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Fleece Neck Warmer/Headband

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Since I plan on riding my bike to work throughout the winter I decided I would need something to keep my neck warm that wouldn't fall off or get all tangled up. This doubles as an ear-warming headband when my neck gets too hot; all you need to do is fold it to the desired width.

Making the neck warmer only requires a minimal amount of fleece scraps and sewing time for a practical and nice-looking product.Since it was so quick and simple to make, I made a few for my family on my flight home this Christmas!
 
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Step 1: Materials

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Materials:
  1. Fleece
  2. Needle
  3. Embroidery thread
  4. Scissors
  5. Pins
You may also choose to make this using an overlapping stitch on a sewing machine, in which case you don't  need the thread and needle.

Step 2: Prepare Fleece

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  1. Find fleece scraps that, when sewn together, are about 20-inches long and 5-inches wide, depending on the size of the head you are making it for.
  2. Trim the edges so everything looks even, and is the same width all the way around on all pieces.
  3. If you want a rounded overlapping edge make sure to put both edges of the longer piece together before trimming in order to make it as symmetrical as possible.
  4. Lay your pieces out the way you want your finished product to look and pin the pieces together.
  5. Don't worry if the edges don't match up perfectly well, it is best to wait until the end to do any final trimming.
unexpired (author) 2 years ago
The needle was easy - I just stuck it in the fabric. I didn't actually take scissors though, I used keys to cut the thread instead.
caitlinsdad2 years ago
How did you get the needle and scissors past the TSA? I do like the scalloped insert design though.
So cute, and I imagine, very soft!