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Simple Fleece Scarf


Want to make a new scarf with minimal sewing?

All you need is a 1/3 of a yard of fabric and a sewing machine.
Cut your two strips, 6 x 60 inches.
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Then lay your two strips right on top of each other and sew right down the center. And then sew on either side of the center, about a half inch from that original seam.
Now, cut 1/2 inch – 1 inch strips (depending on your taste), up and down both sides.
And you’re done.
How simple……..yet a new fun pop of texture.

Ashley Johnston
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Ashley Johnston

Owner at Make It & Love It
Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with the craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!
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  1. Mixed Kreations says:

    Love the scarf. I don’t sew much, but this would be so easy, and is so pretty. I think I will have to make some. My grand-daughers would love them. Thanks for sharing your tutorial. I have posted a link to your tutorial from my blog.

  2. Anita says:

    Thanks for your tutorial! I was thinking of making a fleece scarf something like this, now you have made it super easy for me, can’t wait to get some fabric now! Very pretty!

  3. Cindy says:

    I made these from glittery fabrics to put in my classroom’s dramatic play area. Girls LOVED these, so I will be busy making more, as well as other items to go with them for dress-up.

  4. simple2unique says:

    This is just adorable. gonna make all 6 of my grand daughters one for Christmas. Thanks

  5. Aimee says:

    Made this tonight and let my 5 year old help. We had a ton of fun, super easy, and she hasn’t taken it off. Thanks for the fantastic idea.

  6. Sarah says:

    Love Love Love this idea!!! What a great christmas gift for my daughter’s teacher’s!!! Thank you

  7. Damyjo says:

    Totally Awesome

    I received one of these my sil made a bunch of them and crocheted hats to go with them they are really nice and look great. Recommend everyone should make some

  8. Anonymous says:

    My Christmas budget is very tight this year–I just finished making one of these for my sister, and it only cost me a few dollars. The best part is, it looks like something you'd pay a lot of money for. I feel a lot better about Christmas now. Thanks so much. :) Kelly

  9. Anonymous says:

    I made these for a couple of people last year for Christmas and now I have people requesting them as there Christmas present this year.

  10. Elizabeth K says:

    I just made one of these for my 5 year old! I know she'll love it. She's super excited for me to make her mittens and hat using your tutorials! I did make it smaller…40×4…since it's for a kid.

  11. mknip says:

    This will be a great project to do in our ladies group at church. We adopted 3 families for Christmas for a meal and gifts. These scarves will be great to go along with the fleece blankets. Thanks for sharing!

  12. von Hand zu Hand says:

    great idea! i love it.

    i set a link. i hope you'll agree.

    thanks for the tutorial.


  13. adiaspeer says:

    made a few today…. love them! very cute idea :o)

  14. ~Beth D. says:

    Love this! thank you so much for the how-to!

  15. Anissa says:

    I made one and even found the same cute fabric you use. I blogged about it on my brand new craft blog.


  16. Tracy says:

    I just finished one for me, and am on my second. I picked out stripe fleece to match our Christmas card so that our photo coordinates. My girls and I and the dog will all wear a version. Hubby can go "nude". Also, I made mine single ply and extra long so I can have more options for wearing it. Thanks!
    My blog will have pics in the next few days.

  17. Amy Kaye says:

    I just finished making this scarf. I think it turned out so cute. Question, are you sure you cut 1/2 inch strips because I kept looking at the picture and 1/2 inch seemed too skinny. I decided to do 1 inch strips and I really love the way it turned out. Thanks for another simply project to work on.

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  19. Tiffany says:

    I really like this scarf as a great gift idea…I am linking on


  20. Michelle says:

    Just thought I'd let you know I made two of these yesterday! One for my 3 year old and one for my 2 month old! I know she won't really need it but it was a cute idea! The scarfs look great but just don't look too close! haha my sewing lines aren't exactly evenly spaced out all the way! I guess I can't sew a straight line like I thought I could! :S

  21. Debilou~Mississippi Mama says:

    So cute,, I dont even where scarfs but I just might have to now. Thanks for sharing how to do this.

