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This diy fleece scarf is breathable, lightweight, soft to the skin, and comfortable to wear. And you don’t need to pull it over your head when putting it on. This is what makes it perfect for babies, but older kids and grown-up will love them too.
This scarf tutorial has a secret ingredient you’ll want to try out!
It’s a beginner sewing project that will neither require a lot of material nor time. Since I had a few pieces of soft fleece left from my last year’s neck warmer project (free template here), it was time to tackle a new scarf idea. It makes a great diy gift for babies and older kids.
Diy Fleece Scarf
Now, let’s make a nice little diy fleece scarf. Actually, this one was made for my toddler daughter, but you’ll want to make them in all sizes once you see the smart addition to it. First, feel free to check out the slideshow video I made for you:
Now, let’s see what supplies you’ll need.
- 2 contrasting or complimentary-color pieces of fleece, dimensions 30″ x 5″ per piece (76cm x 13cm)
- 1 piece of fleece (same color as the backside of the scarf) – 4 1/2 inch x 3 inch (12cm x 8 cm)
- ruler, scissors or rotary cutter + cutting mat
- matching thread, pins
What Scarf Size to Sew?
I’ve made this diy fleece scarf to fit a baby. You can easily adjust it to fit any size.
As you’ll see, it’s all about simple rectangles. To make it easier for you, I’ll just show you what dimensions I used:
These will work for a baby through toddler. And if an older kid happens to need a bulk-free way to protect just the neck – this is the same dimension you should go with for them, too.
But if you need to cover the chin up to the nose, I suggest you go with the neck-warmer version here:
|Updated FREE PATTERN for Neck Warmer HERE.|
How To Make A Fleece Scarf
1) Once you’ve decided on the required size, grab your scissors, or even better, a rotary cutter, and the ruler. Cut 2 main pieces, and one small strap piece. You don’t need to add any seam allowance, it’s already included. We’ll start with the small piece, the stay-put strap holder:
2) Fold it along the long side, right sides together (if you have a right side).
My piece of fleece does have a right and wrong side: I noticed it only after prewashing the fleece.
3) Turn right-side-out and move the seam to the center, like this:
5) Pin and ..
a) topstitch over it, as marked below:
or b) machine stitch by going below the strap. It is easier than it looks like, and I prefer it this way.
7) Strap attached:
8) Place the 2 main pieces right sides together:
I used a narrow zigzag stitch to keep the seam flexible.
10) Optional: you can make rounded ends instead of rectangular ones. I did, and it looked like this:
12) Notch the rounded portions, or clip corners if you left them square. This quick sewing tip will help you:
13) Turn inside out through the opening.
14) Stitch the opening close.
I usually hand-stitch it shut, because it’s easier than trying to catch the fleece layers on a machine. (And if you use the ladder stitch when hand-stitching, stitches don’t show at all.)
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