Fold Scarves Properly
When the first chilly autumn days come around, you are probably pulling your trusty scarf out of the closet. But when you take off your scarf, don’t just toss it on a pile of dirty clothes – better fold it up! With a few basic folds and knots, it’s easy to keep your scarves from wrinkling and showing off even when you’re not wearing them.
This article will cover folding silk, wool and cashmere scarves for decorative or storage purposes. You can learn more about beauty and self-care in this article.
Spread the scarf out on a flat surface. Remove or pull your scarf out of the closet and place it on your work surface. Pull the corners until the scarf is completely flat on the surface. Fold the scarf over. Grasp the narrow edge of the scarf at one end. Fold this edge of the scarf until it lines up with the other end. Straighten the edges of the fabric so that they lie flat. To make it clearer, you need to make the scarf shorter, not narrower. Roll it up again in the same way. Grasp the folded end of the scarf. Fold it over the top of the scarf until it lines up with the open end, exactly as you did in the previous step. Roll up the same way one more time. Grasp the folded corner and fold it over the top of the scarf again. Straighten the corners so that they lie flat. When you’re done, your scarf should look like a small half-sheet of paper.
Store your scarf like this. That’s all! Now you can store your scarf in a closet, closet, pocket, or wherever you need to put it. A simple yet comfortable fold will keep the scarf clean and wrinkle-free until you want to wear it again.
Spread out your scarf. Have you ever wondered how shops manage to present their scarves and mufflers so beautifully in the window? With this folding method, you will be able to present your scarf in the best possible light, as if it were brand new. First, fully align the scarf as described above.
How To Fold The Scarf For A Shop Window
It is also important for this method to straighten out any tassels or fringe at the ends of the scarf (and keep them that way throughout the folding) so that your work will look more professional when finished
Fold in half lengthwise. When your scarf is straightened out, grab one of the long ends and fold it so that it is in line with the other end. Your scarf should now resemble one long, thin strip. Try to keep all tassels or fringes flat and straight after folding. Repeat once or twice, folding the fabric into an accordion fold. Finally, fold the scarf either backward or forward one or two more times (depending on how compact you want it to look). Change the folding direction each time to create an accordion fold. When you’re done, line up the edges of the scarf so the tassels hang straight and loosely across the corner of the fold.
This type of folding is convenient because your scarf will not only look elegant and attractive, but it is also very easy to unroll so that you can throw it on in a hurry. Fold up the scarf, leaving a hanging pigtail
Loosely fold the scarf in half. This braid-like folding is an attractive and compact way to store scarves on a simple clothes hanger. To get started, you just need to fold the scarf in half. However, unlike the above method, you do not need to align the ends – as long as there is approximately the same amount of material on each side of the fold.
Pull the ring into the folded scarf. With this folding method, you can either tie the scarf directly to the hanger, or tie it to a metal or plastic ring and then hang it on the hanger.  If you want to use a ring, get one before you start – scarf rings are available in many fashion stores and online specialty boutiques, but you can use metal connecting rings. Regardless of which ring you use, slip the scarf through it so that the ring is in the folded section before proceeding.
If you are not using a ring, simply slide the hanger between the two ends of the scarf and up to the crease. In this case, ignore all references to the ring in the remaining instructions for this method.
Twist the scarf until it is tight. Take your loosely folded scarf and twist each end in the opposite direction. After a few twists, the scarf should become stiffer, like a tourniquet. Continue twisting – you need to get the scarf pretty tight.
Most scarves are flexible enough for this fold. However, if you notice that the scarf is starting to rip or pull too tight, stop and try another folding method – you don’t want to ruin it.
Continue twisting. Once the scarf has become tight enough, it will begin to wrap on its own with each successive twisting. After a few more twists, your scarf will resemble a long, knotted, braided strand of hair. The ring should be in the crease on top of the rolled scarf – if it slips off, just slide it up again.
Tie the bottom ends together. Finally, take the two ends of the scarf and tie them with a base knot. This will keep your “pigtail” taut and twisted. Congratulations – you now have a fairly compactly folded “pigtail” with a convenient ring that you can hang on a hanger along with the rest of the scarves that you want to place there.