DIY: Boys Cosy Flannel Scarf

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DIY: Boys Cosy Flannel Scarf

A flannel scarf is easy to make and will get loads of use during the cold weather. Add a secret pocket, and your little one might never take it off!

This is a great scarf for those rough-around-the-edges types of boys.  Having two of my own, I am aware that they don’t need anything that can’t make it through a tug and a pull. I’ve added a sturdy opening for the scarf to be pulled through to aid in keeping it around your little guy’s neck, and it has a built-in pocket to tuck away all the goodies they’ve collected that day.  This scarf can be made in about an hour but your boys will wear it all season, especially when they know it came from you.

Materials:

45 cm Flannel from bolt
45 cm Fleece from bolt
Coordinating Thread
5 cm piece of sew-in Velcro

DIY: Boys Cosy Flannel Scarf
Cut your material to the following measurements: 

Flannel:
1 piece at 100 cm x 20 cm  
1 piece at 15 cm  x 30 cm
2 pieces of 15 cm x 15 cm

Fleece:
1 piece at 100 cm x 20 cm

DIY: Boys Cosy Flannel Scarf

Take your 15 cm  x 30 cm piece of flannel and fold it in half so now it is 7.5 cm x 15 cm

DIY: Boys Cosy Flannel Scarf

Take a round edge, I used a plate, and use it to create a curved edge for the pocket top.  You can use a sharpie to draw the curve.

DIY: Boys Cosy Flannel Scarf

Cut out the curve.

DIY: Boys Cosy Flannel Scarf

With right sides of the fabric together, sew the two pieces together with a 1 cm seam.  Make sure to leave a 7 cm opening unsewn so we can turn the pocket right side out later.  Clip corners and curves.

DIY: Boys Cosy Flannel Scarf

Turn pocket right side out and edge stitch around the entire pocket top.  This will close up the opening you left earlier.

DIY: Boys Cosy Flannel Scarf

Repeat steps 5-6 with the pocket body (the 2 x 15 cm squares).

DIY: Boys Cosy Flannel Scarf

Take one piece of the 5 cm Velcro and place it on the INSIDE of the pocket top.  Sew it in centered about 3 cm down from the top.

DIY: Boys Cosy Flannel Scarf

Take the other piece of the 5 cm Velcro and place it on the OUTSIDE of the pocket body.  Sew it in centered about 3 cm down from the top.

DIY: Boys Cosy Flannel Scarf

Take the pocket top and lay it on the RIGHT SIDE of your fleece scarf piece about 6 cm up from the bottom of the scarf.  The bottom of the pocket top should be at the 15 cm mark as shown. Pin in place.

DIY: Boys Cosy Flannel Scarf

Make a mark with a pin 5 cm up from the bottom of the pocket top.  This is the only place you are going to stitch. Stitch the pocket top in place at this one point only.

DIY: Boys Cosy Flannel Scarf

Take your pocket body and pin it down making sure the top of the pocket body is just touching the line you just stitched for the pocket top.

DIY: Boys Cosy Flannel Scarf

Pin in place and using your previous edge stitch as a guide, stitch the pocket down on the three sides only.

DIY: Boys Cosy Flannel Scarf

Now take the two scarf pieces and lay them WRONG SIDES TOGETHER and pin.  

DIY: Boys Cosy Flannel Scarf

Sew with a 1 cm seam around the entire scarf.

DIY: Boys Cosy Flannel Scarf

Measure from the pocket side of the scarf, up 40 cm.  Mark the measurement with a pin.

DIY: Boys Cosy Flannel Scarf

Now, to make the slit, cut in 5 cm at that 40 cm mark.  

DIY: Boys Cosy Flannel Scarf

Using a small zig zag stitch, stitch around the entire opening, making sure you are stitching through both sides of fabric.  

DIY: Boys Cosy Flannel Scarf

Wrap it around your boy’s neck and pull it through!  You’re done – now make some for the boys in your life!

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