30-Minute Gift: Charm Square Scarf

Hi, my name is Trish and I blog over at notes of sincerity.  Today I am going to teach you how to create a fun and cozy scarf for those cooler days that lie ahead.

1 charm pack of Patisserie by Fig Tree Quilts for Moda
 20” x WOF* of flannel in desired choice

This is actually a very easily adjustable pattern that you could increase or decrease the length of your scarf depending on what you prefer.  You could also use your favorite scraps of fabric.

First, you will need 34 of the 5” charm squares.  So pick out your favorites and place side by side in sets of two.  When the desired pairs are matched, stack together.

Sew each pair using a ¼” seam (I prefer using a chain stitch method.).

You now have 17 pairs, give seams a good little press with a hot iron.

Open pairs and press to one side.

Sew pairs together, locking center seams that are ironed in opposite directions ...

... until you have the full length of the scarf.


Again, press those newly sewn seams with a hot iron.  Then press in one direction. Cut flannel in two strips measuring 9 ½” x WOF*.  Sew both pieces together, end to end with RST*, press seam with a hot iron, open and iron to one side, then cut to 76½”.

Pin scarf front to scarf back, RST*.

Begin sewing around perimeter with a ¼” seam.  Secure beginning and ending stitches, leaving a gap you will be able to put your hand in to, enabling you to turn it right side out. Once scarf is sewn, clip the corners below seams, in order to bring corners to a nice point once turned right side out.  Give seams a press with a hot iron.


Turn right side out, pushing out corners to a point.  Press perimeter carefully, making sure it lies flat.

Sew around the perimeter using a “scant” ¼” seam.  Secure seams at beginning and ending of stitches.

One 9" x 76" cute and snuggly scarf that looks cute with a denim jacket and makes a fun Christmas gift for those special ones in your life.

 *RST = right side together
*WOF = width of fabric

Trish Poolson


Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

Love your scarf, thanks for sharing!!

Cindy Sharp said...

Very cute....this would make a great give for my nieces....would look cute with some fringe on it too.

Rachel said...

Aww, I love it! And my friends just gave me a denim jacket so I've been on the hunt for scarf patterns - perfect! Thank you! :)

harleywife57 said...

This is a wonderful idea and a great tutorial ! THANKS !

restitcherator said...

What a fabulous, quick gift to make for the holidays. And I know I just happen to have a few extra charm packs laying around here somewhere.

Amy DeCesare said...

I love making and wearing scarves! That Patisserie fabric is one of my alltime favorite lines, too. Nice work!

Ginette said...

I just love this! My mother made one this afternoon and it turned out beautifully! Thanks for a great tutorial!! I can't wait to make one for myself!

Flowers in the Window said...

I love this. What a great idea for Xmas gifts ! Thanks. Maggie xx

Kathleen Grace said...

The color and pattern combinations are endless. I could make one of these for every girl int he family for Christmas!

Deborah said...

Beautiful! Can't wait to make one with your great pattern!

trish said...

Thank you so much for your nice comments. This is such a fun scarf to make. Wouldn't it be cute in a holiday print like Cherry Christmas? That may just need to be my next one. :o)
Sincerely, Trish Poolson

P'tite Plume said...

Ho, very beautiful!

manybooks said...

I really like this tutorial - thank you! I may make one for myself and one for a gift!

Kathryn D. Duke said...

Fantastic job Trish!!!

Kathryn D. Duke said...

fantastic Trish!!!

Heike's quilts and socks said...

Wonderful. I like this scarf. Thanks for sharing.

kathy-o said...

Super fast, easy and darling! Nice tutorial - easy to understand and a great gift. Thanks!!

Mrs H said...

Love this Trish . I will put this high on my list of hints to make ! Lovely x

Annette said...

Great little scarf ... I whipped one up this week , spoke at a guild meeting and pasted on the location for the recipe / directions. Thanks sew much for a quick and fun little pattern.
in stitches

thart41 said...

What a nice gift idea! I am headed to sewing room now to start these gifts...thanks so much for sharing the pattern:)

Annette said...

This scarf is cozy and fun to make I have made couple sew far and hope to make a couple more before Christmas. Thanks sew much for the great directions and pattern.
in stitches

Stitching Kitten said...

I just made one of these, using the Moda Half Moon Modern charm pack and fleece, and I just want to wear it everywhere :)
Thanks for the tutorial!

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Gayle Ballinger said...

I think I have to make one... or a dozen or so of these! I also knit and usually knit a scarf or two to coordinate with my coats and sometimes a hat. As a professional Dog Trainer in Seattle, having a scarf is essential to staying healthy, but knit scarves can catch doggy toenails, and one rip or snag or chew (puppies never do that!) and it's toast! I think this is the solution to my dilemma. I know the fabric can still get injured, but I can darn it much easier. Oh! I can even embroider my logo on it! Cha-ching! I will have to make some fun ones, too. And matching hats! This is incredibly adorable with the jean jacket! Thank you for sharing!!