American Girl Flower Scarf Tutorial

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It’s been so cold lately. Even here in Texas, it’s been unseasonably cold. I used to dream of living up north with the snow and cold weather. After the taste we’ve had this winter, I’m definitely a southern girl. Give me a mild Texas winter anytime, and I’ll be happy.

Unfortunately, our American Girls weren’t prepared for the cold either.  Apart from their fleece hats, none had any other winter accessories.  I decided it was time for some things to keep these girls warm. Our first is a fashionable and warm flower scarf.

American Girl Flower Scarf Tutorial

This flower scarf tutorial is very easy.  If your daughter can hand sew a little, she can probably make this all by herself.  And, you’ll never guess what this scarf is made of.  It’s luxurious cashmere upcycled from a sweater.  So buttery soft, you’ll wish it was made for you.

American Girl Flower Scarf

I buy old sweaters at thrift stores in wool, mohair, angora, and cashmere.  I have a tote full of them.  I cut them up for all kinds of things. It’s pretty regular that I run across cashmere. Plus, the best time to buy them is right around spring and summer when the thrift stores can’t wait to get rid of all the sweaters.  I never pay more than $2.00 a sweater.


  • A wool or cashmere sweater or a fat quarter size of fleece or wool felt
  • needle and thread
  • scissors

1.  Cut a strip of sweater about 16 inches long x 2.5 inches wide.  Then cut the scarf a little squiggly, like the picture.

American Girl Flower Scarf Tutorial

2.  Cut 10 of each size circles.  There are 4 sizes – 2 inch, 1.5 inch, 1.25 inch, and 1 inch.  These do not have to be perfect circles.  I made mine very rough for an artsy kind of look.

American Girl Flower Scarf Tutorial

3.  Take 1 of the smallest circles, fold it in half and then half again to form something like a rosebud. Take the needle and thread and at the point, like the second picture, take a few stitches. Tie it off, but do not cut the thread.

American Girl Flower Scarf Tutorial

4.  Stack the next 3 sizes of circles, then insert the needle into the middle of those circles and pull the rosebud down into the middle of those circles.

5.  Fold the petals together, like the second picture, and take about 3-4 stitches, pulling tightly.  This will gather it a little like the third picture.  Now, it’s formed a flower. Don’t cut the thread yet.

American Girl Flower Scarf Tutorial

6. Insert the needle into the scarf and pull through, pulling the flower tight against the scarf.  Take 3-4 stitches from the back of the scarf like the first picture.  Now tie off and cut the thread and start again.

7.  Repeat this process 9 more times until the scarf is filled with flowers.

8.  Once the scarf is filled, try it on the doll, and she has a fashionable cashmere or wool scarf to show off.

American Girl Flower Scarf Tutorial




36 Comments on American Girl Flower Scarf Tutorial

  1. Chelsea
    February 18, 2014 at 7:40 pm (2 years ago)

    How cute! Now I just need a daughter so I can get her a doll and make her one!

  2. Tiffany Steadman-Collins
    February 18, 2014 at 8:14 pm (2 years ago)

    This is really cute. We don’t have an American girl doll but I am sure I could use this for my little sisters other dolls. Thanks for sharing:)

  3. Michelle F.
    February 18, 2014 at 11:04 pm (2 years ago)

    That is so cute. and looks really easy to do.

  4. Terin Garrett
    February 19, 2014 at 7:28 am (2 years ago)

    Isn’t that adorable?! My daughter would love this!

  5. EMily
    February 19, 2014 at 8:10 am (2 years ago)

    oh! I want one of those in my size :o) I actually just cut out a doll dress today, I hope to get it sewn soon! Pinned!

  6. Diana Rambles
    February 19, 2014 at 8:45 pm (2 years ago)

    This is adorable! Pinned!

  7. Marcie Robinson
    February 19, 2014 at 10:01 pm (2 years ago)

    such a cute scarf! So cute for little girls!

