It’s that time of the year again when the chilly weather takes over. Help your girls stay warm and chic this winter season with this DIY no sew fleece scarves tutorial!
DIY No Sew Fleece Scarves to Keep Warm this Winter
Fleece is a common material used in scarves, sweaters, and jackets. Plus, they’re cute gifts too! There’s really no surprise there because fleece is very effective in keeping the body warm. Today, we have four different ways to turn fleece blankets into useful fleece scarves. So grab those old fleece blankets and let’s get working! Check out these DIY no sew fleece scarves projects and let me know which style is your favorite in the comments below:
What You’ll Need:
DIY No Sew Fleece Scarves: Fringe Style
Step 1: Clean up the edges.
Cut the edges of the fleece blanket using a pair of fabric scissors. I highly recommend that you use this type of scissors for a cleaner and more precise cut.
Step 2: Determine the width.
Decide how wide you want your scarf to be. You can base the measurement on another scarf you already own.
Step 3: Mark with chalk.
Since you’re working with a folded fleece blanket, it is best that you accurately mark the line you need to trim. Marking the line with chalk is best as chalk is clearly visible and easily erasable.
Step 4: Cut the fleece blanket in half.
Now it’s time to cut. Simply follow the marked line and trim.
Step 5: Add the fringes.
At the bottom, cut about 4 inches into the fleece blanket, spacing each cut about every half-inch or so. Do make sure that you make a clean cut as the fringe might fray.
Step 6: Tie the knot.
Unfold the fleece blanket and then start tying a knot for every single fringe. Do this for both sides of the scarf and you’re done.
DIY No Sew Fleece Scarves: Fringe with Crazy Yarn
Step 1: Cut, mark and trim.
Just like what you did with the fringe scarf, cut the edges of the fleece blanket and then cut it into your desired size.
Step 2: Poke holes into the fabric.
Instead of making fringes out of the fabric of the fleece blanket itself, with this style, you will use yarn. Start by poking a hole about a quarter of an inch from the side and bottom of the blanket. Continue poking holes in a line until you reach the other edge. Do this for both sides of the scarf.
Step 3: Cut the yarn into strips.
How long do you want your fringes to be? If you want your fringe to be 4 inches long, then you’ll have to cut your yarn at 8 inches long. The formula is to always multiply the size of the fringe by two and that’s the length of the yarn you’ll need to cut.
Step 4: Insert yarn into holes.
Insert the yarn into the first hole and then tie a knot once you reach the center of the yarn. Do the same process with the other holes; just one piece of yarn per hole.
DIY No Sew Fleece Scarves: Colorful Fringes
Step 1: Cut, mark, trim and fold in half.
Again, you will have to clean the edges of the blanket and then cut it to your desired size. Now that you have a folded fleece blanket with two layers of fabric, fold it again vertically. Now, you have four layers of fabric.
Step 3: Cut the slits.
Turn the folded blanket around with the edges facing you. Start cutting slits until you reach about an inch from the top. The size of the slits will depend on how narrow or wide you want it to be.
Step 4: Cut strips of fabric.
After making the fringes, you have to cut strips from the other fleece blankets. Cut at least three to four dozen strips. You can pick any pattern or color you want—go crazy!
Step 5: Tie the strips.
Tie a strip in between the fringes. Continue tying the strips in between the fringes until you reach the end of the scarf. The pattern of the strips will depend on you.
DIY No Sew Fleece Scarves: Color Block
Step 1: Cut two single layers of fleece.
Have you chosen your colors yet? If you have, cut those fleece blankets into two single layers (one layer for each color). Make sure to cut them in the same size.
Step 2: Trim the edges.
Cut the edges to ensure a clean edge before folding them.
Step 3: Fold in half and cut.
Now that you have two single layers of fleece, fold them in half and then cut.
Step 4: Fold in half again and cut.
By now, you have two sets of rectangular-shaped fabric. Fold each set in half and cut.
Step 5: Cut the fringes.
You should have four sets of square-shaped fabric at this point. Now, it’s time to cut the fringes. It’s best to cut them at least three inches long.
Oh, and by the way, eight squares won’t be enough to make a long scarf. You might need at least 16 squares and this is the best time to make those square-shaped fabrics before going any further.
Step 6: Tie the fringes together.
Since you have two layers of fabric, tie the slits of each fabric together. Secure the fringes with double knots.
Step 7: Connect a piece of fabric, cut and tie.
Open up the fabric and then connect a different colored square. Cut the same size of fringe and then tie the fringes with a double knot. Continue doing this until you’ve tied together all the squares. Remember, the color of the fabric should alternate to achieve the color block effect.
These no-sew fleece scarves are indeed a big help in keeping the family warm this winter. If you want to see the steps again, check out the full tutorial from SoCraftastic below:
So there you have it! These fleece scarves are not only cold weather lifesavers, but they’re bold fashion statements too. Which one is your favorite? I love the first one because of those hearts and the dainty colors.
Do you have any other DIY projects using fleece blankets? I’d love to hear about them! Leave a comment and let me know!
How do you feel about crochet blankets? If you’re a fan then check out these 17 Awesome Crochet Blanket Ideas You Can Easily DIY!
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