the twisting motions, as the fabric may attempt to come loose. Ensure that the fabric is locked in this twist. The fabric should look a lot like a round ball.

  4. 4

    Use rubber bands to keep the fabric from unravelling too soon. Depending upon the length and thickness of the fabric, 8 to 10 rubber bands could be used.

  5. 5

    Let the secured fabric dry by either placing it in a dryer or outside in the sun.

  6. 6

    Unravel the now crinkled scarf and hem the edges using scissors.

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