Do you love wearing cute and practical accessories but hardly know how to sew a straight stitch? Then you simply must try out this easy tutorial! Today, I'm showing you how to make a double layered reversible neck warmer in two colors. It will keep you and your kids super cosy and warm all winter long. It's an easy, super quick project, and a great solution for those who don't like wearing (uncomfortable and bulky) traditional scarves. Check it out!
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If you have never yet made a soft cuddly cowl scarf yet, raise your hand! Me neither. And even with the winter (hopefully) soon coming to an end, I've decided it was high time I make one. So easy, so quick! One of those perfect easy projects for beginners! Not to mention I had bought all the fabric required for the project ages ago!(aka last year) Time for a stash busting project then.
This easy beginner sewing tutorial will teach you how to make a warm and cozy reversible fleece neck warmer.
Does you child refuse to wear a scarf because it adds too much bulk around the neck? Here's a great solution for those who don't like wearing (uncomfortable) traditional scarves.
- 2 pieces of felt, the largest size requirement is 25" x 9" per piece (64cm x 23cm)
- matching thread
It is one of the easiest sewing projects I've so far posted about. Have some fleece leftovers from a previous sewing project? Good! Grab two pieces and let's go!
Reversible Fleece Neck Warmer - Template
As you'll see, it's all about simple rectangles. To make it easier on you and to prevent the guessing game, I've tested a few sizes and chose what worked best for me and my children.
Choose one of these three sizes:
TODDLER (1T - 3T): 21" x 7" (53cm x 18cm) = FINISHED size DIAMETER 10" (25cm)
CHILD (4 yrs-10 yrs) 23" x 8" (59cm x 20cm) = FINISHED size DIAMETER 11" (28cm)
TEEN + ADULT: 25" x 9" (64cm x 23cm) = FINISHED size DIAMETER 12" (31cm)
And here's a simple template for you to visualize the numbers (not 100% to scale!):
Reversible Fleece Neck Warmer - Steps
1) Once you've decided on the required size, grab your scissors and the ruler. Cut 2 pieces of the selected size. You don't need to add any seam allowance, it's already included.
Stretch direction is important here! Take care to cut the pieces so the material stretches most in the direction marked on the above image.
3) Then stitch along the long sides using a 3/8 seam allowance and a stretchy stitch (a simple zigzag will be just perfect!)
4) This is how your neck warmer looks like now - a long tube. Trim the seam allowances if required.
5) Pull one end of the tube into another one, keeping the right sides together, like this:
6) Sew around the short end, leaving an opening for turning.
9) You've just made a soft and warm - and unique - neck warmer. Yey!
Later on, I also made one additional neck warmer using one piece of fleece and one piece of soft jersey. Actually, I still prefer the double fleece version. Soo soft!
As you see in the photo, the smallest one is the toddler size, the blue-and-yellow one is mid size (4yrs to 10 yrs), and the largest one is for me. I quickly modelled it against my partner's chin, and can confirm that this size will work for any adult.
It will keep you and your kids warm all winter long! Since winter is (hopefully) coming to an end soon, I was thinking whether I should just fast forward to Christmas sewing? It's so easy I just might.
Oh, and one thing more! I submitted this tutorial to a site I really really love for free sewing tutorials, and they were ready to feature it like immediately. So let me brag a little and say my 3-size neck warmer tutorial is on AllFreeSewing too! Yey!
You might also want to check out other tutorials posted on their site if you haven't yet. I can guarantee you won't run out of easy beginner sewing projects for the rest of your life!
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