Thank you for helping to wrap the homeless in warmth this winter by making No-Sew Scarves and donating them to MarksNelson’s Wrapped in Warmth program. Please be sure to place them in a donation barrel at MarksNelson or one of our client partners’ no later than December 12!
As part of our Marks of Kindness community outreach, we and our client partners will distribute the scarves you make on December 20. They will be tied to trees, lamp posts and fences where the homeless congregate. Each will have a tag reading “The spirit of the season has found you. We hope this keeps you wrapped in warmth all winter long.”
Here are the eight steps:
- Purchase fleece. Typically, fleece runs from 60 to 72 inches wide, which is a good length for a scarf.
- Fold the fleece in half.
- Decide how wide to make your scarves. A common width is from 9 to 12 inches wide.
- Measure along the folded end and mark with chalk or snip the fabric at intervals matching the width of your scarves. If you use 9 inch intervals, you can create four scarves from a yard of fabric.
- Starting at each marking on the folded end, draw a straight line to the opposite open end. You can just use a ruler to draw straight lines with chalk and then cut the fleece with scissors. If you have a rotary cutter and mat, you can use them, but they definitely are not necessary.
- Unfold the strips. If your cut edges are uneven, use your scissors to even them out to make the scarves look nicer.
- Cut fringe at each end of the strip. Fringe usually is ½ to 1 inch wide. You can use your ruler and chalk to mark off the length you want to make the fringe. An easy way to measure fringe is to just make it the length your scissors cut.
- When done, you have created a No-Sew Scarf that will help keep someone in need Wrapped in Warmth this winter.
To learn more about our campaign, or how to donate, click here: How to Donate to Wrapped in Warmth 2019