Even though it's not perfect, I think it was a successful experiment and now know what not to do when I make 3 more this weekend for his friends' birthday presents.
To make your own skull scarf:
- Cut 2 pieces of fleece, each in different colors (one for the back, one for the front), to the size you want your scarf. I used one I already had as a guide.
- Find a picture of a skull with crossbones you like. Size it to fit on your scarf, print it and cut it out. The one I used can be found here.
- REVISION: added step- Iron on some fusible interfacing behind the parts you want to cut out. This makes sewing around the shapes much easier.
- Trace the pieces onto your top piece of fleece near one end of the scarf and cut them out.
- Cut out the nose and eye pieces. (Mine aren't the right size or shape. I'll do better next time.)
- Pin your top piece of fleece to the bottom piece, iron the area with the fusible interfacing sandwiched between, and sew all the way around the edges using at least 1/4 inch allowance.
- This is the tricky part: arrange and pin the cut-out skull and crossbones and carefully sew them down as close to the edge as possible.
- This is the trickier part and why I think I iron-fused the parts the next time: tack the eyes and nose down and carefully sew them down as close to the edge as possible...and then you're done!