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1.12.10

Santa Scarf


 A scarf is a must have for my children in the winter. It is especially important that I make sure Dakota wears a scarf when it is cold out. He has asthma and breathing in all the cold air outside can quickly send him into an asthma attack Of course, he doesn't always like to wear scarves and keep his mouth and nose covered, (Typical child thing. I was the same way). I thought maybe if I made him a fun scarf he might be more easily persuaded to wear it. I saw a crocheted Santa scarf somewhere last year and thought it was adorable.  I can't crochet, but I knew I could sew one! Here's how I made it.

SUPPLIES NEEDED:

  • 1/3 yard red fleece
  • Scrap of white fleece 
  • Flesh color felt
  • Scraps of red, white, and black felt
  • Fur trim
  • thread
  • fabric glue
  • needle for hand sewing
  • sewing machine
STEP 1
Cut a 5" x 5" square from the flesh colored felt (face)
From white fleece cut 2 pieces 5' x 6"  (beard)
From the black felt cut small circles (eyes)
From the white felt cut a mustache
From the red felt cut a circle (nose) and a half circle (mouth)
Cut a 10" x 60"  rectangle from the red fleece

STEP 2
Fold the red fleece in half so it's long and skinny.  At one end taper it into a triangle.
 This will be the end of Santa's hat.

STEP 3
 
On the other end lay your flesh felt to one of the corners as pictured above.

STEP 4
Sew close to the edge.

 STEP 5
 
Fold fleece in half so it's long and skinny.  Sew around  the long edges and the point.  Leave the end with flesh felt open.


 STEP 6
Turn right side out and top stitch 1/2" from the edge.

 STEP 7
Lay one white fleece square close to the bottom edge and sew 1/4" from edge.

STEP  8
 
Lay the second piece of white fleece 1/2" above the piece you have just sewn.
Sew 1/4" from edge.

 STEP 9
Cut the fleece with pinking sheers (if you have them) into strips 1/4" wide.

STEP 10

Glue on the pieces of the face.

STEP 11
Glue on the fur for the trim of Santa's hat.

STEP 12
Cut an oval out of the furry fabric.

STEP 13
Hand sew a running stitch and gather. Put a little stuffing in it.

STEP 14
Pull the thread tight and sew shut.

STEP 15
Sew the ball to the tapered end of Santa's hat.


Now you have a scarf any child (and some adults) will LOVE wearing!

If you don't sew that's okay!!! You can still make one.  
Cut your red fleece 5" x 60" instead of 10" x 60"
Using FABRIC GLUE. Glue on the flesh felt to one end.  Taper the other end.
Glue on the beard, face pieces, and fur piece for the hat trim.
Glue a circle for the ball at the end of the hat.




12 comments:

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

Your scarf is just adorable!

Beth @ Wiccan Make Some Too said...

Awww! I want one.

Lila Jo said...

so cute, wish my girls would keep scarves on! instead we go with the turtle neck and hat with earflaps route for outside play. definately not as cute as a santa scarf!

Judy Bagwell said...

This is the cutest scarf ever. I'm going to try to find some time to make one. TFS!

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

You are always coming up with great ideas! THis is another fabulous one. Great job. I'm highlighting this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com

Nichol said...

I just found your blog and how adorable are your handmade items! I'm not at all crafty but you crafty mamas inspire me so much. I have a sewing machine and have no clue how to use it. I think it's time for some classes! Now following along:)

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

This is SO CLEVER and CUTE! I think EVERYONE would LOVE one of these... Thank you SO much for this pattern... LOVE IT!!!
Hugs, Donna

Cyn said...

So cute! What a great idea, I may have to make one for my 3 yr old!
I found you on Crystals Craft Spot link party.

Cyn from http://cynspiration.blogspot.com/

Meg said...

Oh my gosh--adorable. I love it!

Maridith @ Strictly Homemade said...

That is so clever!! I am sure your kids get stopped everywhere they go saying how cute their scarf it. Great job! It would make great gifts

Crystal said...

I love it! So adorable. I'll be featuring this tomorrow.

Cheryl said...

Really cute idea. I've featured this today, so be sure to grab a Featured On Sew Can Do button - Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)