How to Make a Dress Sash Tutorial

How to make sashes and handkerchief scarves. Sewing Tutorials

Hey all, today I’m over at Riley Blake Designs sharing how to make quick and easy dress sashes as well as these 10 minute handkerchief scarves. The are both such fun accessories perfect for adding a little pop of color and splash of interest. Head over there to learn more about the dresses I made too!


Loads of AWESOME Scarf Tutorials

There’s just something great about a super cozy scarf.

DIY Scarf tutorials for the whole family. Lots free sewing patterns for cowls, scars and other neck warmers.

Here are a bunch of great scarf tutorials. From cowls to hooded scarves, handkerchief scarves for babies to infinity scarves for adults there’s something for everyone in the family. The best part is that scarves are super fast projects so all of these come together crazy fast and are perfect for those new to sewing!

As I add more scarves to my blog this post will automatically update so feel free to pin it and come back to see what is new. When you hover over the image you will be able to see the title of each post or just click the image to be taken to the scarf tutorial!

I’ll be adding some of my favorite scarf tutorials from my friends and other creative folk too so make sure you save this and check back in for updates.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Recipes and Crafts


My Harry Potter dreams are coming true. More Wizard World stories! To celebrate the new movie I’m sharing a ton of fabulous Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Crafts and Recipes.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Party ideas, recipes, crafts and other DIY tutorials

I’ve joined up with a bunch of friends to share some great new DIY projects perfect for celebrating the new Fantastic Beasts movie see the links to all of them at the end of this post. My contribution was this fun Fantastic Beasts inspired Square Skirt and my I Want to Be a Wizard Scarf, inspired by the No-Maj (muggle) Jacob at the end of the trailer.SO fun Fantastic Beasts and Where to find them DIY Crafts and Recipe ideas including full scarf and skirt sewing tutorials. Harry Potter.

Both of my projects are insanely easy, actually just one small bit of sewing for each.

I Want to Be a Wizard Infinity Scarf Tutorial

See the full video tutorial above or for a written version see these two posts: how to make a knit infinity scarf and how to use iron-on vinyl.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Skirt Tutorial

Fantastic beasts and where to find them inspired skirt. Quick sewing tutorial. Harry Potter love!!!

I had hopes of making a video tutorial for this too but my computer was being wonky so I will have to add that later. Check out my Square skirt tutorial for step by step instructions and pictures of how to make a basic square skirt. After that all I did was cut out different creatures in Cricut design space out of Iron-on vinyl and I ironed it onto the bottom edge of my skirt. If you’ve never used iron-on vinyl check out my step by step how to use heat transfer vinyl tutorial or just watch the scarf video above!

The World of Harry Potter comes to America with Fantastic Beasts so it's time to represent the new school with Ilvermorny House Shirts! | The Love Nerds

Harry Potter: Ilvermorny House Shirts

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Butterbeer Poke Cake | Sugar & Soul

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Butterbeer Muddy Buddies | Hey, Let’s Make Stuff

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Magical Harry Potter Ornaments | Simply Made Fun
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Newt Scamander Suitcase Bag | The Benson StreetFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Butterbeer Cupcakes | Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Wizard Wands | Life CurrentsFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts Scarf and Skirt Tutorials | Rae Gun RamblingsFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Butterbeer Macarons | Kid’s Fun Review

Also don’t forget about these other goodies!

Best resource for all things Harry Potter! Party ideas, tutorials, printables, sewing projects, recipes, book lists, shirts and so much more

Hundreds of Harry Potter inspired Tutorials and Recipes

Can't wait for Fantastic Beasts and Wear to Find them. THese Harry Potter creature inspired tutorials are perfect

Lots of Projects inspired by the Fantastic Beasts of Harry Potter

Easy DIY Bunny Costume and Easter Outfits

Some of my favorite creations have been made at the very last minute. This cute bunny costume is definitely one of them.

Love this easy bunny costume tutorial. Great fast sewing project for Easter or Halloween.

Last Easter I was running behind with everything and all of a sudden the church Easter egg hunt was the next morning. Luckily my fabric hoarding self had everything I needed on hand to make a cute little bunny outfit for my little bunny err bear.

Sweetest bunny costume and only takes 1 hour to sew. Fun for Easter, Halloween or just a cute hat during colder months.

