This is the perfect time to make winter accessories for your little ones since they will not grow out of them next year. They are going to want to wear them all day long when you pick their favorite colors and they feel the softness of Cuddle fabric. Start with an easy scarf adorned with cute pom poms. This is sure to bring a smile.
This is a small size scarf that is 29" long plus the length of the pom poms. Please increase the length and width for a large child or even an adult. It is easy to calculate - take a tape measure and place it where you would like the scarf to start and end, wrapping around the back of your neck, and add 1" for the seam allowance. Remember you may want to shorten the length if you are adding pom poms.
Sweet Posy Cuddle in Fuchsia by Shannon Fabrics – two pieces measuring 30” by 5”
Fairfield World's Wool Batting measuring 30” by 5”
Machine Walking Foot
Curved corner cutter ruler (available at Nancy Notions) or something similar
2 Pom poms – see instructions here
Cording or ribbon to attach the pom poms
Sewing machine and supplies
Lay one piece of the cuddle fabric with the right side facing up. Place the next piece of cuddle on top of it with right sides together. Place the wool batting on top. Pin in place.
Trim the all four corners of the scarf sandwich with the small side of the curved corner cutter ruler or something similar.
Increase the stitch length to 3 mm. Using a walking foot, sew around the perimeter of the fur scarf with a ½” seam allowance, leaving a 2-3” opening on one side. If adding pom poms to the ends, also leave a ½” opening on each end.
Trim the batting close to the seam allowance.
Turn right side out. Finger press.
Tie a knot in the pom pom cording 1-2” from the pom pom and trim the cording.
Insert the cording into each end of the scarf and pin.
Topstitch the scarf. This will close all the openings and secure the pom pom inside the scarf.
Now you can rest assured that your little one is nice and warm, as well as fashionable with their new pom pom scarf.
See how to make a matching headband, mittens, and bootliners in upcoming blog posts.