Thursday, December 2, 2010

Collegiate Scarf

The blogworld is filled with wonderful Christmas crafts right now,
but we are going to take a quick break from all of that
for some college football!

My UCF Knights are rockin' it right now!
Not only in football but college basketball too.
UCF beat the Gators last night in basketball.

The husband and I are heading to the Conference USA champtionship game this weekend at UCF.
It might be just a little bit chilly for tailgating in the morning so what better way to keep warm than a cozy fleece scarf, in black and gold of course!

Want to make one for your favorite team?
Here you go. 
A super simple and quick project.

Buy your school colors in fleece at the fabric store.
I bought a half yard of black and a half yard of "gold" fleece and that has been plenty to make 3 scarves.

Cut the fabric into rectangles measuring 8" x 3"

Then take one of each of the fleece rectangle over to the sewing machine.
Choose the zig-zag stitch on your machine and use a pretty big zig-zag.

(my zig-zag stitch is right under # 3)

Then start stitching the rectangles together right where the meet up.

Keep going until you have the right length for yourself.
Mine is 11 black rectangles and 10 gold rectangles.

Keep alternating the colors and it will start to look like this.

Then you can customize it a little bit more by narrowing down the width a little bit.
I decide that I wanted mine to be 6 inches wide so I used my rotary cutter to narrow it a bit.

My ruler just happens to be 6"wide so this was pretty easy. 
Eventually you will have a nice little pile of scraps.
Do want you want to with these. 

And that is it.
Now you have a nice and cozy scarf for your football championship and bowl games coming up.

Happy almost weekend and


DanielleisNesting said...

Too cute! It looks so easy!

Anonymous said...

Haha! Adorable. Go Noles.

scarf accessories said...

Gorgeous. Perfect fall colors. Damn, I do not need the time suck that spinning would be, and yet it's so freaking tempting.

~Niki~ said...

*sew* cute~great idea.

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

I love the look of this, Kristin! I might make a pink and white one for my daughter. Nice job!