  22. Monika says:

    I can see me making several of these. How easy, how cute, how fashionable…wow! Thanks, thanks, thanks. My Mom loves scarves and since we're doing Christmas only for the kids, this will be a nice little something Santa will leave in her stocking for Christmas morning!

  23. Samantha says:

    Such a great idea!! I think I will make one for each of my nieces and one for my sister!

  24. Thea says:

    Very cute! And easy to make! Nice blog you have, found it through Odandulky. I will definitely come back!

  25. Naomi says:

    I am so excited…just finished making one of what I predict is my latest addiction!! Thanks so much for this easy to follow tutorial.

  26. Jennifer @ The Craft House says:

    Eek! I have wanted to make a scarf myself for so long and have some material I may test with, thank you much for the tutorial!

  27. Kristin says:

    Christtmas just happened. Thank you so much!!!

  28. Michelle says:

    Love it! and it's something I can definitely sew! I'm going to make one for myself and for both my girls! Thank you so much Ashley! I love your blog! I search for others like yours and never find anything even close! Your awesome!!

  29. Tracy Suzanne says:

    This is such a simple and cute gift idea. Since I live in FL. I won't be using it too much but I will be making my granddaughter & DIL in NY one for Christmas and probably my niece in Atlanta too.
    Thanks for the easy tutorial – great pics.
    Tracy :)

  30. Carly says:

    Love this! Thanks so much for sharing! I made one tonight and will be going to Joann's tomorrow while their fleece is on sale to get fleece to make more. Great gift idea!

  31. Andrea says:

    I love this! Especially because I just finished making my son the Peter Pan costume (which came out great) and I have about a yard of left over green fleece. This scarf will make a great Christmas present =)

  32. michelle@somedaycrafts says:

    You simply are a creative genius. There is no other blog where I want to feature every post, but yours! I wish I was as talented as you. I did feature this post at because it is perfect for winter and Christmas presents. Thanks for sharing your creative genius with the world.

  33. Funky Frog Designs says:

    Love it! I see a lot of these in my future! Thanks for sharing!

  34. Forever Owen says:

    How to describe? Cute, trendy, clever, cozy… great idea!

  35. My 3 girly girls says:

    Adorable! I've been trying to come up with a scarf idea for my kiddos and this will be perfect! Thanks so much!

  36. Lynette says:

    I LOVE THIS IDEA!!! How cute, and sooo easy for a quick last-minute gift!

  37. TheCounsils says:

    LOVE all your ideas!!! Gonna try this one later this weekend for the girls!

    I just gave you a blog award.. Go here and check it out!


  38. The Hardy Things in Life says:

    Love it!! I just love the colors in the scarf, super fun!!

  39. Mom's Place says:

    Oh!!!!! I like those better than the ones my mother in law made foe my girls!!!!

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  41. oatsebear411 says:

    I have made lots of these before using about 3 or 4 layers and only sewing one line. It makes them more puffy haha. Guys LOVE them too, especially when you make them in their favorite football colors. Keeps them warm at the game. I once made some with a pocket for your hands at the end and ironed on a football patch from michaels. Huge hit!

    1. Anonymous says:

      How do you make the pocket?

    2. Barbara says:

      Just turn up a large “hem” of about 5 or 6 inches on each end and sew the sides up and then you have created a “pocket” for the hands to slide down into…..just remember to lengthen the overall measurement of the scarf to allow for pockets totaling 10 or 12 inches…

  42. Vanessa says:

    I am definitely going to try this one! Thanks for the great idea! and it is super cute!

  43. The Harris Family says:

    Very cute and it looks so easy.

  44. Kurt, Amy and kids! says:

    That is so cute! I love the texture. So creative!

  45. says:

    Wow, that's super easy! Thanks so much for this, I'll be linking.

  46. Tiffany says:

    This is such a cute idea & I think I could actually do it! Thanks!

  47. Carrie says:

    Love it! This might go into the christmas present list!

  48. jenjen says:

    ADORABLE! ANd easy to make – I am going to have my daughters' make these. Thanks!


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