Tutorial: Easy, No-Sew Fleece Scarf

I have and need a lot of scarves.  I wear lightweight cotton scarves, knitted scarves, cowls, you name it.  I have been known to pack a scarf if it dips below 60 degrees Fahrenheit.  I like my scarf to match my outfit, and will change scarves mid-day, should the mood strike.  In my vast scarf-related experience, this is the simplest, no-sew fleece scarf I have ever made:

It takes ZERO time and looks great and goes with everything, and with fleece nearly always on promotional sale, you can get it for a song.

TUTORIAL:  Make a No-Sew Fleece Scarf

Step 1:  cut 1/4 yd of 60″ fleece (that’s 9″ x width-of-fabric).  Fleece is ubiquitous this time of year, and always always ALWAYS on sale.

Step 2: there is no step 2.  That’s it: you just cut it.  Nothing else.

If you want to get REALLY fancy, you can trim off the selvage edges:

Fleece is technically a knit fabric, not woven.  Which means that the cut edges will never unravel.  No reason to hem those sides.  Worst thing they’ll do is roll along one edge, which I think makes a charming look overall.  So you cut, then you’re done!  For a wider scarf, cut wider; for a longer scarf, stitch two end-to-end using a zigzag stitch.  No need to get precious about it.

We have a whole host of scarves in all manner of designs tucked away in our coat closet.  I generally grab one when I’m driving carpool (translation: still in my jammies and mostly asleep) or when my husband and I jog the mile loop through our neighborhood.  A simple fleece scarf can tolerate near-endless washings and never looks the worse for wear. The fleece washes up well and lasts forever, and it is crazy, crazy, crazy warm and soft. 

I’m not here to give styling tips, but I will say I love the wrap-it-around-twice look, and am fond of the make-a-loop-and-pass-the-ends-through look:

The perfect, quickie scarf.

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