Christmas / Sewing

DIY children’s fleece scarf with pockets

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I loved making this scarf for my nephew (it’s going to be an early Christmas present) and it’s so quick and easy there’s plenty of time for you to make one too! They make lovely gifts and can be made from start to finish in just one hour!

All you need is 1/2 metre of fleece. I used this great monkey print fleece from the Sewing and Craft Superstore in South London that’s super soft and cost about £8/metre. The great thing about fleece is that it doesn’t fray so you don’t need to worry about pesky fraying edges!

Ready? Here we go! Cut out a rectangle 115cm x 30cm. This size fits 1-2 years, you can lengthen as needed for a bigger size.

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Cut out two pockets 10cm x 12cm. Now you’re ready to get sewing!

pocketprep

Fold the scarf in half lengthways with the right sides together and pin, leaving a gap of 12cm at each end.

measure

Sew along the hem with a seam allowance of 1cm- don’t forget to leave 12 cm at both ends! You’ll now have a long tube.

hem

Turn the tube the right side out.  Pin the pockets just above where the stitching stopped.

pocketpin

Sew around the pockets close to the edge leaving the top open.

pockets

Finally (that’s right you’re almost done!), cut tassels below each pocket, stop roughly a centimetre below the pocket.

cutting

tassel

angle

There you have it, a great, little fleece scarf perfect to keep little ones cosy.

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