Gift Inspiration Day Day Twenty Five: Flannel Scarf


My son gets on the bus at 6:50 a.m. down the street from our house.  He texted me this morning to let me know that he’d forgotten his backpack.  Apparently, the 35 pound baritone saxophone he packs around was enough to make him think he had everything.  I threw on my shoes, grabbed his backpack and headed out the door.  Halfway down the driveway I was wishing I’d thrown on a coat and a scarf.   It’s cold out there!   When it’s this cold and the wind is blowing, a scarf is essential.

Today’s gift idea is a fast and easy flannel scarf.  Our sample is made with a dark flannel that would work for a man, but it can be made in any color and altered in length and width to fit anyone.  The directions below will result in a scarf approximately 80″ x 5.5.”

{Read all instructions before beginning}


3/4 yard of flannel

Step 1:  Cut (2) 12″ x width of fabric pieces.  Remove selvage.

Step 2:  With right sides together (RST), match 12″ ends and sew a 1/2″ seam on one end.  Press seam open.  Trim length to 81″.

Step 3:  With RST, fold in half, matching the 81″ raw edges and the center seam.  Sew 1/4″ seam along 81″ side.  Turn, press and even up ends if needed.

Step 4:  Turn ends under 1/2″ and press.

Step 5:  Top stitch 1/8″ around entire piece.


Step 6:  We are going to add a small amount of quilting to the scarf.  Find the center seam, and stitch in the ditch.  Add another stitch line 1″ on either side of the center seam.  Measure 6″ from one of your outside quilting seams and add three more.  Continue down the length of the scarf.  Repeat on the second half.


One response to “Gift Inspiration Day Day Twenty Five: Flannel Scarf

  1. Pingback: Gift Inspiration Day Twenty Six: Shaving Bag | Quilt Expressions Blog

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