I am especially in love with the little bunny outfit because it reminds me of one of our favorite books I Am A Bunny by Ole Rison and Illustrated by Richard Scary. We discovered it around Easter last year but it has stayed a favorite! It is the sweetest tall board book. I love the story and so does Teddy.i am a bunny fabulous book for little ones for Easter (or really all year around). Plus easy DIY bunny costume

Last year Teddy was just under 1 year old when I made it and I did the smallest size of the All in One Hooded Scarf PDF pattern (so I had immediate access gotta love digital patters!). This is the same pattern I used for Teddy’s crocodile hood for our Naked and Afraid costumes last Halloween. He is still comfortably wearing the hood now at 2 years old. The sizing is pretty generous which works great for a hood but just in case you want a more fitted look you might want to compare a the pattern piece to a hood your kiddo is wearing now before picking your size.

1 hour DIY bunny costume. Easy sewing project for Easter, Halloween, or just a cute anytime hat.

Make A Simple Bunny Costume

Just cut up the pattern and sew according to the pattern. It’s very easy. And to make more of a caplet like I made just add one button and buttonhole at the top corners instead of the two down the front that is shown in the pattern directions. For the bunny tail I made a little circle pattern by tracing a circle from a glass (you could totally free hand it). Then I cut a circle of fleece and safety pinned them onto Teddy’s pants. If you want more of a poof style you could make a large pom pom out of matching yard.

I need this baby bunny hat. 1 hour sewing project good for Easter, Halloween, or any time sewing.

We get comments on this sweet little hood every time Teddy wears it. And I just think Teddy looks SO stinking cute in it so I put it on him all the time. He wears the hood down sometimes while we’re in a store and when we’re about to walk back outside I tell him to “bunny up” to keep his head and ears warm.

1 hour DIY baby bunny hat and tail. Such a cute costume for Easter, Halloween or any time with the hat.

And while I’m sharing last year’s Easter creations I thought I’d share the official Easter outfits. That I made everyone. If you’re still hoping to whip up some festive outfits these are great ones that can be made really fast at the last minute. Ask me how I know ;)

Cute handmade Easter outfits for all the kids. Sewing patterns used listed.

What I used for everyone’s outfits:

Made this bunny outfit the morning of our Easter egg hunt. Little one wears the bunny hat all the time. Easy 1 hour sewing project.

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10 Minute Holiday Handkerchief Scarf Tutorial

These scarves are the best! Easy 10 minute toddler scarf tutorial. Great Christmas gift ideasLet’s be honest boy’s clothes for the most part is a bit more demanding than a quick elastic waist skirt I can whip up for the girls. But I really wanted something comparable that I could use the fun holiday fabrics and this was just perfect. I have come to really love this scarf because it sews together super fast, keeps my wild Teddy’s neck cozy even when he ditches his hat, and it’s cute!

Adorable DIY christmas handkerchief scarf tutorial

To make your own Christmas handkerchief scarf all you need is a fat quarter (1/3 yard) of fabric and fleece if you’re buying it new or just some scraps if you have some laying around. This fits great on my almost 2 year old. And I can button it around my neck but if I was making my own I would either make the 20 inch edge longer or just cut a curve in the 20 inch edge for comfort. But this size would probably fit most toddlers and elementary kids fine.

We love these DIY scarves. Easy to make and keeps the toddler warm. Great 10 minute sewing tutorial

What you Need

  • Christmas fabric 10X20 inches (make sure the design is facing the right way when your piece has the 10 inches vertically and the 20 inches horizontally)
  • Fleece or some other warm fabric 10×20 inches
  • Button

What to Do

  1. Fold your fabric in half so you have two 10×10 squares. Cut the edge diagonally so that you have two triangles that are 10 inches tall (the point will be in the center) and 20 inches wide on the top edge. If you’re using a larger print or one with a direction make sure to have your fabric with the point pointed down. And feel free to shift how you cut your fabric initially to get the best placement of your design. You want most of the action to be in the bottom half of the triangle (I wish mine was just a tiny bit lower).
  2. With right sides together sew your Christmas fabric to your fleece leaving about an inch space to turn your scarf right side out. I like to leave my space in the middle of one of the straight edges.
  3. Turn right side out. I find a loop turner is super helpful for this task but you can do this many different ways. If you aren’t familiar with a loop turner it’s like a magic wand for sew-ers you can see it in action here.
  4. Iron.
  5. Top stitch around all edges making sure the gap is folded under and sewn closed.

10 minute DIY Christmas baby scarf tutorial

Super easy right!?

super easy 10 minute DIY handkerchief scarf tutorial

Now my little guy will have a fun scarf to match his cousin holiday skirts!

