It might normally be cold where you live in the world this time of year, but for Austin, TX, baby, it’s COLD! Over Thanksgiving and Christmas there are normally days where we can get away with wearing a t-shirt, it’s so warm, but this weekend has had rainy days with highs in the low 40s. It makes me believe I’m back in Atlanta, GA again.
I decided to take advantage of the cold temps and knock out a simple scarf project for my son. I’ve had this piece of skull flannel that’s just been screaming boy scarf for months. It’s a simple project. It took me less than an hour to complete.
You will need two panels measuring 40″ by 9″. I recommend flannel or fleece. I used what I had in my stash, the flannel skulls shown here and some heavy weight red knit.
Sew right sides together with a 5/8″ seam allowance, leaving a 3″ gap at one end. Clip your corners and turn right side out. Iron your scarf panel flat at the seams and finish your edges with a straight stitch or decorative stitch. I chose to use a zig zag.
Measure 4″ up from one short side of your scarf and mark your center. Then draw a line about 5 inches long down the center of the scarf. Like a big buttonhole, sew a tight zig zag stitch in a long rectangle just off the center line. Carefully cut open a slit in the center of the rectangle.
Sit back and admire your work. You have just created a simple scarf.