Reversible fleece scarf (reversible if you choose) with optional hand warmers that are made with rice. Pockets on each side that to keep your hands warm or are great to use when scraping your car windows.
Step 1: Fleece Scarf With Pockets (Optional Hand Warmers)
Fleece or fabric of your choosing (I chose 2 different colors of fleece)
Scissors or Rotary Cutter
Erasable Pen or Chalk
Cut 2 pieces 34" x 7" of each color and 2 pieces, one of each color 9" x 14".
Take one of each of your long pieces and put right sides together. Sew down the long sides.
Take your smaller pieces and put right sides together. Find the middle of the 14" side (7") and draw a line down the center with an erasable pen or chalk.
Go to your machine and with the fabric pieces still together, put your sewing foot along the edge of the line and sew down the side (do not sew on the line), then turn around and do the same on the other side. You should now have a seam on each side of the line you drew.
Now, cut down the line, you should have 2 pieces with 2 different colors on each piece when opened up.
Turn over the top of each piece to make a 1/2 inch hem. If you have fabrics that will ravel then turn over 2 times but only 1/4 inch each time.
Now take each of your smaller pieces and put them on each end of the longer pieces, right sides up. (If you want to mix it up a little, you can switch the colors around. I chose to have the paw prints on the same side and the white on the same sides). Sew across the bottom (ends) of each one.
Lay the pockets flat and sew up the middle (from bottom to top of pockets) in the seam.
Put the other side of the long pieces together (the opposite sides of where the pockets are) and sew across the ends.
Now you should have one long piece. Fold in half lengthwise making sure the sides of the pockets line up.
(You should probably pin together so they stay in place). Now sew around the outside edges. Stop near the middle and leave a gap, about the size that you hand will fit through.
Finish sewing the rest of the outer edge.
Put your hand in where you left the gap and turn right side out, making sure a pocket is on each side. I use a knitting needle and push the corners out at the ends.
You can either hand sew the gap closed or as I did on this one, top stitch all the way a round.
If you would like, you can take extra fabric and make 2 small rice bags which can be heated in the microwave. Then put them in the pockets and this will keep your hands extra warm. Do this at your own risk though! I have never had any problems and have made many.