No Sew Fleece Scarf

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This no sew fleece scarf will be the easiest thing you make all year! They make great gifts and can be made in so many different colors.

Hello, I’m Amy and I blog over at amylanham.com. I love making easy and simple DIYs and gifts for my friends and family.

woman wearing a colorful pastel and white scarf with squares and flowers.

Every year for Christmas, I try to make special gifts for everyone in my family. Sometimes it’s a photo book, an ornament, or artwork. But I try to make something that people will actually use and won’t add to their clutter.

It’s winter time and it’s getting colder, so I thought these no sew fleece scarves would be the perfect gift to give everyone this year. Bonus they’re super easy to make a fairly inexpensive per scarf.

How to Make a no sew fleece scarf

This no sew fleece scarf is incredibly easy to make! You only need a few supplies and probably have most of them already.

What you need: 

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Craft Tools Needed: 

Supplies Needed: 

These are the ingredients you’ll need. All the exact amounts are in the printable card at the bottom of this post.

No Sew Fleece Scarf Tips:

scarf width

The width is really up to you and how you want the scarf to lay. I made scarves 8-9 inches wide and 12 inches wide.

woman wearing a colorful pastel and white scarf with squares and flowers.

I personally like the 12 inch wide scarf because you can fold it over a little bit or scrunch it up. It also leaves you with extra material to cover your face. My face is always freezing, so I like to use a scarf to also cover my face, so the wider size works better for this.

Woman wearing a green plaid scarf

The 8 inch scarves are on the thinner side, but you can get more scarves out of one piece of fabric. So it really depends on what you want. I would not recommend going any thinner than 8 inches and probably no thicker than 15 inches.

Woman wearing a basketball patterned scarf

In the photos above, the basketball scarf is 8 inches, the colorful scarf is around 9.5 inches, and the green scarf is 12 inches.

scarf length

I got each fabric in 2 yards. 2 yard or 70-72 inch length is a good length for an adult scarf.

If making a kids scarf you’ll want it to be shorter. For my kids ages 5 and 7, I made their scarves 60 inches in length. If the kids is older or taller you can do the scarf a little longer as well.

Woman wearing a green plaid scarf

You want the scarf to hit mid stomach/waist when worn wrapped around the neck and not longer so that it doesn’t wrap around their legs.

cutting straight

Cutting straight is extremely difficult! I always struggle. My biggest tip is to buy a fabric that has horizontal and vertical lines. These lines make it easy to cut straight.

Patterns can be printed crooked on the fabric, so even if you cut a straight like the pattern could still end up being crooked. I prefer for the pattern to look straight, so this may mean creating new angles and having a crooked raw edge.

woman wearing a colorful pastel and white scarf with squares and flowers.

Again, having a fabric that already has lines in it makes creating a straight line and pattern easier. If the pattern doesn’t have lines in it: use a ruler and sharpie to create marks at the same width all the way down your fabric. Then use a straight edge and rotary cutter to follow those marks. This should give a straight line.

But if all else fails, remember it doesn’t really matter. A scarf is worn around the neck and will be bunched up a little bit. Not having a perfectly straight line won’t matter. It will still keep you warm and look really cute while doing it!

Sometimes we let worries such as these keep us from crafting. We worry what other people will think or that it won’t be good enough. Remember you (and maybe a social media comment section) are the harshest critic.

A scarf with a slightly crooked edge will still keep you just as warm.

finishing the scarf

The scarf can be finished in three ways: round the corners, fringe, or knotted fringe. I think I like the fringe the best, but they all look great!

For the rounded corners, take a cup or other round object and put it on the corner of the scarf. Use a sharpie and the cup to trace the rounded corners. Then use sharp fabric scissors to cut the sharpie mark.

Basketball print scarf with rounded edges

For the fringe, make 3-4 inch slits along the bottom, approximately one inch apart on both sides of the scarf.

colorful pastel and white scarf with squares and flowers and fringe at the bottom

For the knotted fringe, make 4-5 inch slits along the bottom, approximately one inch apart, on both sides of the scarf.

cutting mat on top of a green plaid scarf with cuts every one inch

Then take one strip and loop it around itself to make a knot at the top of the fringe. Continue knotting all the strips. Once all the knots are done, gently pull the fabric so the knots aren’t all bunched up.

Green plaid scarf with knotted fringe bottom

No Sew Fleece Scarf

This no sew fleece scarf is so easy to make and you can make multiple scarves out of one piece of fabric
Work Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour
Keyword: fleece, handmade gift, scarf
Author: Amy Lanham
Cost: 15

Equipment

  • 1 Pair Of Fabric Scissors
  • 1 rotary cutter

Supplies

  • 1 piece Fleece Fabric 2 yards long
  • 1 round cup
  • 1 Sharpie
  • 1 Ruler

Instructions

  • Cut off the salve edge using fabric scissors or a rotary cutter.
  • Use a ruler to measure the width you want your scarf, then cut your fabric to that width.
  • Continue to measure and cut all the way across your fabric. You should be able to get 4-6 scarves depending on the width of the scarves.
  • Finish the scarf:
    For the rounded corners, take a cup or other round object and put it on the corner of the scarf. Use a sharpie and the cup to trace the rounded corners. Then use sharp fabric scissors to cut the sharpie mark.
    For the fringe, make 3-4 inch slits along the bottom, approximately one inch apart on both sides of the scarf.
    For the knotted fringe, make 4-5 inch slits along the bottom, approximately one inch apart, on both sides of the scarf. Then take one strip and loop it around itself to make a knot at the top of the fringe. Continue knotting all the strips. Once all the knots are done, gently pull the fabric so the knots aren't all bunched up.
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Woman wearing a green plaid scarf

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