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How to Make Fleece Scarves

Updated on June 29, 2014
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Rosie was an elementary school teacher for 13 years, teaching grades 3-5. She is now a Library Media Specialist in an elementary school.


Fleece Scarves

Fleece scarves are warm and cozy, colorful and whimsical, and super easy to make. Best of all, there are a number of different ways to make them. Each one has its own personal style and flare. The no-sew scarves are the easiest, however, the ones that require sewing, take just a little bit more time. Below are a few easy-to-follow videos explaining how to make fleece scarves.

Why Fleece Fabric Is a Good Choice

Fleece fabric is a great choice for several reasons. First, it doesn't fray, meaning it will stay intact and does not require hemming. It is warm, thick, and soft. It comes in a variety of colors and patterns. Fleece is also inexpensive compared to other fabrics. There is a type of fleece called anti-pill fleece. This fleece is more durable and will hold up longer and through more washes, without getting a worn-out look.

Places to Buy Fleece Fabric

Hancock Fabrics has a large assortment of anti-pill fleece. Usually priced at $9.99 per yard, it is on sale now for only $3.99 per yard. Their fleece is divided into the following categories, with each category having a large assortment of prints within it:

  • Anti-pill premium prints
  • Fleece kits
  • Fleece panels
  • Fleece solids
  • Glacier fleece prints
  • Licensed fleece prints
  • Microfleece
  • Novelty fleece
  • Simply fleece prints
  • Team fleece

Jo-Ann Fabrics offers a unique selection of whimsical no-sew fleece designs. Some of my favorite themed prints are: muscial, butterfly delight, paisley lovers, black bear, and moonlight flight. They also have no-sew fleece throws that can be used as blankets or for fleece projects; these are regularly $32.99, on sale for $13.19. The "feathers" theme is my favorite. Their other categories include:

  • Anti pill fleece
  • Blizzard fleece
  • Licensed fleece
  • No sew fleece
  • Specialty fleece
  • Team shop
  • Ultra cuddle fabric

Amazon has a nice assortment of fleece fabric as well. You can fing team prints, animal prints, disney prints, and anti-pill solids as well. If you are unable to get to the store, Amazon is a great choice for online purchases.

Making a No-Sew Fleece Scarf

No Sew Fleece Scarf

To make the scarf in the video above, you will need a piece of fabric 10 inches by 60 inches. Make sure the stretch of the fabric runs along the width of the fabric. Along one of the long edges, cut 2 inch lengths about every 1/2 inch. You can leave these or tie every two together, creating knots along the edge.

Fleece Scarf with Pockets

Fleece Scarf with Pockets

For the scarf in the video above, you will need 2/3 yard of fleece fabric and 1/3 yard of faux fur fabric. Cut the faux fur fabric into 12 by 12 pieces. This fabric can be very messy to cut, so you may want to do this outside, shaking it off, and then bringing it into the house. Cut two pieces of fleece fabric 12 inches by 60 inches. Sew two pieces of fleece together, using a 1/2 inch seam allowance. Pin the faux fur pieces to the ends of the scarf, face down. Be sure to leave the top open. Sew fur to fleec along three outer edges. Trim the corners and flip fur to the outside. Reinforce edges with a seam along edges of fur.

Fleece Fun

Fleece Fun is a great website with all kinds of ideas for using fleece. It has free patterns for the following:

  • For baby
  • For children
  • Hats all sizes
  • Scarves and Capes
  • Pillows and home d├ęcor
  • Bags and accessories
  • Holiday projects
  • Doll and toy patterns
  • Miscellaneous


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    • Rosie writes profile image

      Rosie writes 5 years ago from Virginia

      Thank you Jamie. I actually just bought some beautiful fleece fabric and am going to make a scarf now. Hope to have some great pics to add to my hub. Thanks for reading.

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      I have seen these scarves and have always wanted to make one.. your hub here is very informative and useful! Thank you for sharing this :)

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      Rosie writes 5 years ago from Virginia

      Thanks drosostalitsa! Super easy to make - go for it!

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      drosostalitsa 5 years ago from Greece

      Great tutorial! I am gonna need one of these! Thank you so much for sharing

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 5 years ago

      This looks like great fun and there are so many fleece patterns out there! Shared and pinned.