Sunday, January 9, 2011

A $.60 scarf

Fleece is relatively inexpensive and is often on sale. I made these scarves from 1/8 yard of fleece, costing only $.60!!
The trick to cutting fleece is very sharp scissors and "long cuts" (opening your scissors all the way and making a long, clean cut). I measured each piece about 34" and cut points at each end.
The easy way to cut points is to fold the fabric in half and cut to a point in one cut. Then take one of the triangles you cut off and use it as a measurement for the other end, so that your ends match perfectly.
I measured about 7" from the point and about 1" from each side and cut slits (brown strip helps you to see where the slits are located):
Each slit is about 2" long:
One end of the scarf slides through the slits on the other side:
The ends could be rounded, or fringed by cutting slits, or even "pinked".
What I really like about this scarf is that it is small enough to throw into my handbag or glove compartment but, most importantly, it is "cozy warm"!


  1. Patti those are adorable! fabolous job!

  2. Great job! I love colors you chose!

  3. WAY cute. I never wear a scarf - - - the few times I tried, they drove me NUTS. Made my neck feel hot and heavy.

    But they are WAY cute on you!

  4. Hey, that's a great idea! So clever! Thanks for sharing.

  5. So cute! I like that your version isn't long and bulky.

  6. Very clever idea, I love it! Great price too!!
    Thanks for all the details on how to make one, I'm going to try this.
    Have a wonderful week.

  7. Very nice, what a great inexpensive scarf.

  8. This is fabulous idea! I love the watertown yard stick!!! I use to spend my summers on the St. Lawrence River as a child. Good memories!

    I would be honored to have you add it to my blog party

    Amaze Me Monday Blog Party

  9. Wow, that is a lot faster than knitting them! And just as cute! I think I'm going to make something on this order for my son -- he loses scarves way to frequently for me to put the time in knitting them anymore. Very clever -- thanks!

    And thanks for your kind, supportive words on my blog about my son . . . it meant a lot.


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