For Christmas this year I decided to do something different for presents. Since I love having experiences as opposed to saving, I basically came to a realization that I had no money to buy anything for my family for the holidays. I could easily give them a custom illustration, but that doesn’t always work with the guys in my family. Since I work at a fabric company and am allowed to take fabric home with me I decided that everyone was getting NFL Scarfs. I’m lucky to be able to spend ZERO dollars on the whole thing, but the best part is that they will actually wear them! I highly suggest this as a gift in the future. The directions are easy to follow and allow for so much customization with fabrics. I used Fleece and Cotton recommended, but you can easily use all chiffon if you wanted a lighter version. Below are the directions and there are no patterns needed!
Supplies and Tools:
- 3/4 yd. Fleece
- 3/4 yd Cotton for Lining
- Thread to match
- Sewing Machine
- Basic Sewing Supplies (I.E. Pins, Scissors, Needles)
- Fabric Chalk or Marking Pen
- For the Fleece: Using a ruler and chalk/marking pencil, measure an 11 1/2″ wide rectangle that is crosswise width of the fabric (approximately 58/59″ long). Keep the lines as parallel as you can get them and cut along the lines. Trim the ends perpendicular to the length. If you would like the scarf to be longer cut another rectangle at 11 1/2″ wide by the addition you would like to add.
- For the Cotton Lining: Use the same method that was used for fleece.
- FOR LONGER SCARFS: Stitch the smaller rectangles to the larger rectangles along one shorter edge using a 1/2″ seam allowance. Pin the opposite ends of the fleece together and try on to determine the length you would like. Unpin and trim the ends of both Fleece and Cotton fabrics to desired length with an additional 1″ seam allowance.
- Press under 1/2″ on each short side of Cotton fabric. With right sides together, pin the cotton to the fleece along each length. Stitch together leaving each end open to create a tube.
- Turn the scarf right sides out. Press the long edges so the seam is along the edge of the flattened scarf. Pin and stitch the edges of the fleece fabric together using 1/2″ seam allowance and keeping the lining fabric away from the stitching.
- Press the seam open. Slip stitch the edges of the cotton fabric together.
- YOUR DONE! Here is what the finished product should look like.