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A Gift a Day 2017: Day 3: Brushed Flannel Scarf

Flannel Scarf The Prudent Homemaker

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My eldest son needs a long, warm scarf. I have this beautiful herringbone brushed flannel that was just perfect for a scarf. It's super soft.

I didn't have a long enough piece from what I had, so I sewed together two pieces with a french seam in the middle before hemming all the edges.

I used an existing warm scarf of my own as a pattern for width and length.



approx. 1/2 yard (1/2 meter) flannel fabric



Sewing Machine


Sewing pins



About 30 minutes. If you have a longer piece of fabric and don't need to piece it together, you can make this much faster.


Flannel Scarf 2 The Prudent Homemaker


$3.24 (including tax)

I bought the flannel last year on sale at Joann's for $5.99 a yard. This took about half a yard.


Last year I made a vintage-style cloche with this fabric, which you can see here.


You can find the hat here and the gloves here.

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  • Natalie December 14, 2017

    Beautiful fabric! Beautiful scarf!

  • Rhonda A. December 14, 2017

    That is one handsome, manly looking scarf. I remember the hat you made from last year. Amazing how versatile this fabric is. I've also made scarves by piecing fabric together. Beautiful job, Brandy. I so love seeing the gifts you make for your children and for others as well. Thank you so much for sharing them with us. So inspirational!

  • momsav December 14, 2017

    Another great project! Your son will love this!

  • Juls Owings December 14, 2017

    I love this. We just went looking for a winter scarf for me while out looking at the property we are going to offer on and I didn't have mine with me and there was NONE in Walmart for adults. Had some for boys that came with hats and gloves and cartoon characters but none for girls...I thought about crocheting one for myself but didn't think about using flannel.
    Mom O knitted hats for all the girls a couple years ago and scarves for the boys.
    Thanks Brandy

  • Becky December 14, 2017

    That fabric looks perfect for a scarf! I do love seeing all the things you make. So inspiring, and makes me get in the mood to make something myself.

  • Margaret @ApproachingFood December 14, 2017

    Oooh, classy! And it looks so soft and cozy warm too. A lovely gift to give and receive.

  • Roxie December 14, 2017

    Very nice. The black hat and gloves will be very stunning with the scarf.

    I love that fabric. I would make a skirt for church.....So many ideas. Thanks for sharing.

  • Ellie's friend from Canada December 14, 2017

    I'm not sure if my reply was lost as I'm having cyber troubles. What I said was:

    Brandy, that is an elegant, very handsome scarf which I'm sure your son will love and cherish.

    My good news is that one of my photos was published on the cover of a community newsletter and I won a
    $75 gift card that I can (and will) use for groceries. I've been studying the flyers to see how I can make it go as far as possible.

  • Ellie's friend from Canada December 14, 2017

    Oops I see I mentioned about my photo on your last blog post. Thanks, Tammy, for your comment. I am thrilled. I am really happy because our church decided to have its usual Christmas Day dinner. It was uncertain but I got a call today saying, yes, they were having it. It's at 1 p.m. on Christmas Day. Last year, only 6 people came. I received a coupon in the mail from an upscale store for a free deep dish apple pie that I picked up and put in the freezer so I will take that. With my coupon for the photo prize, I will buy ten pounds of potatoes for $2.50 (usually more than $10 here). I'll make an easy potato dish –– perhaps even mashed potatoes. Someone else is bringing a roast turkey AND a ham. Sometimes we have 40 people. It is a tiny but lovely church.

  • Jenny December 15, 2017

    This sounds lovely. Merry Christmas from my church to yours.

  • Ellie's friend from Canada December 16, 2017

    Thanks Jenny and Merry Christmas to you and yours, too.

  • Jo December 14, 2017

    I love that fabric, too. I made scarves a few years ago as gifts, but haven't since then. I actually could use some for me, to pull together some outfits. Maybe I'll get on that now!

  • mdoe37 December 14, 2017

    I opened the website and saw the pic of that scarf....I went oooooo..high end garage sale find! Never would have suspected it was flannel. I think I can squeeze out a few dollars this week....I'm sure I have a Joann's coupon somewhere on my phone!

    I would never have thought of that.

  • Roxie December 15, 2017

    I have seen some nice men's suits at the Goodwill and Salvation Army thrift store last week. I have bought them before for as little as 3.00 for 2 pieces. Spend an evening taking the suit apart; press the pieces, and you have several nice size pieces of fabric to use for little money. I have used the liner to line a vest with I make a skirt with the pieces.

    I used to work in an office that required that we dress very nice. However as I had student debt and my husband was a US Marine (never paid enough) I could not afford new clothes. I happen to sew. I made most of my clothes at that time.

  • Debby in Kansas December 14, 2017

    That's such a nice print for a young man! He's going to look so handsome and dashing!

  • Tina December 14, 2017

    Your talent with needle and thread is amazing. You have an eye for beauty. I know your son will be so happy to not only get something warm but treasure it more because you made it for him.

  • C December 14, 2017

    The scarf is so classic and cozy looking! I think it would be great for a woman as well. I spent $17 on a basic infinity scarf that was a simple black knit (because I can't sew or knit) so I'm really envious of your son and your family who gets such lovely handmade presents from you.

  • I December 15, 2017

    This comment is unrelated to the current post but I have just been reading and enjoying some older posts where Brandy takes her family on vacation. One thing we have done numerous times to eliminate the cost of accommodation is home exchange. You may be able to arrange this informally through your church, school or friends and do it within a one day drive to save the cost of flying. We have done that, but have also joined house exchange groups for a yearly fee of $50-150-you can also sometimes get a discount on membership just by asking or just pay the fee every second or third year if you don't travel often. One year we stayed in Australia for 3 weeks and the only cost of accommodation was the $50 we paid to join the organization. Best $50 I have ever spent on accommodation.

  • Ellie's friend from Canada December 16, 2017

    That is a great idea!

  • I December 15, 2017

    Ellie's friend-I am guessing you are in Calgary too! I got the free apple pie too and it was mighty good when I served it for dinner guests last Sunday. Enjoy your church Christmas dinner.

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