A fleece scarf is not just an accessory you wear to be chic and stylish, it keeps you warm and cozy in the winter months. Since it is an indispensable item to survive a chilly day, learn how to make your own here!
Fleece Scarf Tutorial: The Easy Way to Make A Scarf
Making your own fleece scarf is exciting and fun as you choose your favorite color, patterns, and prints. You even experiment with color combinations too! Just like knitting and crocheting, sewing fleece scarves is a great pastime and one that you’d benefit from come winter time. So if you want to learn how to make your own double-sided fleece scarf, these are the materials you’ll need as well as the steps you need to follow.
What You’ll Need:
- rotary cutter mat
- rotary cutter
- 1 yard of fleece
- black thread
- ballpoint pins
Here are steps!!!
Step 1: Cut the selvage part.
The first thing to do is to cut off the selvage part of the fleece. Many dressmakers and tailors consider the selvage unusable.
Step 2: Position on the fabric on top of each other.
Place the two pieces on top of each other with the right sides facing together. If you don’t have a cutting table yet (or have no plans of getting one), you can just use any sturdy table like your study table, office table, or dining table.
Step 3: Cut your scarf.
Now, it is time to cut your scarf. Cut a 13 by 60-inch piece out of the fleece. This is an ideal measurement of a scarf.
Step 4: Pin fabric to prepare for sewing.
Pin along the two sides to prepare the fabric for sewing. If this is your first attempt at sewing, it is always best to pin the fabric for an obvious reason–to fasten the fabric firmly. Also, the right way to use the pin is to face the point toward the center of the cloth and the head should extend over the edge of the fabric.
Step 5: Sew a zigzag stitch.
You can now start sewing the fabric together using a zigzag stitch. Start 4 inches in and stop 4 inches before the end. Another thing to consider here as you sew the fabric together is to make sure to remove the pin before the needle reaches it.
Step 6: Cut the fringes.
Cut the fringes with the ruler and rotary cutter. The strips should measure 1 inch wide by 4 inches long. Fringing is not just a final aesthetic touch in your scarf, but it is also a good way to secure the whole fabric.
Step 7: Turn the fabric.
You’re almost done with your double-sided fleece scarf. The next thing to do is to turn the scarf right side out.
Step 8: Tie the knots.
Start making the knots. Take the two sides of fringe and then loop it over in through the hoop. Once you have a knot, push it upwards to tighten it further.
Once all the knots are tied, you now have your double-sided fleece scarf! This is what it should look like.
Watch the full video tutorial here from OnlineFabricStore.net:
I don’t know about you, but I’m getting all the fleece blankets we’re not using anymore and will turn them into fleece scarves within the week. They’re so simple to do that it’s practically mandatory that I make one for each member of the family! And since the chilly winter weather is upon us, it’s a good idea to stock up on these scarves. I might just go shopping for different colored fleece fabric later too!
Do you have other techniques to make a fleece scarf? Please share them in the comments below!
Editor’s Note – This article was originally published in March 2016 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.