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Tied and True Fleece Scarf

 
Free project tutorial for a machine embroidery design tie fleece scarf.

A soft fleece scarf is the perfect accessory to keep away the chill of winter. And with this fleece tie scarf project, you don't even need to sew!

Read on for project instructions to create your own fleece tie scarf, made even more fabulous with an embroidery design of your choosing.

 

Free project tutorial for a machine embroidery design tie fleece scarf.

**Lightweight water-soluble stabilizer for topping, if embroidering light and airy designs like redwork or toile (I prefer Sulky Solvy)


Supplies Needed:

**Two pieces of fleece, two separate colors - 1/3 yard each (2/3 of a yard total)

**Medium weight cutaway stabilizer

**Temporary spray adhesive

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Air-erase pen
 


Designs Used:

I used the small size of the Wrapped Up in Winter Cat design. Other designs from the Wrapped Up in Winter Design Pack would be very cute, as would the Button Snowflake Trio designs and the Spiral Symmetry Border designs.

Finished Size: About 11" wide by 54" long
 


Free project tutorial for a machine embroidery design tie fleece scarf.
 


First, trim off the selvage edges of the fleece (the raw edges on two sides of the fabric).

Then create a paper template of the design by printing it at full size using embroidery software. I positioned the template with the side edge of the design about 5" from the outer edge of the fabric.

Also, there should be at least 4" of space between the top and bottom edges of the design and the top and bottom edges of the fabric. Using an air-erase pen or other marking tool, poke a hole in the center of the template and mark the fabric.  Mark the horizontal and vertical axis points.
 



Free project tutorial for a machine embroidery design tie fleece scarf.
 

Remove the template and draw lines connecting the marks.



Free project tutorial for a machine embroidery design tie fleece scarf.
 

Spray a piece of medium weight cutaway stabilizer with adhesive and smooth the fabric on top.

If you are embroidering a light and airy design, like redwork or toile, lay a piece of lightweight water-soluble stabilizer on top of the fleece and hoop all three layers together by aligning the marks on the hoop with the lines on the fabric. 

For more information on embroidering on fleece, read my free article: Fabrics 101: Embroidering on Fleece.

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ttach the hoop to the machine and load the design. Move the hoop so that the needle is directly over the center point on the fabric. Embroider the design.



Free project tutorial for a machine embroidery design tie fleece scarf.
 

When the design has finished, carefully trim away the excess stabilizer on the backside of the embroidery and tear away the water soluble stabilizer from the top. If any bits of the water soluble stabilizer are left behind, use a tweezers to remove it. Or, you may dab a small amount of water on top and brush the stabilizer away.



Free project tutorial for a machine embroidery design tie fleece scarf.
 

Repeat the embroidering process for the second piece of fleece. I embroidered the same design in the same area of the fabric of the second piece to make the scarf reversible. 

A
lign the two fabric pieces together, wrong sides together, and pin in place about 4" inside the outer edge. Trim off any excess of the bottom piece of fabric if it extends out past the top piece. 

M
easure and mark a 3" by 3" square at each corner and trim the fabric along the lines. Doing this will even out the corners so that the tassels will be even.



Free project tutorial for a machine embroidery design tie fleece scarf.
 

On each side, flip the top layer of fabric up and fold it over to the wrong side using the top of the squares at the corners as a guide. Finger press the folds and then flip the fabric back over the top of the bottom fabric.



Free project tutorial for a machine embroidery design tie fleece scarf.
 

Measure and mark one inch intervals along each outer edge.  Then, make 3" long cuts through both layers of fabric starting at each mark ending at the crease you just made.



Free project tutorial for a machine embroidery design tie fleece scarf.
 

To create the tassels, pair the top and bottom strips together and tie a knot.  And your scarf is complete!

Laundering instructions: Machine wash on a gentle cycle using warm water and tumble dry on a low setting, or air dry.  The knots may start to loosen after time. If this happens, simply tighten the knots.


Free project tutorial for a machine embroidery design tie fleece scarf.




 

Stay warm and stay in fashion with a soft fleece tie scarf! Make one for yourself, and one for a friend.

To keep cozy at home, too, be sure to check out the free project instructions for a fleece tie blanket!

Click here for a printable version of these project instructions.

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Products used in this Project:

Button Snowflake Trio $3.99 - $4.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

6.54" x 4.85" | 3.85" x 2.86"

Button Snowflake Trio (Add Buttons) $2.99 - $3.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

6.54" x 4.85" | 3.85" x 2.86"

Spiral Symmetry Border $1.99 - $3.99

Available in 3 Sizes:

9.41" x 2.43" | 6.00" x 1.80" | 3.86" x 1.00"