Introduction: Easy, Warm Fleece Scarf
This scarf is super easy to make. It requires no sewing. The end result is a fluffy, soft, cute, and warm scarf. This scarf is also very customizable as well. Another great thing about this scarf is it can be made with scrap pieces of fleece as well. If you do not have a piece quite as long as you would like the scarf to be you can always use a couple smaller pieces and knot them together securely to make your core then finish the project normally.
Fleece- about a yard. (The fleece I bought was pre-cut to a yard and a half, but I had a good bit left over.)
Tape measure, optional
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Step 1: Gather Your Materials
Gather all the materials you will need for this project. If you want all your strips to be the exact same size and width then you may want to use a tape measure. I just eyeballed mine. I wanted it to be as simple as possible to make it easy for just about anyone to do.
Step 2: Cuttin' Up >_<
Cut your core piece. This is the long piece that all your strips will be tied around. I cut about a 1 1/2 inch wide piece the entire length of the longest side of the fleece. Once you cut it you can drape it around your neck and decide about how long you want it and cut it to that length, then tie a fat knot (double knot) in both ends. You can also leave one end un-knotted and wait to cut it to the desired length after you have all your strips tied.
Note: The fleece will stretch as you go, especially if you are tying your knots tight, but different brands and types of fleece may have more or less stretch than others so I recommend cutting it to the desired finished length you want first. Then once you have added enough strips to the length you want, knot the end as close to the last tie as you can get, then cut off any excess length due to stretching, leaving a tail about the same length as your ties.
Step 3: Time to Strip
Cut all your strips, or enough to get you started. I ended up using about 150 strips that were about 1 1/2 wide, by about 7 inches long to fill my 77 inch scarf. I only single tied my strips to the core. If you want to double tie, I would add another inch on your length of your strips.
Step 4: Tying It All Up
Now, begin tying your strips onto your scarf, sliding the first one down to the knot you made at one end of your core strip. Repeat with each additional strip pushing each tie into the one before it and continue until your scarf is as long as you want it. When your are satisfied with your scarf, tie a knot in the end you just finished up, if you haven't already, making sure it is snugged up to your last tie on. If your scarf is as long as you want it and you find that your core has stretched more than you thought and you still have excess, no worries. After securing your scarf with your final knot, just snip off the excess, leaving a tail about as long as the tie fringes.
Step 5: Fluff and Go
Lastly, fluff up your new scarf, twisting some of your tie fringes till you are satisfied with how it looks. Wrap up and enjoy its cozy warmth.
P.S. You can also pat yourself on the back. Not, that the project was oh so hard, but just because you did it.
Step 6: Notes:
Remember this can be done with scrap fleece as well, just cut enough pieces to make it as long as you want and knot the pieces together, then continue as normal.
Remember to add an extra inch if you want to double knot your ties.
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