DIY Tutorial: How to Make 2 Scarves from 1 Yard of Fleece

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Two scarves made from one yard of fleece

With the winter season officially upon us, nothing is more useful than a warm and cozy scarf. The concept of a scarf is so simple, yet so functional–it’s really just a strip of fabric, after all. This year, try your hand at making your own winter accessories–you’ll be surprised at how easy it is!

In this tutorial, we show you how to transform a single yard of fleece into two different accessories: a circle infinity scarf and a fringe scarf. And since fleece runs for an average of $10 or less per yard, this is the epitome of a budget-friendly project.

Supplies to make two scarves from one yard of fleece


-Fleece (1 yard)
-Fabric scissors
-Straight pins
-Sewing machine


Start off by cutting the fleece into three equal parts. This translates into three 12-inch wide segments, as indicated by the dotted lines above.

How to Make a Circle Scarf:

For the circle scarf, you’ll be attaching the first two segments together by sewing the short edges together.

Trimming fleece with fabric scissors

1. Fold each segment in half and cut across to straighten the edge.

Pinning fleece with straight pins

2. Take the two long rectangles and pin them together along the the short sides. Repeat at the opposite end.

Sewing fleece together

3. Sew.

Trimming fleece after stitching

4. If necessary, straighten out the raw edges.

Finished fleece circle scarf

Once you’ve cut away the excess threads, your circle scarf is all done. It can be wrapped around your neck up to three times for maximum warmth and protection from the cold.

How to Make a Fringe Scarf:

This version requires absolutely zero sewing skills. All you need is some fleece and a pair of fabric scissors!

Trimming fleece with fabric scissors

1. Fold one 12-inch wide segment in half and cut across to straighten the edge. If you’re using plaid fleece, the lines in the pattern can serve as a guide.

Cutting fringe with fabric scissors

2. Starting about 1/2 inch from the edge, cut a vertical 2-inch slit through both layers.

Completed fringe

3. Repeat until you reach the other side.

Completed fringe scarf

How easy was that?

Finished fleece fringe scarf

Happy making!

Photo credits: Kirsten Nunez (Step-by-Step Tutorial) & Haruka Sakaguchi of The Denizen Co. (Street Style)

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