  8. Michelle Knopp
    February 19, 2014 at 11:48 pm (2 years ago)

    How pretty. I wish I had a little girl to make this for now. It would be cute on a scrapbook too!

  9. Savannah
    August 15, 2014 at 10:09 am (1 year ago)


  10. Kathleen
    August 15, 2014 at 12:02 pm (1 year ago)

    So cute!

  11. jessie
    August 15, 2014 at 12:31 pm (1 year ago)

    love it!

  12. Audrey
    August 15, 2014 at 1:08 pm (1 year ago)

    those are so cute! I will have to try and make one for my doll.

  13. Kaitlyn
    August 15, 2014 at 1:15 pm (1 year ago)

    Cute! Can you make it out of other material?

    • Stephanie Pass
      August 15, 2014 at 4:06 pm (1 year ago)

      Oh sure! You can probably make it out of any material that doesn’t fray.

  14. Amanda
    August 15, 2014 at 8:38 pm (1 year ago)

    How pretty I love those!

  15. Lisa
    August 15, 2014 at 9:25 pm (1 year ago)

    Too cute!

  16. Meghan Malicoat
    August 15, 2014 at 9:42 pm (1 year ago)

    This is so cute. I love seeing way’s I can make things with my daughter for her dolls. I can’t be constantly spending $40 on an outfit, lol.

  17. Julie
    August 16, 2014 at 9:56 am (1 year ago)

    Adorable. My daughter and I will be looking for sweaters. This will be fun for her to do with the little girl she babysits.

  18. Kylie
    August 16, 2014 at 10:20 am (1 year ago)

    This is so adorable! I need to try this!

  19. Rebecca
    August 16, 2014 at 12:32 pm (1 year ago)


  20. heather
    August 16, 2014 at 8:43 pm (1 year ago)

    This looks so adorable and a craft that I can actually do thanks for sharing I have to try this one.

  21. Tiffany DeOs
    August 17, 2014 at 1:45 pm (1 year ago)

    That is so cute!!! And not to difficult to up size! I love it.

  22. Kristy
    August 18, 2014 at 6:36 am (1 year ago)

    adorable, easy and upcycling! Love

  23. Nicole Howard
    August 18, 2014 at 7:15 pm (1 year ago)

    Looks like my 9 y.o. & I will have to learn to sew, this would look great on her AG dolls.

  24. Cheryl
    August 20, 2014 at 12:26 pm (1 year ago)

    Another beautiful project for me to work on with my granddaughter. Her American Girl dolls are going to look gorgeous.

  25. kerri hughes
    August 20, 2014 at 2:07 pm (1 year ago)

    That is so pretty I would love to make one in a purple shade

  26. Jeane Campbell
    August 20, 2014 at 3:59 pm (1 year ago)

    That makes me want to run down to the thrift store right now! So cute. Yet another project for my grand daughter and I to do for her AG dolls! Love this!

  27. June S.
    August 24, 2014 at 2:20 am (1 year ago)

    (American Girl Flower Scarf Tutorial) This looks easy enough even for me to make this pretty scarf, love it!

  28. Rebecca HM.
    August 25, 2014 at 11:39 am (1 year ago)

    This is very pretty, and with enough trail and error I think I could repeat this process. :) The pictures are very helpful too, thank you for this post and mini tutorial. Love finding new ideas and crafts I can do with my girls.

  29. Ari T.
    August 25, 2014 at 10:11 pm (1 year ago)

    What a lovely little scarf for a doll! It’s a great accessory piece, and doesn’t seem to require extensive skills and lots of fabric. Thanks for sharing!

  30. Cindy
    January 27, 2015 at 2:19 pm (1 year ago)

    Thank you. I have been saving a wool sweater for a project and this will be perfect.

  31. Char
    May 9, 2015 at 11:04 am (9 months ago)

    Oh that turned out so cute! What a great craft for girls who are just starting to sew.


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