Who doesn’t love a warm, soft scarf? Our closet is bursting full of all kinds of different scarves, but you can always stand to add one more to the mix.

Today’s Handmade Christmas Gift idea is embroidered fleece scarves.

Age Range: 5 and up

Time Required: 10 – 30 minutes, depending on how complicated you want to get

Skills: Sew a button and sew on an outline


  • fleece
  • buttons
  • embroidery thread
  • needle

Step 1

Select your fabric for the scarf. We used a fleece blanket I found on clearance at a store – I know Old Navy often has something similar, and since we were able to cut 5 scarves out of each blanket, it was well worth the $5! Of course, you can also just go to a fabric store and pick out your own fleece – you will definitely have much more selection if you decide to go that route.

Step 2

Decide on your pattern. The Boy opted to sew buttons onto the ends of the scarf. We had discussed embroidering intials, which would also look phenomenal on there, but would take a bit more time and effort.
If you do decide to do initials, take  sharpie and outline your letters to give you a guideline to follow. You can either do a back and forth stitch to make a solid letter, or just do the outside edges and leave the center of the letters open.

Step 3

Start sewing!

Step 4

The Boy decided his scarf was going to daddy, and he couldn’t even wait until Christmas, so he gave it to him right away :D