Saturday, December 31, 2011

Mr. Met Fleece Scarf

A friend (and fellow fan) asked me to make a Mr. Met embroidered fleece scarf for her husband for Christmas.
Mr. Met Fleece Scarf

I chose this blue anti-pill fleece, cut twice as wide as the finished scarf by the full width of the fabric. After deciding how long the fringe would be, I marked the design placement on each end, then embroidered the designs.

Mr. Met Fleece ScarfOn one end of the scarf is this Running Baseball design. I've used this design before on bibs and fleece hats, but this time I added some additional color stops to stitch the button on the top of the cap in orange.

Mr. Met Fleece Scarf
On the other end of the scarf, I stitched this Mr. Met face, which I digitized using a pumpkin carving stencil image that Mets.com shared a couple of Halloweens ago.

To finish the scarf after the embroidery was complete, I folded it in half lengthwise and stitched the seam, using the dual feed foot on my sewing machine. After turning the scarf right side out, each long side was top-stitched a little less than 1/2 inch from the edge. For the final step - cutting the fringe - I used a June Tailor fringe template and a rotary cutter.

Mr. Met Fleece Scarf

Lets Go Mets!


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