I first shared this tutorial at Design Dazzle as a part of her fun Christmas Wonderful series on 12/12/2015

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Holiday Handkerchief Scarf for Christmas Wonderful

Holiday handkerchief scarf 10 minute tutorial

Today I’m super excited to be hanging out at Design Dazzle for the Christmas Wonderful series. I’m sharing how to make this super cute and FAST Holiday handkerchief scarf. It’s the perfect fast sewing project for making something festive for the littles and unlike my normal holiday go-to skirt, it works for the man folk too ;)


Hop over and see how you can make your own fun Christmas scarf in just 10 minutes! P.S. I love Teddy’s face it’s clearly says “fine I’ll stand here but this lollipop is barely enough to keep me here”

10 minute christmas scarf sewing tutorial

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Happy Hunger Games Katniss Cowl, Tick Tock Shirt and Free Printables

Katniss Cowl and Hunger Games Tick Tock Shirt

Eep when I checked my mailbox I was so excited the Happy Hunger Games posts for today are Ah-mazing. I’m just in love! First up Kelley from Casa Crafty who also joined us for the Harry Potter party. If you missed that she made the most incredible Harry Potter spell book and magic set, no really you must see it!  For today’s post she made an awesome version of the now famous Katniss Cowl. Okay isn’t it gorrrrrrgeous! Not just that but she make a cool Tick Tock shirt too! Click over to see better pictures and learn how she made both. Also she has the image she used for the shirt available so you can make your own shirt or even use it as a printable.

Free Hunger Games Printable

Rachel also is sharing a Hunger Games Quote printable today. I just love the quote she used! You can get the 8×10 printable on her site. I think it would be so fun to have quotes all over the walls or just to use it for a Hunger Games party. While you are visiting R & R Workshop make sure you check out her Kid”s Chore Chart, it’s brilliant!


And don’t forget about the giveaway!
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Collar Cozy Tutorial

Super cute variation on the scarf would be a great gift idea - Rae Gun Ramblings

Today I’m over at Skip to My Lou as part of the Bake Craft Sew & Crochet Along. I am sharing a Big Bow Ear Warmer Tutorial that I’m wearing with my collar cozy below, the gift ideas perfect for holiday gift giving. In fact, you won’t want to miss all the handmade gift ideas!

sewing giveaway

I have joined over 100 bloggers to share some amazing homemade gift ideas.

Collar Cozy and Ear warmer headbands great gift ideas and super fast and easy tutorials at Rae Gun Ramblings

I’m sharing the headband tutorial over at Skip to My Lou but I thought it would be fun to do a two for one and share a fun neck warmer tutorial here also. So you get two great quick gift ideas today :) And don’t forget about the giveaway at the end.

How to make a collar cozy - Rae Gun Ramblings

Collar Cozy Tutorial

What You Need

  • Fleece 22×18 inches
  • Quilting Cotton 22×18 inches

What to Do

  1. Cut your  fabric across the diagonal. Then with right sides together sew the short edges together. Repeat for the fleece.
  2. Open up and put two fabrics right sides together. Sew around all the edges leaving a small hold to turn the pieces right side out.
  3. Turn right sides out and iron. Iron the edges at the hole under and sew closed.
  4. On one end add a 1 inch button hole.
  5. Thread the other end through the button hole and you’re good to go!

Cute spin on the scarf. Super quick and easy tutorial at Rae Gun Ramblings

So fun right? And it’s just the right about of extra warmth without taking up too much room in your bag if you end up wanting to take it off!
How to make a cute alternative to a scarf a collar cozy (great gift idea) Rae Gun Ramblings

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Shawl Style Knit Nursing Cover Tutorial

 A nursing cover that doesn't come off or flash you to the world. Super quick and easy to make too! Tutorial at Rae Gun Ramblings

I knew I wanted a nursing cover for when Toasty comes but I couldn’t get over the fact that I’ve watched so many friends make beautiful nursing covers that get abandoned a few months in because their kiddos are intent on flashing their boobs to the world. They end up going out less, camping out in a private room, or heading to the bathroom while out.

The best nursing cover ever. Flailing baby proof, and super easy to make and wear. Tutorial at Rae Gun Ramblings

But Daniel and I work from home all day so after we get over the sleep deprivation I don’t want that to be my fate. We need to still be able to go out. I know some people are cool going coverless but I’m just not comfortable with that for myself. I’m so excited to share my shawl style nursing cover tutorial. Not only is it really hard for babies to flash but it doesn’t scream to the world “Hey I’m pulling out my boob over here”.

