A fleece scarf is almost a must in the Midwest winter. Seriously. They help keep wind from coming through and keep your face and neck pretty cozy. They are also super amazingly easy to make and you won’t believe it until you try it yourself. The hardest part of making these scarves is finding the right patterned fleece. Well, that or maybe just cutting straight lines…but even if they are a little crooked, it doesn’t matter. This is a NO SEW project! It’s also something that you can make your own by changing up the “pattern” to however you prefer. These make great gifts and they are a craft that an older child can participate in easily.
Step 1: Buy the fabric. You want the fleece material. I prefer the smooth stuff. It’s sturdy, easy to keep clean and easy to launder too. Children’s scarves will be around 36-48inches (depending on their height/age, they probably want enough to wrap around twice at least). For an adult, I recommend no less than 55inches and up to 60inches. For me, I love the extra length to wrap around my head and neck-so I make them 60inches. With this all said, it’s gonna be about 1/2 yard of fabric to make one child’s scarf and 1 1/2 yards for an adult… both with extra leftover to make more or make some accessories like hair ties, gloves, etc.
Step 2: Cut the fabric. Cut the fabric 7-8inches across and the length as described above. Then cut the fringes 3 inches deep and 1 inch across. Use your discretion. Want smaller fringes? Cut them smaller…No fringes? then don’t cut them.
Step 3: Wash and wear or give away.