This simple scarf project is a fun and easy craft that the kids can make and give to Mom or Dad for Valentine’s Day. While I recommend using felt to make the Valentine’s Day scarf you could use almost any material. Fleece would work well for this simple scarf craft project as well as any super warm and cozy fabric.
While I recommend the sewing machine for this project you could substitute some No Sew or Fabric glue. There is so little sewing involved in making this easy scarf that it is a great craft project to use to introduce your kids to the sewing machine.
To Make a Felt Valentine’s Day Scarf You Will Need:
1 Yard each of 2 Colors of Fleece (go for red, pink, or purple)
Swing machine or No Sew
Tip: You can buy fleece that has patterns a designs printed on them. They are perfect for this craft project. I find fleece with heart and other great Valentine’s themed designs at the fabric store all of the time.
Now, the first step is to lay your first color for fabric out on the table.
Measure a piece out that is 8 inches wide and 1 yard long. You can have the kids trace this with their chalk. You can make this shorter for smaller children.)
Repeat this step on the other color of fleece or fabric.
Now, if you are sewing you need to lay the first piece of fleece fabric that you cut out on top of the second piece.
Pin the two long edges together using your fabric pins. Leave the ends open, like a tunnel. Do not pin them or sew them shut.
Now, sew a straight-line down each side of the Valentine’s Day scarf. Cut off any loose threads.
Now, remove the scarf from the sewing machine. Turn it inside out. This will give you nice finished edges for a great looking homemade scarf.
Now, use your tape measure and chalk to measure each end of the scarf off in one-inch increments. You will probably get six inches out of this. You probably lost about two inches of width when you sewed the Valentine’s Day scarf together.
Now, just place a dot on the end of the scarf (both ends) with your chalk. Now, use your tape measure to measure in four inches from each end of the scarf.
Use you scissors to cut in at every one-inch dot you made. The cut should run 4 inches into the ends to the scarf.
I find it easy to cut both pieces of fabric at the same time.
Now, have the kids tie the loose strips of fabric into knots at the end of the Valentine’s Day scarf. Tie the loose strips that match each other together.
Now, you can be finished or you can take this simple scarf project one step further with the kids.
If you don’t own a sewing machine and you don’t dig fabric glue or No Sew you do have a few options. You can rent a sewing machine from the fabric shop. You could also borrow a sewing machine from a good friend or family member.
In place of a sewing machine you could also buy a tapestry needle (they sell for about $2) and some yarn. Have the kids sew their scarf edged together with the yarn. It adds more color and can really look great. They can simple press the tapestry needle through the edge of the scarf pieces and continue this down the edge until it is sewn together, Just be sure they tie a good and sturdy knot so their homemade scarf does not come apart.