DIY Lilly Pulitzer for Target Pompom Scarf


Unless you've been avoiding the internet, you've probably heard about the Lilly Pulitzer for Target collection that's launching on Sunday. I'm already eyeing a few dresses, tops, shorts, several of the items in the home collection...basically I want all the things. 

But as a lover and frequent wearer of scarves, I was particularly excited about the pompom and tassel scarves in the collection. After perusing the lookbook with my friend Lindsay of Shrimp Salad Circus, we decided to give this the DIY treatment! So if you can't wait for the collection to come out, or if the scarf you had your eye on sold out right away, or if you just prefer to recreate it with a different fabric, we've got you covered!

DIY Lilly Pulitzer Target Scarf - 2 Styles!

Lindsay and I have not one, but TWO, Lilly Pulitzer scarf knockoff tutorials for you to try! Head over to Lindsay's blog to learn how to create a cotton tasseled scarf, and continue reading here for a slinky pompom tutorial.

Also, extra thanks to Lindsay for taking these awesome pictures!

I've never used a sewing machine before, so I'm glad I had Lindsay to show me the ropes. If you're just getting started too, she has a helpful guide with all the basics you'll need to get started. 

For my scarf, I used:
Note: The supply list contains affiliate links, which means I could get a small commission if you buy something. It won't cost you anything extra.

1.   Cut your fabric to the desired length. I really like long scarves, so I bought a larger piece of fabric to get more length and cut it in half width-wise.

2.   Iron your fabric flat, and then fold the edges over 1/4" and press the fold with the iron. Fold over another 1/4" and press again, making sure you have crisp, smooth folds. If your fabric is extra slippery, you may need to pin it. 

3.   Sew the edges of the fabric to prevent fraying, getting as close to the edge as possible on your sewing machine. I used a zigzag stitch since this was a more slippery fabric; you could use a straight stitch if your fabric is cotton. If you pinned the fabric in place, remember to remove the pins as they approach the needle. 

4.   Line your pompom trim along one of the shorter edges (the width) of the fabric and pin it in place. Use enough pins to keep the trim secure along the edge and cut the excess off (hang on to it though -- you'll use it!). 

5.   Sew the trim in place, removing the pins as they approach the needle (don't sew over them). I used a zigzag stitch for this part, too. 

6.   Repeat steps 4 and 5 on the other short edge of the fabric using your remaining pompom trim. Trim any excess thread you may have from the sewing (unless you're really skilled at this and don't have any). 

7.   Wear your awesome DIY scarf everywhere and get lots of compliments :) 

I had so much fun doing this project with Lindsay! I learned slippery fabric is not ideal for first-time sewers, but it made me really want to try other sewing projects. 


  1. I love it I have old scarfs I wanna do this to and I will do this tomorrow morning! ILY

    1. I'm glad you like it! I hope yours turned out great!