I decided to try making some fleece scarves in team colors – specifically the orange and navy blue of Av’s alma mater, UVA. They’ll be perfect for our next football game!
I made two different types of scarves, one for the men in our family and one for the girls. Below is a pic of cutting a 5-1/2″ strip the length of the fabric (36″ is a pretty good length for a scarf) for the girls’ design. I cut the guys’ scarves 10″ wide.
Okay, I know this picture below looks a little sloppy, but that’s what’s so neat about this project – that the tiny imperfections in the ability to cut or sew completely straight (I didn’t use pins) won’t screw it up. What you do is sew a tube – so you just sew along one edge, then the other, leaving a 1/2″-1″ border (but try to stick to one or the other). When you’ve accomplished that, just turn it inside out so your seams disappear.
…then cut so that there was 1″ of fabric below the line I sewed, then I just made little cuts almost up to the line, through both layers of fabric, at 1″ intervals.