1/16/12

A Pull Thru Fleece Scarf

Today I made a fleece pull thru scarf with fringed ends. I found the inspiration for this scarf at diystyle. My scarf is longer and has fringe embellishment, but the basic idea is the same. This is a super easy scarf to make, and there are so many possibilities for different looks.


What you will need:
1/2 yard fleece fabric
1/2 yard fringe
Thread to match

My directions are going to be slightly different than for the diystyle scarf. On their site they used 1/4 yard of a solid color fleece and 1/4 yard of a print for the scarf, so that each side was different. I decided to make mine all one color, so I needed 1/2 yard of fabric. The diystyle directions were for a scarf 40 inches x 8 inches, but since I wanted a longer scarf, here's the way I made mine:

My fabric was 60 inches wide and I wanted to use the whole width for the scarf. I folded the fabric in half across the width, and trimmed the edges evenly to 8 1/2 inches (folded width). This is going to make my scarf 60 inches x 8 inches.


Then with the right sides together, I pinned the fringe inside the two pieces, then stitched around the outer edge with a 1/2 inch seam. Leave about a 4 inch opening to turn. Press, and stitch the opening closed by hand.

Then fold the scarf in  half lengthwise and also find the center back of the scarf.

Mark the center back and the lengthwise center with pins.

From the center back measure down 9 inches and mark one side with a pin.

Then from that mark, measure down 3 more inches and mark again, also mark the lengthwise center between the two pins.

Unfold the scarf and stitch through all the thicknesses, using a straight stitch, 1/8 inch away from the center line all the way around, forming a "box".

It will be a narrow 3-inch rectangle after it is stitched.

Use a sharp pair of scissors to cut the slit open, then pull the finished scarf end through the opening, amazing how it works.






This pull-thru scarf is soft, cuddly, and simple to make.



11 comments:

  1. There's nothing better than something chic that also keeps you warm!

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  2. How clever! I really like that you can slip the ends through the hole so you don't lose your scarf. I bet you'll feel warm and toasty in your stylish new scarf too. Thanks for linking up to the Your Cozy Home Party!

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  3. I've never heard of a pull through scarf. What a clever idea. Yours looks very pretty and I know the fleece must be warm and soft.

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  4. What a great tutorial, Anita! I love your fleece scarf.

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  5. What a great scarf! Maybe I can get my daughter to try it out (since I'm scared of sewing machines). But I love that she could go get what pattern she likes and make her own instead of spending a jillion dollars on the store ones. I found you on my sisters' linky party at junkintheirtrunk.

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  6. I've made a lot of fleece things but I just love the fringe and pull through! I'd love for you to link up to my new Thematic Thursday meme. The theme this week is Winter and this would be a perfect addition. I'm a new follower now!

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  7. Very cool. Pinning this to make in the winter :)

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  8. Love it! So fun!

    I host a weekly linky party every Sunday and would love for you to share your awesomeness :)

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  9. Love it...love the fabric.
    Great job.
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  10. Oh.my.goodness! You are definitely a woman after my heart. I have soooo many jungle print clothes. This would look perfect on me too. ha It is just gorgeous!

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