Friday, October 28, 2011

Skull & Crossbones Scarf

Fall has hit full force here in Minnesota, and Halloween is almost here.  What is more perfect than a skull and crossbones scarf to keep your special guy's neck warm?  Here is the post from last year to inspire you.  
(Use the revised instructions below for easier assembly.)


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!

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