February 13, 2012

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

No-sew Fleece Scarf with Fringe tutorial.  Made for Operation Christmas Childs shoeboxes.

I try to put a scarf, hat or gloves in each shoebox I send thru Operation Christmas Child. 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. 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.


Supplies:
  • fleece fabric or blankets
  • scissors
  • yard stick
Instructions:




  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.  I have read a good length for a scarf is the height of the child wearing it.
  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.
Threading My Way's ongoing scarf and had link party has lots of ideas and tutorials.


Here are two other no sew scarf patterns here on Simply Shoeboxes:
Find all of our tutorials here:  Crafting for Operation Christmas Child Index.

2 comments:

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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