Saturday, November 1, 2008

No-Sew Scarf

This is a great activity for young children and teens and costs little to make especially if you run into a good sale on fleece. I love these scarves because they are light weight, warm, and less bulky than many other scarves.

  • Find some nice fleece and purchase a piece as long as you want your scarves to be--at least one yard up to two yards.
  • Cut a length of fleece as wide as you would like your scarf to be--10-16". You may want to trim off the selvaged edge.
  • Decide how long you would like the fringe to be (5-8") and begin to cut 1/2" wide strips in each end of the scarf. To make this easier for kids, you may want to purchase a pen with disappearing ink (available at fabric stores) and mark the lines for them to cut.
  • For added fringing, I take bright colored yarn and tie strips to each piece of fleece fringe.
  • You can also add beads to the fringe or know the fringe near the scarf to add to the design.

Fleece is usually 50-60 inches wide so there is enough to make 4-5 scarves. Make some for gifts and keep one for yourself!

Have you made any other fleece projects?


Cathy Messecar said...

Wow! This makes me wnat to "not" sew a scarf. Great idea. I may try this for several friends...Cathy Messecar

Lori said...

The kids and I made no-sew fleece pillows last winter. We cut the pattern bigger than needed, cut 1" wide, 3" long fringe on both pieces and then knotted the strips from the 2 pieces together. They didn't turn out too bad but the knots were a little difficult for my age kids.

Karen said...

What a great idea, Lori! Thanks!