After making the fleece blankets a couple weeks ago, I wanted to try the braided edge on a scarf. And it works!!
It ends up being a little thick since it's double layered. That's great if you want it really warm. If you're looking for something lighter, though, you might be better off with a single layer scarf with just the ends fringed.
Here's how I did it...
I layered my two kinds of fleece and cut out a piece. For my first scarf I used the whole width of the fabric (fleece usually comes 60 inches wide) and cut a strip about 8 inches wide. (Next time I would actually cut it a little more like 6-7 inches wide, since the scarf is so thick.
Your kids may want to dance around it. :)
Trim off the salvages (the sides of the fabric that usually have things printed on them or are lumpy.)
Measure for your fringe. I used fringe that was 1 1/2 inches wide and marked it with blue painters masking tape. The tape isn't necessary, it is an easy way to mark it and the tape helps the scissors naturally stop where it needs to. This time I used scissors, but I've also used a rotary cutter at times.
I cut the fringe 1 inch wide and just laid my quilting ruler down as a guide. (I made a second one and was in a hurry and didn't measure them as exactly and that one turned out well too.)
Cut a slit near the end of each piece of fringe. I cut through both layers at once. You want to be careful not to do it too close to the end though.
It should look like this.
Make sure you remove the tape AFTER you've cut all the slits because the fringe won't be lined up as well.
Pull it through the top fringe.
And tie both pieces together in a tight double knot.
This is destined for the lovely lady who stands out in 20 degree weather to help Firecracker cross the street.
Click here to see how to put together this Scarf Roll with goodies inside as a gift.
If you're interested in how this braiding works for a Double Layer Fleece Blanket, click here.
Or for the single layer version, click here.
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