I keep my eye open on after Christmas Clearance sales of fleece blankets as they are much cheaper than buying the fabric by the yard--and easier in my area to purchase. They are usually 30" wide which can make for a nice number of children's scarves. Even adult scarves can be made and the per scarf price is extremely low when you pay $1.50 or $2.00 per blanket. As you can see in the picture above the blankets I purchased this year happened to be fringed already on the ends which saved me a step. Simple no-sew instructions are below.
- fleece fabric or blankets
- yard stick
- Cut fabric lengthwise: 5 to 6" across for child's and 7 - 8" for adults (I usually figure by how wide my piece of fabric is and divide it evenly). Approximate Length: young child - 35", school age child - 45", teen/adult 55". The fabric should stretch across the short end of the scarf, not the long direction.
- Fringe bottom of scarf by cutting approximately 4 to 6 inches about every 1". You can decide if you want it thinner, thicker, longer or shorter or make them all different. You can also tie knots in them, but when I did on mine it didn't look right but I have seen them done and have liked them.