This easy free scarf tutorial will show you how to make this scarf in minutes.
1/2 yard fleece
rotary cutter and mat
Download the free pattern here, tutorial below.
1 – Cut out pattern
Print up the pattern (you can get assembly instructions here)
Cut out pattern pieces. If you are doing a color block pattern cut out each piece – if you are doing one solid color follow rotary directions.
While you’re at it why not make a matching hat? Get the free pattern and tutorial here.
Rotary cutter – Trim off the ends of the fabric. Then fold fabric in half (I like to stick my ruler in to get a straight crisp line.
Cut your half yard of fabric in half.
Decide on the length of the scarf you want. I like a longer scarf so I am going cut one of my pieces in half and sew to the other piece (making it roughly 75 inches in length) using a .5 seam allowance.
If you are making a color block scarf sew all your pieces together with a .5 seam allowance.
2 – Sew the ends
Because you are working with fleece, turning the edges under and sewing is optional. I do recommend turning the ends of the scarf under .5 inches and sewing along the edge of the fabric with a zig zag stitch. You can sew all the way around the scarf – but the edges are going to curl in so it really won’t be worth it.
3 – Shirring – the fun part!
If you are making a color block scarf – you already have seams where you will be shirring. If you are making a solid scarf you will need to mark with a line where you want the gathers to take place – roughly about 15 inches apart.
Next shirring! You will need to take your elastic thread and HAND WIND it around your lower bobbin, lengthen your stitch sand loosen your tension. I STRONGLY recommend testing this out on a fleece scrap before you try this on your scarf. (Still not comfortable or confused? For a more in depth tutorial on shirring go here.)
Using the edge of your machine foot as a guide, sew four line across your fabric. repeat at each of the seams/ marks on your fabric. You’re finished!