Crappy Crafting #3: The Scarf

It’s time for another installment of Crappy Crafting. Another? That implies we’ve done this before, doesn’t it? It does, and I did! So what if there’s only been two in two years. Crappy Crafting is not something one rushes into. Oh, wait. That’s exactly what it’s for: quick and cheap. Just like how I prefer my women.

Here’s how to make a simple no-sew child’s scarf out of fleece fabric.

1) Buy some fleece that matches the jacket. You will need at least 12″, which if you don’t want to look like an idiot, ask for 1/3 yard.

2) Cut the sides down so they look relatively straight. I prefer the final width to be about 7″ for Aitch right now.

3) The final length depends on the age of your child. I just draped it around Aitch’s neck and eyeballed it so that it fell just below her jacket hem (about 4′).

4) Cut a vertical slit about a third of the way down the scarf. Don’t make the slit too long, about 4″.

5) To wear, drape around your child’s neck and run one end through the slit.

You can fancy it up by cutting a fringe on the ends. Another option is to leave it much wider than recommended in step #2 and cut fringe all the way around it. If you’re going to go that route, you won’t be able to trim much off the original 12″ (excuse me! the one-third of a yard) you bought since a good fringe should be about four inches on each side. However, you could always just cut fringe on one side and that would be really cute, too.

Oh, mother. Violet is sooo 2010.

5 thoughts on “Crappy Crafting #3: The Scarf”

  1. It’s cute but my youngest takes great delight in wrapping things tightly around her neck – we have hidden everything longer than about 6 inches. She’ll probably start stripping our shoelaces soon.

    1. OH SHIT! Forgot the disclaimer: not intended for young children. Parental supervision required! BTW, as soon as I put this on Aitch, I put her jacket on over it so she can’t reach it easily and start to tighten it.

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