Oh my goodness it's COLD!!
If you have been following me for a little while, you know that I like to make things and sew, etc....
This is an easy, easy craft and you can make these for every member in your family! I love to work with Fleece!
You can make these and there is no .... NO SEWING! Right after Christmas Hancock Fabrics had most of their Fleece on sale. They even had the really good Fleece on sale. Now you know that when you go to buy scarves ...they aren't that expensive, but! They either aren't the right color or long enough!
Well you can make these in under 30 minutes and have a custom scarf to go with your favorite outfit or your favorite coat. I'm making several for Alicia and for myself .... shoot, I'll probably make everyone in the family one!
To make a fleece scarf it is best that you use a rotary cutter but if you don't have them use your regular scissors. It is easier to cut the fabric if you have the rotary cutter and more precise. You will also need a straight edge such as a ruler or yard stick to help with cutting the fabric with the rotary cutter. I do not however have the self healing board (I plan on getting one soon). Decide how long you want your scarf to be and how wide. I bought a half yard of fabric that was 60 inches wide. I made my width 13 inches just because of the plaid stripe fell on that exact measurement. Using plaid or stripes also make it easier to get exact cuts because you are cutting on the line of the stripe.
After you have cut your fabric and trimmed the edges (if needed) you are now ready to make some cuts to form a fringe on each end. I measured 3 and 1/2 inches for mine.
The 3 and 1/2 inches came to the top of the start of the stripe on the plaid ... again making it very easy to stay accurate with my cuts.
After you have the fringes cut you want to take each piece and pull it to make it a little curly and fluffy. For photo purposes I had to use my left hand to take the photo but it does better if you hold the base of the fabric at each cut then pull it ....
What you get are these individual fluffy little fringes that make your scarf so pretty. You can see what they look like above before they are pulled .... not so pretty but you could stop there if you wanted. You can also make them curly curly by doing a snap type pull on each one and let it snap back. They are lovely and I plan on doing the ones that I am making for Alicia that way. I will also tie off the fringe on one or two of them for her.
Sorry for the color differences .... while working I was in the dining room and taking photos after in the living room so the lighting is different .... no windows in the dining room, ugh!
Do try this easy project. I know that I use that word easy alot but it truly is sooo easy to do this. And like i said I bought so much Fleece so we won't be hurting for scarves in my family!
Have a great evening and I will see you back for more Creative Ideas!
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