February 13, 2012

No-Sew Fleece Scarves ~ Simple How to Instructions: Perfect for Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Gifts

No sew fleece scarf from blankets instructions.
I try to put a scarf, hat or gloves in each shoebox I send thru Operation Christmas Child.  They are also good for other shoe boxes including those for homeless shelters.  Scarves roll up nice and small to tuck inside.

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
  • scissors
  • yard stick

  1. 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.
  2. 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.


Project Four 14 said...

Love the scarves! Fleece is such a fun soft texture to include in shoeboxes :)

Cheryl said...

I agree--so cuddly. I have a bunch of these blankets and have been thinking of other goodies to make other than scarves and hats--will be so fun. Thanks for stopping by.

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