Last Minute Christmas Scarf

Hi! I’m still alive! I’ve been so busy with this school year that I’ve hardly had time to make, let alone craft. But the past week or two, I’ve finally gotten back into some sort of crafting groove, and I have few things to share. But today, with a week left until Christmas, I thought I’d put together a tutorial for a quick project that makes a great gift!dscn4666

That’s right; today, I’m sharing not just a make, but a tutorial. It’s a super simple project that can be made in under an hour, and makes a wonderfully cozy present. It’s nothing groundbreaking, but still, here goes!

Two-toned Pull Through Flannel Scarf

Materials:dscn4667

  • 2 cuts of flannel, each about 1 foot wide
  • sewing machine
  • thread
  • pins
  • scissors

Directions:

  1. Cut your flannel to size. For length, I found the width of the bolt (56″) made a good length, so kept the selvedges the short ends, and cut strips 12″ wide.dscn4668
  2. Pin your two pieces together, right sides facing each other, and sew around using a 5/8″ seam allowance. Make sure to leave a 4″ opening along one of the long sides.dscn4669
  3. Trim corners and turn right side out. When you trim, be careful not to clip through your stitches!dscn4670
  4. Pin all around, making sure that the fabric around the opening in tucked inside. Sew around, about 1/4″ from the edge. If you’re having trouble getting the edges neat while pinning, feel free to break out the iron!dscn4671
  5. About a quarter of the way up from a short edge, mark a 4-5″ line in the center of your scarf. Zig-zag stitch around the line a few times.dscn4673
  6. Cut the line inside your stitching carefully, and avoid cutting the zig-zags. This is your pull-through opening. The flannel will fray a bit. I gently tugged at the cut edges and then trimmed all the little strands.
  7. Ta-dah! You’re ready to face the fiercest flurries!dscn4661

Variations:

  • Use a contrasting thread to make the edge stitching and pull-through really pop.
  • Add pom-pom fringe to the short ends.
  • Use a printed flannel with a solid, or be really vibrant and mix different prints!
  • Add a third layer of flannel and quilt the layers together.