I've told you that I have a gigantic remnant addiction.
We are thankful to have cousins and friends who pass on their clothes, shoes and coats to my girls. This is a huge blessing! At the same time, I do like to be able to give my girls a few little clothing items or accessories that are new . . . not just new to them. So rather than simply cutting a long strip of fleece and calling that a scarf, I decided to add a little more personality to this fleece scarf for my youngest. The best part is that it takes under 30 minutes. (Probably under 20 minutes if you aren't watching The Office at the same time.) I can already picture her wearing this around the house on Christmas morning after "opening" her stocking.
This the second of my three scarf projects. (For the button scarf tutorial click here.)
Here's what you need:
-fleece in a variety of patterns and colors
Here's what you do:
1) Cut strips of fleece 4 1/2 inches by 4 inches with pinking shears. The number of strips you will used depends on the size of scarf you are making. Cut two strips for each end of the scarf measuring 4 1/2 inches by 6 1/2 inches. This two ends will be cut to make frayed ends at the end.
2) Pin strips together. I chose to spotlight the flower fleece by layering it on top of the light blue and red. Sew together. I started using a straight stitch, but it looked to plain. So I searched for my seam ripper, (Just kidding . . . my seam ripper is right next to my sewing machine because I spend a lot of time ripping out stitches.) and ripped out the straight stitches and used a zig zag stitch instead.
3) Cut the ends of the scarf into five strips.
4) Thirty minute scarf is done!
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