let’s tie one on!

after last week’s wiww, i had a handful of requests for a little scarf tying lesson – so here we go!

oh, first a little clarification: the pictures were all taken by my girls, hence a little blur and crookedness.

my scarf is from forever 21 (last year) for $5.

i start with a nice long scarf, sides even in length.

then i wave my hands around and make some magic.  ok, maybe not, but i do make one side much longer than the other.

then i take the long side and wrap it loosely around my neck, still keeping the ends uneven.

i often leave it just like this.  or…

i tie the ends in a knot.

i like to place the knot off to the side a little bit.

voila!  but wait…

i love adding pins to my scarf – here’s a little petal pusher tucked in.

and then sometimes i even add a posy, too.

the pins even look good when i don’t make the knot.

so there you have it – my scarf tying magic!


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    Thanks for the tip!

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    I love it!! It is finally time for scarf weather and I can’t wait to wear some I got on clearance at the end of the season last year. Thanks for sharing!!

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    Great tutorial and I love the pins added to the scarf – really finished off the look!

    Mandy @ This Girl’s Life

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    Thanks so much for this! I lol’d at your magic comment :-) You must have been reading my mind because just yesterday I was trying to put on a scarf and in my head I wanted it to look like how I’ve seen you wear yours!

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    My teen girls and I have a million scarves. They make ANYTHING look rockin!

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    Love how the pins really dresses it up! do you have the two pictured in your shop by any chance?

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    I am a total scarf wearer and have not tried to tie them this way yet! Thanks for the tip! Adorable flower pins!

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    Awesome! Thank you! I just got a new fabulous scarf for my birthday and I’m never sure how to wear it. Not only does this style look cute, but also looks like it would keep me warmer (I’m always freezing cold).

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    I love it! I am definitely going to have to order some petal pushers!!!!!

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    very cute, lindsey!!

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    love scarves and love had they can take a plain everyday tshirt and jeans and spice it up with a pop of color. I also love wearing scarves since I read that it is great for camoflauging a flat chest!!! hehe

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    love it! I love wearing scarfs :)

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    Thanks so much for sharing this!! I had a grumpy old man stop me in a grocery store when I was 13 and tell me that I had no idea how to wear a scarf… and I’ve been terrified of wearing them ever since! I’ll try your way :]

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    awesome! :)

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    I love wearing scarves when our weather allows it without fear of heatstroke. Thanks for sharing your insider tips! ;)

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    wonderful … now I just need scarves. LOL I love the idea of the pins too

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    Cute! I prefer the lighter weight scarves like that one. I have one almost identical too. Being a 50 yr. old woman suffering through hot flashes and all, I have to be able to rip it off FAST when a flash comes! I also like the European tie.
    Happy day to you.

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    Oh, I like this!

    Just Better Together

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    I love that look with the petal pushers!

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    Thanks for the great photo tutorial. One of the super cutie shops Athens, GA where I went to college had a sorority scarf tying contest on their blog a few weeks back. It was great inspiration for me (as I am scarf tying challenged) even though I’m now 2500 miles away. Just thought I’d pass along the link. Looking forward to finally wearing some of the cute scarves I’ve been gifted over the years! -Meagan

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    I love the petal pushers with it…the icing on the cake!!

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    i have been scarf-intimidated…but now no longer!

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    love it. I had lots of requests last week for it too so I’ll like to you and add a few more styles {perhaps tomorrow if I can get one of my boys to hold the camera!}

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    Love the tutorial! I’m putting together a scarf post this weekend, and I didn’t even think about adding “flair”. Thanks for the inspiration!


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    My favorite for the long scarves is the slip loop. You match the ends and put it around your neck, then you pull the ends through the loop at the other end. You can put it off to the side, make the ends uneven, whatever you prefer.

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    so cute! homebased mom has some really cute scarf tying tutorials that i stole on a recent visit to st. louis. (i live in hawaii and rarely get to wear a scarf) love the flowers on them!

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    love the way you styled your scarf!

    i recently started a “flaunt it friday”. come by and see:

    peace. love. create.

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    Carol Dichmann says:

    I LOVE the scarf tip! I always just wrap and wrap and bunch. Yours looks much better! I need some more poseys! Got any new colors coming out?

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    Beautiful! It’s a really nice idea to pinch it with the broches! I love the color combination, is so sweet…

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    This really is helpful. Lots of friends accessorize with scarves and I’m just scared I’ll look stupid or that I’m trying too hard.

    I kinda stick with the scarves that keep me warm in the dead of winter and avoid the ones for accessorizing.

    Maybe I’m inspired now!

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    A. DOR. A. BLE. I make fabric accessories, too, and just started a blog. I am now going to try something that goes with a scarf. :)

    Your blog has provided me SO much inspiration…I love your use of color, your style, and your overall creativity. Keep it up — and I’m sure I’ll be featuring your goodies on my blog so I’ll let you know when I do. :)


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    Thought I would leave a scarf-tying tutorial of my own here… I’ve been using this method for years because it never comes untied or slides around while your wearing it!

    1. fold the scarf in half length-wise
    2. place it around your neck with the loop side to the right, and open end to left (or whichever way you prefer.)
    3. slide the open ends through the looped end and pull. There you have it! Place your pretty posey pins on & you’re pretty as a picture!

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    Jennifer says:

    I tried desperately on my own to make a cool scarf tie like yours, and partway through my work morning I had to Google you and go through this at my desk! Thank you for the step-by-step directions, now I can feel comfortable in my cute pleated scarf for the rest of the day!

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    Thank YOU!!!

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