Saturday, January 14, 2017

Warm Winter Scarves That are Easy to Make

I made a few fleece scarves for some quick and easy gifts this winter.  It's not often I get to try out new crafts or have time to make something just for fun!

These scarves were quite easy to make too.  I had some leftover fleece fabric and decided to make two different kinds of scarves.



I love the warmth of fleece scarves and I thought to make them extra warm I would make them extra thick.  I cut a piece of fleece 22 inches wide by 62 inches long.  

Then I folded the rectangle in half with right sides together and sewed a straight line down both sides of the scarf making sure to start my stitch line 3" from the end and ending my stitch line 3" from the other end.  I had decided to sew the folded side as well to help the scarf hold it's shape better.  


I trimmed away any excess seam allowance and then turned the scarves right side out.


Here you can see where I left the 3" seam allowance at each end.

Using my hands I smoothed the scarf down to make one long rectangle. 



I began making cuts up three inches from each end on both the upper and lower portions of the scarf; trying to eyeball the size of my cuts and keep them somewhat uniform.  


Then I began knotting top to bottom; making a cute decorative trim and closing off the ends of the scarf. 



And just like that I was done my first scarf!


The second piece of fleece I had was not long enough to make a traditional scarf out of but it was very wide.  Thinking of some ruffled scarves I made out of t-shirts a few years ago I decided to apply that same concept to the fleece. 

I cut out 20 9" circles using a paper plate as a template.  With the 20 circles I was able to make two scarves.



Once I had all my circles cut I started cutting them into a spiral pattern.  Like this:


As you get to the end of the spiral the fleece starts to look like a thin ribbon with a bit of a curl to the edges.

Once I had each of the circles cut into little ribbon I stacked them together.  Because my spirals were not all uniform the lengths of my ribbons varied a bit.  I made sure to hold each ribbon in the middle and then mad a knot tying them all together.  


And voila! My second scarf was done!...  Spiderman was kind enough to model it for me.





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    1. Thanks, I did too; ended up "gifting" the second one to myself!

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  2. Fleece scarves are so warm. Great job on making two of them. I'm visiting from the Really Crafty link party.

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