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Don’t forget about the Boys! (How to make 2 scarves in 10 minutes)

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This 5 minute Scarf Tutorial is a great quick and easy sewing project.  The scarf is perfect for both boys and girls!

This 5 minute Scarf Tutorial is a great quick and easy sewing project. The scarf is perfect for both boys and girls!

Make a Scarf in just 5 Minutes!

I love sewing things for my daughter, and I actually feel a bit guilty that I don’t sew more for my son too.  He’s still young enough to be willing to wear something I made and participate in getting his photo taken.  It can just be so difficult to come up with fun (and simple) projects a 10-year-old would like.  (See a few things I’ve made for him  here.)

I do try to include him in some of the photo sessions the lil’ Missy does, but when you put those two together- they bicker like crazy! Almost every shot is unuseable because someone is frowning, has a dirty look on their face, or is crying.  No matter how much I pay or what I offer- they just can’t seem to go more than a few minutes without one annoying the other.  Even more amazing is that they can even annoy each other with just their eyes!  (Luckily, I m a pro at head swapping in photos.)

Anyway…  Back to the subject of these scarves.  It’s been darn cold in the mornings lately and I feel bad sending my guys out to wait for the bus.  I bundle them up as much as I can, and I realized recently, my son does not have any scarves to keep his little neck warm!

I knew I could remedy that in a flash and it would also give us a chance for a little one on one photo time.

How to sew a scarf.

I ended up making 2 scarves.  One from a bit of fleece in my stash and one from a ribbed pullover from my hubbys recycle pile.  (We recently went through his closet and discarded about 25 sweaters and tops that looked like a tent on him.  They are destined for the Salvation Army, but I might need to save a few for me, ha ha!)

These scarves took all of 5 minutes to make!

boy's scarves


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5 Minute Scarf Tutorial

To make this simple scarf you need:
  • 3/8 of a yard of 60 inch wide fabric. (Possibly less- depends on how wide you want your scarf)
  • Scissors, ruler basic sewing supplies


Cut two pieces of fabric 6.5 inches tall by 60 inches wide.  (I pieces two pieces together to get the needed width on the upcycled scarf.)


Line up the strips right sides together and sew along the 2 long sides and one short side.


Trim the edges to 1/8 inch and flip the scarf right side out.  (I was tempted to leave the scarf with raw edges.  It looked kind of cool, but this fabric had 2 different sides and I wanted the other side facing out.  I did leave the edges raw on the grey scarf.)

Fold the raw ends of the scarf in and top stitch all the way around the scarf.

That is it, you’re done!

Now let your lil’ dude try the scarf on and be cool (and warm!)

scarf tutorial



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  1. Jen Friscia says:

    Thank you so much for this great pattern!