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Materials to Sew a Hood Scarf
What could be better than a hood and scarf in one? This no fuss hood scarf was one of the few head coverings that I didn't have to argue about getting my children to wear. They were never fond of having to wear a fitted hat. This hood scarf is easy to wear without causing a tight-on-the-head feeling.
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- Polar Fleece
- Optional-- button and elastic
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Cutting and Assembly
- Cut out one strip of fleece 62" long by 10" wide Cut the length by the stretch of the fabric.
- Fold the strip in half to measure 31" by 10". (These measurements are for a child's size)
- On the folded edge: 6" from the front edge. Mark 8" on the back edge down from the fold.
- Stitch the curve, tapering into the fold and the back edge.
- Serge or zig zag the seam allowance.
- On the end of the scarf (the end without the seam) Make cuts 2" in perpendicular to the edge, as shown... in the diagram.
- Try the scarf on and locate the best area under the chin for a button. Attach an elastic loop to the opposite side for securing the button.
Ideas to enhance a simple scarf:
- Use your serger to finish the edges.
- Using narrow strips of fleece, attach a bunch of them in the seam at the crown to create a tassel effect.
- Make matching mittens or gloves.
- Use other kinds of fabric by allowing enough fabric for a hem.