How to: Make a Fleece Scarf

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As the weather continues to cool off, scarves and other winter gear continue to look more and more important! Make a fleece scarf for extra comfy-coziness this winter. Here’s how:

Step 1: Measure out and mark your scarf dimensions on piece of fleece. The size is up to you, depending on if you want a long, skinny scarf, a wrap scarf, or a short cowl. A good rule of thumb is to use a scarf you already own as a template and measure according to that.

Step 2: Make sure the length of your scarf is parallel with the stretch of your fabric, and then cut it out. You don’t need to finish the edges of your scarf if you’re working with fleece. Bonus!

Step 3: Embellish to your heart’s desire. You can cut fringe in the ends of your scarf for a traditional look (just cut strips about 6 inches long into the ends. Again, no need to worry about fraying). You can also sew on embellishments to personalize your scarf.

The All the Trimmings Scarf from Ruffles and Stuff is a great way to use up any leftover trimming remnants you have in your stash, and depending on what kind of trimming you use, it can look vintage, funky, trendy, or eclectic. All you have to do is measure whatever trimming you want to use and cut it the same length as your fleece piece. Then pin it down the length of the scarf and sew it down.  That is such an easy way to embellish a scarf, and I’m definitely putting this on my list of things to make this winter!

Another fun, trendy way to embellish a plain scarf is to sew on a few ruffles. The Winter Ruffle Scarf from Blue Cricket Design is a good example of this, with tiers of ruffles along the ends. You can also sew ruffles perpendicular to the grain of the fleece, or along the entire length of the scarf. When it comes to ruffles, anything goes!

Buttons, pom-poms, ric-rac, scrap fabric, ribbons, and other notions can also spice up a plain fleece scarf. Or you can play with different fleece color combinations to make a striped scarf to match your winter coat or mittens!

Making a fleece scarf is such a fun, easy winter project because the scarf is as easy as cutting out a rectangle of material, and you can embellish them to your heart’s desire.  Make a fleece scarf this winter to ensure that neither your neck nor your sewing machine ever gets cold.

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