Alderaanian Royal Training Service Project, 2: Making fleece scarves by Rosie, Dancing Queen, PandaCat



Although Leia and her friend / companion Winter grew up in the Royal House of Alderaan, their training for public service began while they were still quite young. The blankets they made in
Alderaanian Royal Training Service Project: Making fleece blankets for refugees were greatly appreciated, but there was often leftover fabric. The girls were taught not to waste if there was some other way to use the material. One idea the girls came up with was to use the warm fleece fabric to make scarves to wear against chill breezes. They made two different styles depending on how much fabric was left. One was dressier more formal looking, the other was fringed along the whole length and more playful.

They made many scarves, and though the two kids derived much pleasure from the gratitude of refugees, they never thought they'd see the refugees or the scarves after the people left Alderaan. Imagine Leia's surprise when
she did see the scarves again a decade later ...

Alderaanian Royal Training Service Project: Scarves

Here's how the two young girls made the two different style scarves:

Supplies for FRINGY SCARF:

  • Fleece fabric at least 22 inches wide by 56 inches long.
  • Matching thread
  • Self-healing cutting board
  • Yard stick or tape measure
  • Straight pins
  • Circular cutter



How to do it:
Step 1:
Use the circular cutter to cut one straight even edge along the length of the fabric. Square the ends of the fabric.

Step 2:
Using the yard stick or measuring tape, mark three widths of 7 inches with the straight pins.
Step 3:
Place the fabric on the cutting board and cut the three strips of fabric keeping the edges as even as possible.
Step 4:
Line the three strips of fabric up on top of each other keeping the edges even and pin in place.
Step 5:
Sew the fabric trips together by machine lengthwise along the center line of the fabric.
Step 6:
Lay the fabric on the cutting board and using the circular cutter, cut fringe strips of an inch wide and to within an inch of the center seam on each side of the seam. Make sure the cut lines match on both sides.



Step 7:
Shake to open up the fringe.




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Supplies for STRAIGHT SCARF:

  • Fleece fabric at least 22 inches wide by 56 inches long.
  • Matching thread
  • Self-healing cutting board
  • Yard stick or tape measure
  • Straight pins
  • Circular cutter



How to do it:
Step 1:
Use the circular cutter to cut one straight even edge along the length of the fabric. Square the ends of the fabric.
Step 2:
Using the yard stick or measuring tape, mark two widths of 10 inches with the straight pins.
Step 3:
Place the fabric on the cutting board and cut the two strips of fabric keeping the edges as even as possible.
Step 4:
Pin the two pieces of fabric right sides together and sew inch seams down the length of each side leaving the last 6 inches on each end open.


Step 5:
Turn the tube of fabric right side out and press flat.
Step 6:
Place the fabric on the cutting board and use the circular cutter to cut strips of an inch wide and 6 inches long at each end of the scarf.
Step 7:
Tie the top and bottom layer of each fringe into a square knot to complete the scarf.






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