Scarf tutorial: The Bubble Scarf DIY

 What an easy fleece scarf to make. Great DIy idea.As the crisp air of autumn settles in, there’s nothing quite like wrapping yourself up in a cozy scarf to stay warm and stylish. But why settle for just any old scarf when you can create a textured masterpiece with your own two hands? In this step-by-step guide, we’ll show you how to craft a DIY Bubble Fleece Scarf that will have heads turning wherever you go. Get ready to unleash your creativity and add a unique touch to your winter wardrobe! This scarf tutorial is fast fun and has a lot of texture.
You will need:
1/4 yard fleece ( or 1/2 if you prefer longer scarves – this pattern will also work with Jersey Knit)
Chalk or marking pen
elastic thread
Sewing Essentials (pins, scissors, etc.)

The DIY Bubble Fleece Scarf

Looking to add a touch of cozy charm to your winter wardrobe? Dive into the world of DIY crafting with our step-by-step guide on how to make a bubble fleece scarf! This textured masterpiece is not only stylish but also super easy to create. With just a few materials and some creative flair, you’ll be wrapping yourself in warmth and style in no time. So grab your fleece fabric and let’s get started on this fun and rewarding project!

Video tutorial here, written below.

Scarf tutorial:  The Bubble Scarf

1 – Cut out pattern to the fleece Scarf

Print up the pattern (you can get assembly instructions here – but there is not need for this pattern.)
Cut out pattern pieces.

Decide how long and wide you want your scarf to be.  You get to be the designer here.  If you want to go the supper easy route – just use a 1/4 of fleece and that ‘s all you’ll need – no cutting involved.  If you prefer longer scarves ( the shirring will shorten it a bit) you will want to sew two lengths together.

Take your circles and place them randomly on the scarf ( again you get to be the designer here) for the example scarf I mixed the sizes and placement for a more random look.  Trace the circles all along the scarf for the entire length of the scarf

2- Prepping to sew the Fleece Scarf

Wind your bobbin with the elastic thread.  You will need to do this by hand – DO NOT do this using a machine.  When you wind have a little bit of tension on the elastic so it will stay on the bobbin, but don’t pull it so tight that it really stretches around it.  Just don’t think too hard about it and wind away!

3- Shirring the circles

Then using regular thread as your top thread, and the elastic thread as your bobbin thread, trace your circles with your sewing machine, making sure that you finish off the stitching after completing every circle.  Do this for every circle ( see the “bubbles” start popping out of the fabric!).

Using a sewing machine with elastic thread, start stitching concentric circles onto the fabric. As you sew, gently pull the fabric from behind to create gathers and ruffles in a circular pattern. The elastic thread will work its magic by cinching the fabric together, forming those delightful bubbles.

Don’t be afraid to experiment with different circle sizes or spacing between them. This is where your creativity can truly shine! Whether you opt for tightly packed circles or more spaced-out ones, each variation will bring its own charm to the finished scarf.

 Once you have traced every circle you’re finished!

Download the free Fleece Scarf pattern here.

You can get a free copy of Adobe reader here. By downloading  you are agreeing to pattern terms of use. Click the picture of the pattern envelope to download the .pdf !

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  1. Mine isn’t working. Did you use a regular stitch? It’s not at all pulling the fabric into a bubble. Can you think of what I might be doing wrong?

    1. It is most likely the tension of the elastic thread on the bobbin. Try unwinding it and rewinding with less tension and see if that helps.

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