Easy Peasy Game Day Scarf (Seriously, sew easy!)
Football season is finally here! It is one of the reasons I love fall. My little town in North Georgia is a true “Friday Night Lights” town and I wouldn’t be a true southern girl if I didn’t love college football as well. Overall, the temperatures in the south in the fall are perfect and, many days, you can still wear shorts and t-shirts to games – but the nights do start to get chilly.
This prompted me to make some cute and ridiculously easy scarfs for those chilly fall football nights.
- 10″ x 57″ of Fleece (buy 1/3 yard at the store of 60″ wide fleece)
- Rayon thread – Check out our new Team Spirit Store for some popular team color combinations
- Sulky Tear-Easy Stabilizer
- Sulky Solvy or Heat Away Stabilizer
The Easiest Directions Ever
- Embroider your school’s ‘saying’ (i.e. Go Canes, Go Noles, etc.) about 8″ above one end of the scarf, centered. I did this by folding the fleece in half, long ways, and then measured up in order to be able to hoop the fleece centered. I hooped 2 layers of Sulky Tear Easy, the fleece, and then one layer of Sulky Heat Away (you could use Solvy, too).
- Stitch out the embroidery. I used the same thread in the top and bobbin.
- Finish the edges one of three ways:
- Serge the edges with a serger. You can do this in the same contrasting color you used for the words or in a matching color. Serger Hack: If you only have one spool of the thread you want to use to serge, wind three bobbins. On a small project like this, it is enough thread to go around the scarf.
- Sew the edges using one of the overlocking or decorative stitch on your regular sewing machine.
- Turn the edge under and sew.
- Okay, I lied. There is a fourth way. You could do nothing to the edge. It’s fleece. It’s not going to fray. I personally liked using my sewing machine and the overlock stitch best.
Helpful Tip: I want my corners to be round so I used a plastic plate and chalk to mark the curve and then cut the shape. I folded the scarf in half so I could cut both ends at the same time.
That’s it! Really! I told you it was easy. So go make a scarf and cheer on your team.