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.
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.
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.