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Gift presents for winter: fleece neck warmers, 2 ways

Sewing  |  August 30th 2011  |  0 Comment


Gift presents for winter: fleece neck warmers, 2 ways

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{Seam allowances 1/2″ unless otherwise stated}


For the neck warmer:


Cut two pieces of fleece 21″ long by 5″ tall (for approx. a 2 year old.), 24″ long by 6″ tall (for a 4-5 year old) You may need to play around with the length on these depending on what size head you’re going to try and fit it over. Fleece does stretch nicely, but just hold it up to that noggin and eyeball it!



Fold in half matching up the short ends RIGHT sides together. Just a little note here that most fleeces don’t have a distinct right or wrong side, just make sure the side you want facing out is RIGHT sides together.


Sew together. Be sure to use at least a cotton poly blend thread or all poly thread for fleece. I also lengthened by stitch length to 3 instead of my usual 2.5.


Repeat for other strip of fleece.



Finger press seams open. Place one tube inside the other with WRONG sides facing. Pin in place.



Topstitch around both top and bottom of neck warmer about 3/8″ from each edge. You don’t have to worry about the raw edges because fleece doesn’t fray.


For the reverse applique scarf:



Take two pieces of fleece 5″ tall by approx. 45″ long. Place WRONG sides together. Pin and sew a rectangle all the way around the scarf leaving the last 3-4″ on each end unsewn (this will be for the fringes).



Make a simple drawing with a water soluble pen or just freehand sew it on your machine towards the end of one side of the scarf. Now clip through the top layer of fleece with a sharp scissors (being careful not to cut through the other side) close to the stitching.



Lastly, cut 1/2″ slits into each end of the scarf for fringes. That’s it! You’re set. Try it on a keep warm!
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