How to Make a Shawl: Easy Sewing Method for Beginners

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If you’re looking for an easy sewing project that you can do in no time, why not learn how to make a shawl? These are simple, easy to follow instructions. So start your shawl sewing project today!

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The Easiest Sewing Methods: How to Make a Shawl

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A shawl can be one of the easiest clothing pieces to sew. It’s also one of those simple pieces that create the most stylish get-up for either a man or a woman! With a piece of good fabric, a thread, and your sewing machine, you can easily create one.

The best thing about a shawl is you won’t feel bored wearing it. You can style it in different ways to make a boring, plain tee look fabulous. Wear it as a necklace, a neck wrap, or a classic pull through and more!

With its versatility, we’re sure you’ll enjoy learning how to make a shawl.

Read on and start learning right now.

What You’ll Need:


  • fabric
  • thread


Steps on How to Make a Shawl:

  1. Cut your fabric into a rectangular shape with the size that you want for the length and the width.
  2. Fold the edges once, then fold them again before pinning.
  3. Pin the fabric to hold the folded edges in place.
  4. Sew all the perimeters of your fabric to make a nice, finished edge.

Now, you have your very own fashion statement piece. Thanks to this 4-step guide on how to make a shawl.

Watch the full tutorial video on how to make a shawl here. Courtesy of eHowArtsAndCrafts:

That’s all there is to it. A versatile shawl that you can wear in so many ways. Why buy if you can make a shawl of your own?

You can even give it as a gift to your loved ones. Or turn it into a bonding activity! Teach them how to make a shawl too!

Do you have other techniques to sew a shawl? Please share them in the comments below!


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Editor’s Note: This article was originally published 0n September 27, 2019, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

2 thoughts on “How to Make a Shawl: Easy Sewing Method for Beginners

  1. Kat Lebo says:

    Misleading. The instructions and video are for a simple rectangular shawl. The photo shown in the title shot (and that shows in the internet ads) is triangular. Disappointing.

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