Knit nursing cover tutorial. Stays on and is quick and easy to make at Rae Gun Ramblings

This tutorial is SO easy. In fact you just have to sew ONE line. Yup that’s all. I based my tutorial off of this one but I actually prefer different measurements and found the instructions to be hard to follow and have confusing unnecessary steps.

Shaw style knit nursing cover tutorial at Rae Gun Ramblings

  1. Start with a piece of knit (stretchy) fabric 30 inches by about 60 inches wide. If your fabric isn’t quite 60 inches it should still be fine as long as it’s longer than 50 inches.
  2. Fold the fabric in half so it’s 30 X 30.
  3. On one of the sides mark the half way point (15 inches) and pin from the open edges just so the fabric stays in place.
  4. Sew from the open edge towards the fold 15inches. I used a lightening/stretch stitch but if your machine doesn’t do that a straight stitch should work fine.
  5. Now you’re done. Slide your head into the opening and the “fold” goes down one arm and the stitched edge goes down the other. It will resemble a cowl neckline poncho when on!

Easy modern nursing cover that won't come off, flash, and looks stylish. Instructions at Rae Gun Ramblings

Feed your stuffed Charlie Brown doll if you’re human baby isn’t here yet or real baby with confidence!

I love this nursing cover. Stays on, stylish, conspicuous and super fast and easy to make. Tutorial at Rae Gun Ramblings

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10 Minute Infinity Scarf Tutorial Christmas Tartan Style

The following post is apart of Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft stores Celebrate the Season campaign. I received compensation for this post but all opinions are 100% my own and I’m excited to share! #fabulouslyfestive

 Infinity Scarf Tutorial two ways. Use 1/2 yard for one scarf or a full yard for 2 at Rae Gun Ramblings #fabulouslyfestive

I’m not usually much of a plaid girl but a red Tartan during winter just screams Christmas to me. When I was trying to figure out what to wear to Freshly Picked’s Lumberjack party I thought a Tartan scarf would be just the trick. I found some perfect homespun Tartan fabric at Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts and today I have a super easy 10 minute infinity scarf tutorial that is perfect for last minute gifts or to make your own fabulously festive accessory.

 Infinity Scarf Tutorial. Make a cute infinity scarf in just 10 minutes with half a yard of fabric - Rae GUn Ramblings #fabulouslyfestive

You can use any type of fabric to whip this up. Kind of like my favorite cowl tutorial this is one of those projects that are perfect for gift giving since you can cater it to pretty much any type of style. Make it out of a thin flowy print to be worn in warmer climates and months or something as heavy duty as flannel or wool for cooler weather needs.

Infinity Scarf Tutorial Step by step instructions for how to make an infinity scarf out of just half a yard of fabric - Rae Gun Ramblings #fabulouslyfestive

I don’t intend to be confusing but I want to give you two options today. The only difference is a seam and how you cut the fabric. You can either use 1/2 yard of fabric and make 1 scarf or 1 full yard to make 2 scarves. The scarves will be slightly different sizes depending on which method you use but both great scarves. The one pictured here uses the 1/2 yard method.

1/2 yard Fabric Method

  1. Cut your fabric in half so that you have two pieces each 9×44 inches. If you’re using fabric that is a little wider or slimmer than 44 inches it will work fine no need to cut more.
  2. Sew the short end of one piece to the other to form one long piece of fabric.
  3. Fold in half lengthwise with right sides together (making it skinnier) and sew along the full length.
  4. Turn right side out and fold one end under and iron.
  5. Tuck the other end in to the folded tube and pin. You should have one big loop.
  6. Sew closed and you’re good to go.

1 yard Fabric Method.

  1. Cut your fabric in half so that you have two pieces 22 x 36 inches.
  2. Fold in half lengthwise with right sides together (making it skinnier) and sew along the full length.
  3. Turn right side out and fold one end under and iron.
  4. Tuck the other end in to the folded tube and pin. You should have one big loop.
  5. Sew closed and you’re good to go.

 10 Minute Infinity Scarf Tutorial. Great beginning sewing project - Rae Gun Ramblings

Thanks so much to Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts for generously offering a 50% off coupon for me to share! Also be sure to check out their awesome collection of fun holiday projects.

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