- What materials will you need for your neck warmer?
- Will you use a pattern?
- Does anyone in your Section already know how to sew? Can they teach you some tips?
- Will you use a needle and thread, or will you cut small holes to use a bigger needle and yarn?
- Everyone will need two pieces of fleece fabric and some thread or yarn (for older Sections, they can probably use a needle and thread. Younger Sections might need a plastic needle and yarn, with pilot holes poked or cut into the fleece).
- For smaller necks (Cubs and younger), you will need two pieces of fleece, each 59cm x 20cm. For bigger necks, your pieces should be 64cm x 23cm.
- Check the stretch direction of the fleece – you want it to stretch along the length of the piece, rather than the width.
- Sew together the long edges of the neck warmer (make sure to align your pieces before sewing!)
- When you’re done, your neck warmer will look like a long tube.
- Pull one end of the tube to flip it inside out (this will put your sewed seam on the inside).
- Sew the two short sides together to make a circle.
- What do you know now that you did not know before?
- What did you find challenging? What did you find easy?
- Is there anything that you would do differently next time?
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Keep it Simple
- If sewing is a bit challenging for your Section, try making no-sew scarves or neck warmers and use knots to attach the pieces together!
Take it Further
- Find a knitting or crochet pattern for a neck warmer and try making it.