Though I know that the weather’s not super chilly yet, I have a sneaking suspicion that it’s coming soon. Today on Happiest Camper, I am going to show you How To Make A No-Sew Fleece Scarf! I love the warm feeling of being bundled up in a scarf. I decided to make this no-sew scarf to make use of some fabric I had and to be ready for those chilly days coming! There are many ways to make a scarf(check out these infinity & cowl scarves), but one of the most popular is a no-sew method. This is done with a bit of fabric and some scissors. So, since I’m all about that no-sew style of making, I figured that this would be the best way for me to go. If you’ve been looking for a way to make your own scarf without having to sew, then this is the tutorial for you. I’ll show you how to create an adorable no-sew scarf that will keep everyone warm during the winter months! And the method for making it is going to blow your mind, it’s so easy. This project only takes about 15 minutes and can be completed by anyone with basic craft skills.
Follow these instructions closely and you might just find yourself making scarves at home all the time now! Let’s get making one if you like the idea of not having to use needles and thread all day long! LOL!
What You’ll Need:
As far as materials for your no-sew fleece scarf, you’re going to need 1 yard of fleece. It doesn’t matter if you want to use a fleece that’s double-sided or one-sided. The only drawback of using a one-sided fleece for this project is that the scarf will move and flutter sometimes as you wear it and the “wrong side” will often show. So, while you can use a single-sided fleece, you may want to use a double-sided one, just for that one fact.
As far as tools, you can pare this down to just using scissors, but if you’re like me, you want to be more precise than that, so I also grabbed a ruler and a fabric marker.
Before we get started, though, you’re going to want to think about who will be wearing this no-sew scarf. For a kind of standard scarf size my recommended scarf sizes are:
- Child 10 and under: 12-inches wide by 60 inches long (shown)
- Adult: (and children over 10) 20-inches wide by 72 inches long
That being said, though, you are more than welcome to make your scarf as long or as short as you like. It’s your scarf, of course. One thing, though, when you are estimating how long you want your scarf to be, make sure that you account for the 6-inches of length on each side (so 12-inches in total) for the fringe.
How To Make A No-Sew Fleece Scarf
Start this how-to make a no-sew fleece scarf tutorial by deciding what size you want your scarf to be. To measure the length of your scarf, if you would like something different than the recommended sizes I’ve provided, I would use a sewing measuring tape (the floppy kind) and wrap it around your shoulders and neck, like you would a scarf. Keep in mind to account for the fringe, though.
Once you have your no-sew fleece scarf size in mind, cut your fabric with clean, straight lines (using the ruler as an edge to help you) to the desired size. If you would like to add a unique edge, you can cut the edges into a zig-zag pattern by using pinking shears, but because we’re using fleece fabric, it will not unravel, so you do not have to use pinking shears or any special cutting method. Some tutorials will recommend pulling the fleece along the edges to force it to curl, but I have found that this is unnecessary and can make your fringe less stable. Additionally, with wear, the edges will curl on their own over time.
Next on this how to make a no-sew fleece scarf tutorial, once you have the edges neat and the shape of your scarf defined, cut 1-inch wide slits on each of the narrow ends of the scarf, 6-inches long. This will create your fringe. You can cut them to a more narrow width, but keep in mind that the more narrow you make the fringe, the more fragile the fringe will be and the more likely it will be that it breaks over time.
You can knot the ends of the fringe together or you can leave them loose – with fleece, the fabric will not unravel, so leaving them untied will not affect the wearability of the scarf. If you do choose to tie your fringe together, take care to not pull on the fringe pieces hard or you can pull them off or make the fringe uneven. We are about halfway through this how to make a no-sew fleece scarf tutorial!
On one side of the scarf, measure up 6-inches from the top of the slits. Cut a horizontal slit into the center of the scarf at this point, about 4-inches wide. Measure one inch higher than this 4-inch wide slit and cut a second slit of equal width. This will provide you with a loop through which you can thread your scarf. I particularly like this feature because it allows you to wear the scarf loosely around your neck, but not so loose that it flops over your shoulder and falls off.
And that’s it! Your no-sew fleece scarf is finished! You can wear your scarf right away, wash it in the washing machine (although you should check the care instructions on the fabric, of course) or put it in your car for that one day that you’re headed to work when it’s warm and then it’s freezing when you come out to head home! LOL! In all seriousness, this is a perfect project for anyone who might be looking to do something crafty without sewing, and it uses materials you might already have in your closet. Give this no-sew scarf technique a try and think about giving one as a gift! Can you imagine getting a cuddly handmade scarf from a friend or loved one? I would be so excited. So make someone’s day!
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- Cut your fabric with clean, straight lines (using the ruler as an edge to help you) to the desired size.
- Cut 1-inch wide slits on each of the skinny ends of the scarf, 6-inches long.
- On one side of the scarf, measure up 6-inches from the top of the slits.
- Cut a horizontal slit into the center of the scarf at this point, about 4-inches wide.
- Measure one inch higher than this 4-inch wide slit and cut a second slit.
- Thread your scarf through your preferred loop.
- Then it’s time to wear your scarf because it’s done!
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