Here’s a great way to add texture to your layered look this fall – a lace trimmed scarf. Just check out how it elevated LeAnn Rimes‘ plane-ride style early this year. We still haven’t ID’ed LeAnn’s uber romantic scarf, but we did find a lot of Valentino lace-detailed extras that may interest some of you who are into designer neck warmers. You can check them out here.
Yes, those Valentino scarves sure are ridiculously pricey, aren’t they?
If you don’t have a fat paycheck, spending over a thousand dollars on a piece will probably sound a little too sinful. So what’s a girl to do?
Well, you have two choices, you can either grab a cheaper option like the one from BCBGMaxAzria below (which is actually a pretty neat substitute); or, do a little D.I.Y..
Cooking up a lace-trimmed scarf is so easy — you seriously don’t need to be a pro sewer to be able to create one. You will however, need a sewing machine to make it look more professional so if you don’t have one, just borrow. We found this really easy-to-follow tutorial by Kinsey Mhire, a contributor of the blog, A Beautiful Mess, which is owned and authored by the very crafty and creative duo, Elsie and Emma.
To do your lace-trimmed scarf, start by grabbing the materials you’ll need — about 2 yards of fabric (you can pick one that’s silky or gauzy), a lace ribbon that complements the fabric nicely, some pins, a pair scissors, and a sewing machine.
Once you have those, start by cutting the fabric to your desired size. You can opt for a square or a long rectangle. After you’ve cut the fabric, pin the lace trim to the edges of the the fabric. Remember to fold-in the edges of the fabric twice as you pin the trim to keep them from fraying.
D.I.Y lace-trimmed scarf using 2 yards of gauze fabric and some lace trimming
Once the the lace trimmings are in place, do a classic topstitch on the pinned sections using your sewing machine. You may also add more trim throughout the scarf for that tiered or layered look, just like the way Kinsey did it.
Sewing this project won’t take more than 30 minutes. Once you’re done, you now have your uber cute and girly lace-trimmed scarf!
Kinsey Mhire models her super cute home-made lace-trimmed scarf with a neutral sweater
So what do you think? Are you up for this easy-breezy D.I.Y.?
You can shop for fabrics and lace trimmings over at Amazon. If you don’t want to deal with the hassle of having to fold-in the edges to keep the fabric from fraying, use a knitted fabric instead, like cotton spandex or modal jersey. Have fun creating your scarf!