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No-Sew Fleece Scarf

Free project instructions to create a flannel blanket.

Free project instructions to create a no-sew fleece scarf.


Stave off winter's chill with a cozy fleece scarf -- no sewing required! Simply embroider your favorite design, then trim to create a fashionable fringe.


Project Needs & Notes:

- 1/3 yard fleece (at 58" wide)
- Heavy-weight water soluble stabilizer
  (like Sulky Ultra Solvy)
- Air-erase pen

Designs featured in this tutorial include:
- M7115, Feathers (Goldwork)
- K7741, Frosty Flourish
- M2801, Doodle Sleepy Owl

Free video with instructions on how to embroider a no-sew fleece scarf.


Finished Size:

Adult size: 10" x 58"
Child size: 8" x 48

Free project instructions to create a no-sew fleece scarf.

Cut a piece of fleece to 10" x 58" long.

For a child size scarf, cut the fleece a bit smaller to 8" x 48" long.

Free project instructions to create a no-sew fleece scarf.

A template, or printout of a design, is an excellent tool to help with placement.

Print a template of the design from your embroidery software.

If you do not have embroidery software, Wilcom's TrueSizer is a free program to use.

Free project instructions to create a no-sew fleece scarf.

This tutorial adds embroidery to both ends of the scarf.

Center the template at one end with about 8" from the bottom of the fabric.

Free project instructions to create a no-sew fleece scarf.

Mark the center point and the horizontal and vertical axis lines

Then, mark the opposite end of the fabric.

Free project instructions to create a no-sew fleece scarf.

Hoop the fleece with one piece of water soluble stabilizer on the backside of the fabric and one piece on top.

The stabilizer on top helps to keep the stitches from sinking in to the fabric.

Free project instructions to create a no-sew fleece scarf.

Since both sides of the design will be seen, wind a bobbin with the same thread used in the needle.

Free project instructions to create a no-sew fleece scarf.

Attach the hoop to the machine and load the design.

Move the hoop so that the needle is directly aligned with the center point on the fabric.

Embroider the design.

A size 11 or 75/11 embroidery needle is an excellent choice for fleece. Choosing lighter designs will help the scarf to drape beautifully.

Free project instructions to create a no-sew fleece scarf.

When the design has finished sewing, trim away the excess stabilizer 1/2" around the embroidery.

Free project instructions to create a no-sew fleece scarf.

Following the steps above, hoop the other end of the fabric, embroider the design, and trim away the excess stabilizer.

Free project instructions to create a no-sew fleece scarf.

Soak the fabric in warm water to remove the stabilizer.

Free project instructions to create a no-sew fleece scarf.

After soaking, blot the fabric with paper towels and allow it to air-dry.

Free project instructions to create a no-sew fleece scarf.

To add the fringe to the scarf, first measure and mark 5" up along each side starting at the bottom corners.

Draw lines connecting the marks and cut the fabric along the lines.

Free project instructions to create a no-sew fleece scarf.

And then measure, mark, and cut the fringe for the opposite end.

Free project instructions to create a no-sew fleece scarf.

These scarves not only keep you warm but look great! The fleece is a cozy fabric for blustery winter days, and the gorgeous embroidery adds personal style.

Stitch some up to keep on hand for fast and easy gifts! They're fabulous for kids, family, and friends alike.


No-Sew Fleece Scarf



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Products used in this Project:

Doodle Sleepy Owl 1 $2.49 - $3.99

Available in 4 Sizes:

5.85" x 6.01" | 4.85" x 4.98" | 3.75" x 3.86" | 2.92" x 3.01"