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Five Minute No Sew Fleece Scarf

Make this Easy No Sew Fleece Scarf in just 5 minutes!  This quick project is a perfect craft for sewers and non-sewers alike!  All you need to make this warm and cuddly fleece scarf is a yard or two of fleece and a pair of scissors.

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5 Minute Fleece Scarf

In my opinion, a girl can never have too many scarves.  I love lightweight scarves for the spring and summer, but on the coldest winter days, there is nothing better than a warm fleece scarf around my neck and shoulders to keep the chill away. (Cute lightweight infinity scarf tutorial found here: How to make an Infinity Scarf.)

I’ve made several fleece scarf tutorials over the years, (like this fleece scarf for boys and this adorable fleece pom-pom scarf) but those all required a bit of sewing.  The good news is, this fleece scarf can be made without any sewing at all! 

This no-sew fleece scarf is an easy craft that turns out beautifully. This scarf would make a great gift, would be a perfect craft to make and sell; or would even be a wonderful volunteer project to make for the needy or homeless shelters in your area.

how to make a no sew fringe fleece scarf

You Will Just Love the Simplicity of this Fleece Scarf!!

I made two scarves today. (Within minutes!) The gray and white chevron is made from Minky Fleece and the cream-colored scarf is made using standard no-pill polar fleece. They both turned out wonderfully.

I gave my missy the cream-colored scarf first and she just loved it, but once she got ahold of the Minky fleece scarf, she was over the moon and quickly claimed that one for herself! 

no sew scarf

We all know how soft and cuddly Minky fleece is, but did you know it is very messy to work with? Minky is very fuzzy and sheds almost as much as faux fur when you first cut into it.

I had to shake it outside quite a bit and then run it through the drier to help remove the extra fuzzies. But once that was done, I have to agree, this scarf is my favorite too!

how to make a fleece scarf with fringe(Grab the coordinating beanie hat pattern here: Free Fleece Beanie Hat Pattern. Please note, I sized up and added 2.5 inches to the beanie pattern since my daughter wanted it “extra slouchy.” The hat is also not hemmed in these photos – we were running out of daylight to take pictures.)

How Much Fleece Do I Need for a Scarf?

If you want this scarf project to be completely no sew, you will need 2 yards of fleece. If you don’t mind the tiniest bit of sewing, you can get away with 1 yard of fleece. (This is how I made the cream-colored scarf -you just sew the 2 ends together with a modified french seam/flat felled seam. I’ll show you how to do that at the very end of the tutorial.)

How Long Should a Fleece Scarf Be?

This no-sew fleece scarf is great for both kids and adults, however, as you would imagine, the lengths should be different.

Recommended Fleece Scarf Lengths:

  • Child 10 and under: 60 inches
  • Adult: (and children over 10) 72 inches

How Wide Should a Fleece Scarf Be?

Ok, the width of a fleece scarf can vary a bit based on who it is for how it might be used.

You may want a skinnier scarf that can be easily tucked into the collar of a jacket. 

Or you might want to use this scarf as a more stand-alone scarf. (As in perhaps you are in a warmer climate where you can get away with just a sweater and scarf.) If so you’ll want it slightly wider.

Or, if you just want something to wear around the house when its chilly, add just a few more inches and voilà, you have a wrap!  (Which is how I’m wearing the cream scarf right now, lol.)

  • Skinny Fleece Scarf: 6 inches wide
  • Wider Fleece Scarf: (shown in today’s project) 20.5
  • Widest Wrap Scarf: 25 inches

easy fleece scarf tutorial

Can I Use Fabric Other Than Fleece to Make a No Sew Scarf?

The short answer? Yes

The long answer? You can make a no-sew scarf out of just about any fabric that doesn’t fray. However, if you want to include a fringed end, you will want to look for a heavier weight fabric, like wool, felt, a no-fray sweater knit, sweatshirt fleece, etc. (See this 3-minute infinity scarf made with a lightweight knit – the only sewing was the ends, and yes, that scarf took all of 3 minutes!) 

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No Sew Fleece Scarf Tutorial

Are you ready to make a No Sew Fleece Scarf for yourself? Here  is what you need to know:

Materials Needed

Scarf Length

  • Child 10 and under: 60 inches
  • Adult: (and children over 10) 72 inches

Instructions to Make the No-Sew Fleece Scarf

Step 1: Cut fleece

Fold your fleece in half and cut a piece 20.5 inches wide by the child or adult length.

no sew fleece scarf tutorial

Take care to cut the fleece as straight as possible.  (This will make or break the outcome of your no sew fleece scarf.)  If you don’t have a long ruler, you might try using a cardboard box or something similar as a guide.)

no sew fleece scarf tutorial

Step 2:  Cut the fringe.

Measure up 4 inches from the end of the fleece scarf and cut fringe 1/2 inch wide.  (If you have a rotary cutter and mat, you can cut both layers of fleece at the same time, but if using scissors, it would be better to cut one layer of fringe at a time.)

no sew fleece scarf tutorial

If using a fuzzy fleece, toss the scarf in the dryer to help remove excess fuzz.

That’s it you’re done. Easy Peasy No Sew Fleece Scarf!

how to make a fleece scarf with fringe

How To Sew a Modified French Seam (flat felled seem)

Use this method to piece together 2 lengths of fleece for this fleece scarf, and make an almost indetectable center seam.  I call it a “modified” french seam because it is very similar, but since fleece doesn’t fray, you don’t have to worry about totally enclosing the seams.

 

How to:

Line up your 2 pieces of fleece, wrong sides together. Sew together with a 1/4 to 3/8 inch seam. (The 3/8 is easier to work with, but remember you are shortening your fleece scarf length so if possible, use the less amount.) 

Trim ONE seam allowance.

Fold the untrimmed seam allowance over the trimmed side. Pin it in place and sew it down, right along the edge.

 

Finished seam looks like this:

Have fun making your scarves!  

If you do end up making a few of these, be sure to share your finished result to my Face book page or by tagging me on Instagram using #scatteredmompatterns!

 

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6 Comments

  1. Your modified French Seam is actually called a Flat Felled Seam. Like the seams on jeans. As with the French Seam, the Flat Felled seam looks so neat and professional. Both are old school sewing techniques (I’ve been sewing for over 60 yrs) and it’s good to see they are being used for simple projects. They make your garments and accessories look “finished”. Thank you for showing less experienced sewers how to do it. I’m going to make the slouchy hat for my teen great granddaughter.

    1. Thank you for the tip. It’ difficult to get the name of something when you don’t actually know what it’s called in order to look it up!

  2. i wondered where you got that fleece. i rarely see fleece that looks adult enough for me to want to make anything from.

    1. The grey and white fleece was actually a throw blanket I picked up at the kohls black friday sale for $5. here They are not on sale right now, but keep your eye out for big sales at kohls

  3. Last winter I made your fleece scarves and caps for my 5 grandchildren and parents. They loved them!! I found fleece lap blankets on sale during off season, so keep your eye open this spring!

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