Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Fleece Pocket Scarf

I wanted to make my kids some scarves out of fleece.  My local fabric store had their polar fleece on sale for 50% off, so it was the perfect time to stock up and get started on this project.  I was also secretly hoping that by making these, the weather will take a hint and cool off.  It is Fall you know!

I started off by purchasing a 1/4 yard of fleece.  I chose a cute pink check for my daughter and a blue and red stripe for my son.

After trimming off the selvage, I cut 2 pieces off the bottom of each scarf to create the pockets.

After pinning them into place on each side of the scarf, I sewed them on, along each side and the bottom, leaving the top open for the pocket.  Then, I folded the fleece in half lengthwise, pinned the right sides together and made a straight stitch.

I turned the scarf right side out and cut the bottom of the scarf (below the pocket) into a fringe.

These were really easy to make and turned out super cute!  My kids can wear them casually around their neck and put their hands in the scarf pockets, or can wear them wrapped around their neck like a regular scarf.

Sharing this fun fall craft at these blogs:


  1. Visiting via Hope Studios...I love your scarf and the really adorable model. I just bought some of the same pink block fleece for some fingerless gloves. Isn't it just the softest fabric?
    Have a lovely week.

    Janet xox
    The Empty Nest

  2. What a great idea. I love that 'plaid' fleece you found. Very cute!

  3. oh my word I love that! how neat to have pockets for their hands

  4. VERY smart, and oh so cute! The sweet model is adorable too! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's.

  5. I am a new follower and I would love a follow back!!!

  6. So funny. I just did a scarf post too! It's getting to be that season I guess! Winter is just around the corner. Visiting from TT.

  7. Hi there! I am a new follower! Hope you stop on by! Have a great weekend!

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  9. oh my, the fabric for your sons scarf is perfect! Where I live, I can never ever find nice boyish fabric when I need it!

    Here from NFF, have a super weekend

  10. That fabric is so cute. It looks like your daughter really likes it. (She's so cute, too ;)).

  11. super duper cool!!!
    following you + hope you consider following me too

  12. What sweet scarves! The pocket detail is a great idea!

    I'm visiting from NFF. Have a great weekend!

  13. Super cute! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

  14. Those are so stinkin cute! Maybe I'll get some time to make them for my granddaughters for Christmas. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Hi! I found this cute scarf via pinterest and I love it! Your model is adorable! I'm hosting a scarf sewing challenge Nov. 2012 and I'm including this scarf as an inspirational reference. Please consider joining us in this challenge. We'd love to have you! Your scarf will be featured in a post this week titled Scarves with Pockets, and I'll link one photo right back to this post. Thanks for sharing your free tutorials and inspiration!
    Rikka J.
    Ricochet and Away!

  16. Love your fabric choices. I did a similar scarf and loved the hidden pocket idea. I gave you a shout out on my blog: Cheaper Nuggets: My $10 White Christmas