Posted by: mywakingmemories | March 9, 2009

Playing Around with the Circle Scarf

Circle Scarf and Variations

I finally decided to make my own circle scarf because I didn’t want to spend the money at American Apparel. Plus, I didn’t really care for the colors they had there. So, in the end, I spent less than $10 making this piece…it’s just one yard of knit fabric. I’m planning on trying out more versions later on. But so far, I think it’s a good convertible piece.



  1. I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my own weblog and was wondering what all is required to get set up? I’m assuming having
    a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny? I’m not very internet savvy so I’m not 100% positive. Any recommendations or advice would be greatly appreciated. Appreciate it

  2. Any chance you could show a diagram or video of the grecian dress? I really like this look and I can’t for the life of me figure out how you tied it!

  3. You know I was just thinking the same thing. I am just going to go to a fabric store and just make my own.

    Good post.

  4. Thanks so much! This tutorial really helped me šŸ™‚ Hopefully you make more posts.. I reallly like this website!

  5. Just wrote a post on this! I love the circle scarf! Read it here:

  6. Oh and I love the hooded shawl!

  7. Awesome idea! I too can’t stand the ones at American Apparel, but want one of my own. I have GOT to try this! šŸ™‚

  8. How did you hide the ends that you sewed together?

    • I didn’t mind the ends, so i just did a french seam, but for something more polished, you can do a bound seam like the type you seen on jeans.

  9. What did you do about the sides of the fabric where it’s cut? Did you get it hemmed or just leave it?
    I tried finding fabric for their sheer jersey scarf but couldn’t find it. What type of knit fabric did you use to make the circle scarf?

    • I left the sides unhemmed because I just used jersey knit fabric and it didn’t fray. Look for a cotton/spandex blend.

  10. How did you turn the circle scarf into the Grecian Dress? Wouldn’t that need 3 holes (arm, neck & bottom)?

    • For the Grecian Dress, you just need to tie the top 2/3 across. So you can create 3 holes.

  11. I really like the variations you have here for using a circle scarf. I think I’m going to make a circle scarf today using your no sew instructions. Thanks.

  12. Thanks

  13. you said you made your own circle scarf. i was thinking of doing the same but didnt know how long or wide to make it. what length and width did you use? thanks imogine

    • I made it about 50″ long and 36″ wide. basically, the width of the scarf is about from your shoulders to your knees, so you can turn it into a dress. The length is enough to go around your body with about 16″ extra to get that bunched effect for dresses and such. Also, once it’s sewn together in a circle, in the single scarf variation, it should reach your hips.

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