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Granted, this trend is a bit of a fashion risk – but once you have dared, you do not want to miss out on the combination of warmth and style. Whether as a scarf or stole: This quilted scarf is just super adaptable, so simple outfits become true fashion statements.

All images: © Jan Schmiedel


+ Fiberfill 40 cm 150 cm
+ Nylon fabric 40 cm 150 cm
+ Cotton / wool fabric 40 cm 150 cm
+ Batting
+ Thread
+ Patchwork ruler
+ Hand sewing needle
+ Chalk
+ Pins
+ Scissors
+ Tape measure
+ Satin ribbon

DIY Quilted Scarf Steps 1 2

Step 1: Mark two pieces of 40 × 150 cm on both fabrics and cut with 1 cm seam allowance.

Step 2: Pin cut piece of cotton fabric wrong side facing the batting. Cut the batting to the same dimensions as the cotton.

DIY Quilted Scarf Steps 3 4

Step 3: Now pin the nylon fabric right sides together with the cotton and batting.

Step 4: Stitch all around the edges at 1 cm. Make an opening of approx. 35 cm on one of the narrow sides and don’t sew over it.

DIY Quilted Scarf Steps 5 6

Step 5: Carefully trim back all corners and turn the scarf to the right side.

Step 6: Iron seam allowance at the opening at 1 cm and secure with handstitching

DIY Quilted Scarf Steps 7 8

Step 7: Measure out 13 cm on both sides of the long edges, mark with chalk and stitch the two tunnels. This creates 3 tunnels each 13 cm wide.

Step 8: Unpin the open side and stuff all tunnels with filling cotton. The firmer the tunnels are stuffed, the more rigid the scarf becomes.

DIY Quilted Scarf Steps 9 10

Step 9: Finally close the openings by hand. If you want, you can sew a satin ribbon by hand as a closure.

FINISHED! Wear over or under your jacket to keep warm and stay in style.


  • Purplefan_large

    Dec 20, 2018, 07.44 PMby purplefan

    I remember a similar dressy scarf/shrug pattern from Burda World of Fashion -12/1999 or so. Puffier. However, I like what seem to be warmer fabrics in this version. But I’d apply them to the 1999 pattern for warmth. Great to see a new version of the pattern! Like the fabric combinations too.

  • Missing

    Dec 15, 2018, 10.12 PMby raeborough

    I’ve got an old 70’s puffy coat pattern. This is inspiring me to use it. I’ve been afraid of the actual quilting part. This would make a good test run. I don’t want lumpy, uneven spots.

  • Avajac_large

    Dec 15, 2018, 11.02 AMby LittleHead

    It looks like a life preserver on a boat or a plane but I like it! :)

  • Logo4957b_large

    Dec 14, 2018, 07.29 PMby jenss-1

    Great idea. Might be nice to buy an inexpensive feather/down pillow and use that as the stuffing.

  • Shoe_large

    Dec 14, 2018, 12.56 PMby SuitsMe

    Shouldn’t the Burda packaging for the batting be labeled “dressmaker’s wadding” and not “watting”?

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