If you've been following my crafty adventures lately so then you already know that I love fleece. And now that I'm learning to sew well there are so many more options. (What took me so long? Honestly I've been waiting 3 years for my seamstress neighbor to give a class. I think it was worth it, there's nothing like convenience !) I made a few of these scarves for family Chanukah gifts and they were very well received.
All the boys in my son's class oohed and aahed and now they want one too! The over-sized argyle patterned fleece was a great find — a blanket that I used as yardage, and the two layers of fleece make this scarf particularly cozy. As you may have noticed, my sewing is far from perfect, but you certainly can't tell once the scarf is being worn.
- two pieces of coordinating fleece, scarf sized plus 1/2" seam allowance all around
- a working sewing machine (and by the way, if there's a sewing machine repair person in your neck of the wood that knows manual machines, you can probably pick one up for practically nothing at a thrift store, or from a relative, have it serviced and start sewing for just a small investment. And there's definitely something to be said about non-computerized machines whose chip will never fail you!)
- Place two pieces of fleece together, right sides facing each other, and pin if you like (My sewing teacher rarely uses pins and is trying to teach us to sew without pins as well! In garment manufacturing there is certainly no time for pinning, so I guess it would be wise to learn these time saving techniques as well!)
- Sew seams on both sides, leaving ends open. and turn the tube.
- Sew top seams according to photo, or however you like, stopping 3/4" from the end.
- Turn in ends of tube, pin and top sew across ends.
- You're finished!