Curbly Video Podcast: How to Make Hand-Printed Fleece Scarves.

created on: 12/14/08

This easy no-sew, no-knit hand-printed scarf project makes a perfect and perfectly easy gift for everyone on your list. And since they cost under $2.00 to make, you can create one to match every coat and outfit in their closet.

Click play to watch the video, or check it out here.


  • 1/8' yard fleece
  • Long straight edge/yard stick
  • Rotary cutter or scissors
  • Contact paper
  • Craft knife and sharp blade
  • Pencil
  • Fabric paint
  • Stencil brush

Here's a quick run down:

  1. Doing your best to keep everything square, cut out your scarf shape. It can be whatever width and length matches your body and taste.
  2. Create a stencil with the contact paper, peel off the backing, and adhere it to the scarf.
  3. Using quick dabbing motions, blot the paint into the stencil.
  4. Remove, wrap it around you, and rock around the Christmas tree!

created on: 12/14/08

created on: 12/14/08

created on: 12/14/08

Happy Holidays!


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EvenSewSteph on Nov 23, 2013:

Fleece is typically 58 to 60 inches wide, long enough for a scarf.  I think these are one layer, but even at only 4 inches wide, that would be only 9 full scarves.  I prefer wider, two layer scarves, turned, so that the seams are inside.  Just commenting because most fleece is not 45" as someone asked.

Anonymous on Nov 20, 2013:

I want to know how you manage to cut 10 scarves out of 1 yard of fleece!To be long enough to wrap anound your neck- (width of fabric =45 inches),the scarves would have to be about 3 1/2 inches wide...I make lots of scarves, and the most I can get from a yard is 6. Hmmmmm...?

Chris Gardner on Mar 17, 2011:

Richard, sure, but you certainly don't use an entire pot of paint on one scarf. You could get a yard of fabric, a roll of contact paper, a brush, and paint for around $12-14, and make at least 10 of these.

Richard May on Mar 16, 2011:

This is a charming idea and well executed but I have to take issue with your assertion that the project would cost less than $2.00. Apparently you haven't been keeping up with the prices of fabric paint lately, as even a small pot costs well over $2.00!

ModHomeEcTeacher on Dec 18, 2008:


bruno on Dec 18, 2008:

Speaking of sewing machines, check out my mother-in-law's:

created on: 12/18/08

Made the same year she was born (1948), as she always says, and solid as a rock. Thought you sewing junkies might enjoy that!

Chris Gardner on Dec 17, 2008:


1). I have to be clean to feel creative.

2). No, I just used some clear tape that I tried to keep hidden.

3). Thanks for your encouragement.

I DID get the sewing machine, but I haven't run it yet, since it's my Christmas present, and my wife says I'd be cheating. It does way something like 35 pounds, so I'm pretty convinced it'll be dope.

ModHomeEcTeacher on Dec 16, 2008:

1) Your shop looks fabulous, how do you keep it so organized?

2)You are an exceptional aritst/stencil cutter

3) You are a SuperSTAR!!!

Did you buy that sewing machine?

vertigo on Dec 16, 2008:

im in loooooooooooooove. <3

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