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Toddler Superhero Scarf

toddler superhero scarf
I feel like I’ve been sewing more than crafting lately. I think part of the reason that I put off learning to use my machine is that when/if I finally figured out how to use it I would fall in love with it! And I have!
So today I have a fairly simple sewing project for you. Its perfect for the little boys in your life and would make wonderful stocking stuffers!
A toddler superhero scarf!

toddler superheroes
Have you ever noticed that its not easy to find scarves for your toddler? Hats, gloves… easy peasy. But scarves seem to be a bit scarce. I decided it was time to remedy that and make some!
I love to peruse the fabric remnants at my local craft stores. Its a great way to get pricey fabrics at bargain basement prices. Lately I’ve been collecting quite a bit of superhero fabric.  My boys love superheroes!
And this flannel superhero fabric was the perfect thing to make into scarves.
Disclaimer: I know I am mixing the DC and Marvel Comic characters. If you’re a comic book guru, please do not hold this against me. My boys are young and to them a superhero is a superhero. We embrace them all! 😉

toddler scarf directions
These are the basic directions I created to make the scarves. I’ll walk you through the process in the following pictures, but this has everything all in one place.
After measuring one of my own scarves on my 5 year old, I determined that 38″ was a great length for a toddler scarf. The width is negotiable. I chose 6″ because of the print on my fabric.

superhero flannel
Select the material you want to use for this project. I wanted something that would be warm so I went with flannel. The yellow flannel was leftover from my boys’ TMNT Halloween costumes. Using a solid color for the ends of the scarf will make it easier to add and see the monogram we will be adding to it later.
Cut your material: 
1 piece at 33″ x 13″
2 pieces at 4″ x 13″
Stitch together the 3 pieces of material with the shorter pieces at each end of the long piece allowing for a 1/2″ seam. 

diy toddler scarf
Fold the material in half, with the backside of the material facing the outside (wrong side out).
Sew along the long end and top of the scarf with a 1/2″ seam. Do not sew closed the bottom of the scarf.
Pull the scarf right side out through the bottom of the scarf. Iron to smooth the edges.

Fold the bottom of the scarf under for a 1/2″ seam. Iron smooth.

freezer paper stencil
If you are going to add a monogram to the scarf, now is the time to do it before we close the scarf up.
I made a freezer paper stencil monogram using Paul’s Super Font. First I printed out the letters on cardstock in the appropriate size. Cut those letters out as they will be act as our stencil. On the rough side of the freezer paper trace the stencil. Cut out the stencil keeping the negative pieces. Place the freezer paper smooth-side-down on your scarf and iron on. The freezer paper will seal itself to the material creating a stencil for painting the monogram. Place something such as cardboard or extra freezer paper between the top piece of fabric and the bottom and use basic acrylic paint for the monogram. Once the monogram is dry, peel off the freezer paper.
You can also choose to embroider or iron on a letter for the monogram.

freezer paper stencil superhero
Once the paint is dry, apply a 1/4″ topstitch around the edges of the scarf. Depending on the size of your monogram, you may stitch over it. If that is the case, use a toothpick or Q-tip to paint the stitches on the monogram.

pauls super font
The scarf is now ready for your little superhero!

superhero scarf
My little guy is SUPER excited about his new scarf! And it was such a breeze to put together that I made extra ones for Christmas gifts for the other little guys in my life.
toddler scarf diy
I’m happy that my little guys loves his new scarf so much AND that I can keep him extra warm this winter.
I had to share a pic of my little photo bomber! He kept coming up to stand next to his brother and cheesing for the camera. Poor little guy didn’t want to be left out! And don’t worry, he is getting a scarf, too. 😉

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Mother of 3

Friday 9th of November 2018

That is such a cute scarf too! Pinned.


Sunday 4th of November 2018

Adorable, and love the photo bomb most of all. thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

Crochet Hooks

Saturday 7th of December 2013

Totally awesome! My 5 yr old grandson is also a super hero fan, I will have to see about making one for him :) We would love if you linked up to our Snickerdoodle Sunday

Tuesday 3rd of December 2013

How cute is this?!?! And the little guy is adorable, too!

Beverly {Flamingo Toes}

Tuesday 3rd of December 2013

Ack the cuteness!! My favorite is that photobomb photo. :) I love the scarf - I think it is such a great idea! The fabric is perfect too!

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