A fleece scarf is not just an accessory you wear to be chic and stylish, it keeps you warm and cozy during the winter months. Since it is an indispensable item for surviving 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 get to 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’ll benefit from when winter comes around. So if you want to learn how to make your own double-sided fleece scarf, these are the materials and steps required for success:
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 pieces of 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, you can use any sturdy 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 the ideal measurement for a scarf.
Step 4: Pin fabric to prepare for sewing.
Pin along both sides to prepare the fabric for sewing. If this is your first attempt at sewing, it is always best to pin the fabric down to ensure that you fasten it 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 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 excited to recycle all of my unused fleece blankets into scarves. They’re so simple to make, that I can’t help but fabricate 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 even go shopping for different colored fleece fabric!
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