I have been finding some great, simple scarf tutorials online for my Operation Christmas Child shoebox packing and I wanted to share some of them that I have been making. Currently my goal is to make warm clothing to send to a Reservation in SD as well as for my OCC shoeboxes. This first scarf is super simple, but my fringe didn't curl as well as the original poster's. My test on scraps of another piece of fleece worked fine, I think it depends on the stretch, so yours
may vary. This is such a quick, no sew project.
1/4 yd. Fleece Fabric
- For adult & teens cut Fleece 9" by length of fleece (mine was 54")
- For toddler's size cut 7" x 35", child's cut 8" x 45", or desired size
- Cut fringe 6" long by 1/2" wide on each end (perhaps smaller fringe would be better for a shorter scarf).
- Pull fringe taut one by one and let go sharply. The original poster's illustration shows pulling upward a bit, I think I pulled mine out more straight, perhaps that would make a difference.
Tip: Purchase fleece blankets on clearance and cut into scarf lengths--children's scarves can be shorter, so smaller blankets would work fine. I have read a good average is the height of the child = length of scarf.
Threading My Way offers an ongoing link party for scarves and hats that offers lots of ideas and tutorials.
The image to the left is from my original post for a Simple, No-sew Fleece Scarf tutorial. I've made dozens of these for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.
Here is another no-sew scarf fun to do with children: No-Sew, Woven Heart Fleece Scarf Tutorial
Design and instructions copyright Simply Shoe Boxes. Please enjoy using this design for your personal use and for gift giving.