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Fleece Pocket Scarf Sewing Tutorial

A cozy fleece pocket scarf to keep your neck and hands warm! Includes sizes for adult, child, and toddler. You can easily make a pocket scarf in less than 30 minutes! 
Prep Time10 mins
Active Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Yield: 1 scarf
Cost: $6


  • sewing machine
  • measuring tape
  • scissors
  • sewing clips/straight pins


  • 1 yard fleece fabric solid or non-directional print


Cutting Guide

  • Adult/Teen: 2 (58" x 9") strips of fleece, 4 (9") squares of fleece
    Child: 2 (55" x 8.5") strips of fleece, 4 (8.5") squares of fleece
    Toddler: 2 (50" x 8") strips of fleece, 4 (8") squares of fleece
    two strips of fleece cut into long rectangles
  • Lay pocket squares on table. Place 2 squares together, right side of the fabric facing eachother.
    4 fleece squares
  • Sew the two squares together across the top.
    Note: Use a zig zag stitch and 3/8" seam allowance (edge of pressure foot) for entire project.
    hands feeding fleece fabric through sewing machine
  • Open square and fold over so that the seam is now inside and the right side of the fabric is on the outside. Bring the bottom corners together. Top stitch across the top of the pocket piece.
    Repeat with other 2 squares of fleece.
    You should now have two "pockets". Basically, squares of fleece with raw side and bottom edges, and top stitched across the top seam.
    pockets for scarf top stitched
  • Lay one rectangle scarf strip onto your work surface with the right side of the fabric facing up. Place one of the pocket pieces over it, with the bottom corners lined up.
    Place second rectangle strip on top, with the right side of the fabric facing down, sandwiching the pocket in between.
    pocket placed over end of scarf fabric
  • Pin or clip the bottom and sides.
    Repeat on the other end of the scarf strip, sandwiching the other pocket piece in between the top and bottom scarf pieces.
    hand placing sewing clips around fleece scarf
  • Fold the scarf in half and find the middle. Mark a 6" opening with clips or pins near the middle of the scarf. This will be used for turning the scarf right side out after you sew around the perimeter.
    edge of scarf closed with sewing clips
  • Sew around the perimeter, leaving the space between the clips open.
    fleece being sewn by sewing machine
  • Trim corners and turn scarf right side out.
    hands turning scarf right side out
  • Fold the edges of the opening closed and pin into place. Hand stitch or machine stitch side opening closed.
    Your fleece pocket scarf is now complete!
    fleece scarf on table



I highly suggest using a "walking foot" attachment for sewing multiple layers of fleece together.