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Winter Craft: Snuggly Fleece Scarves

Snuggly Fleece Scarves

Total Time Needed: 1-2 Hours

Wrap up in style with a simple sewing project.

Materials

  • 7- by 60-inch rectangle of colored fleece
  • Scraps of fleece in contrasting colors
  • Scissors or pinking shears
  • Needle
  • Embroidery floss in assorted colors

Instructions

Snuggly Fleece Scarves - Step 1

1. Have each person choose a motif - perhaps one shown here - or a brand-new design you've thought up together.

Snuggly Fleece Scarves - Step 2

2. Cut out the shapes you'll need to create it from the scraps of fleece. For example, a night scene might consist of several stars and a crescent moon. Or you can use 2 circles for a snowman's body and head and then add a hat and other distinguishing details.

3. Experiment with where to place your cutouts on the scarf (we decorated a 12-inch portion just above a lower edge). Use the needle and floss to attach the pieces with single stitches knotted by hand. One stitch should be enough to hold smaller pieces (such as a flower or snowflake).

4. Larger pieces (such as the crescent moon) may take 2 or more. Trim the ends above each knot to the length you desire.

5. Fringed Finale: For fringe, make a series of 4-inch snips in the scarf bottom. Then tie an overhand knot at the top of each strip.

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