I enjoy sewing, but sometimes a good ol’ no-sew project is just what I need! See how to make this easy no-sew fleece scarf for kids in just a few minutes. This post contains affiliate links which, when purchased through, add no cost to the consumer but provide this site with a small commission to enable it to continue bringing free tutorials.
We recently visited the mountains for a few days. It’s only November, but the mountains are already flourishing with cold weather. We had a short hike on our trip agenda, and as I was packing the triplets’ bag, I realized that they did not have any scarves. I definitely wanted them to each have one for this hike in the cold, but the last-minute packer in me had not allotted enough time to go to the store. Luckily, I had everything that I needed to make three no-sew fleece scarves.
My grandmother taught me how to sew when I was a pre-teen, and I prefer sewing projects over no-sew. But with a limited timeframe and the flexibility of fleece, I had no reason to not whip up three of these scarves.
Benefits of Making a No-Sew Fleece Scarf
- I can make one in about 5-10 minutes.
- Small supply list
- Cozy and warm
- Inexpensive (which is great for elementary aged boys who constantly lose things!)
- Fleece comes in cute patterns.
Sizes to Cut a No-Sew Fleece Scarf for Kids
Note that the following sizes are estimates. As you are measuring your fabric, you will get a feel if these sizes will work for the child for whom you are creating the scarf. Increase or decrease the length and/or width, as needed.
- Fabric yardage: I had approximately 2 yards of fleece on hand, and it made all three of these scarves with a bit left over.
- Scarf length: These scarves are about 58 inches. For kids over the age of 11, I recommend increasing the length of the scarf about one inch per year old.
- Scarf width: For a standard scarf, I recommend about 8 inches wide.
Supplies for a No-Sew Fleece Scarf
- Fleece material
- Good scissors or a Rotary cutter with a self-healing mat— I have specific fabric scissors that I use, but any sharp pair of clean scissors will do.
- Measuring tape, yard stick, or fabric measuring tape
- Sturdy surface on which to cut
How to Make
The most difficult part of this project is getting straight cuts. Use a rotary cutter with a self healing mat for best results or cut carefully along with the scissors.
Fold the fabric in half and measure 8 inches across for the width.
Make sure that he selvages are cut off the ends of the length of the fabric, if not done already.
Cut the fabric 29″ (length) by 8″ (width). Remember– the fabric is folded in half, so the 29″ will be 58″ when unfolded.
Now, time to make the fringe. I cut a 3″ fringe length on these scarves with an approximate 1/2″ width of each fringe piece.
Repeat the fringe on the other side. Done!
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