How to Make a Pull Through Scarf

A simple and quick DIY Pull Through Scarf tutorial using fleece and sherpa. This homemade scarf takes only a few minutes to make, and is perfect as a Christmas gift. You can quickly whip up these handmade presents to give to your family, friends, coworkers, and teachers in no time!

I was going for a rustic Christmas style but if you’re into a more luxurious look, you can use faux fur instead of sherpa to pair with the fleece. You can also customize your scarf – I got these adorable metal tags from Hobby Lobby which I hand sewed on. Lastly, I used jute twine and homemade gift tags to get these cozy soft scarves ready for the teachers. I hope they like them!

Ready to make one (or several) with me? Let’s start sewing! 


  • Fleece 8” x 37.5”
  • Sherpa 8” x 37.5”
  • Matching thread 

The scarf can be cut lengthwise or crosswise depending on your fabric designs or patterns. You can make an assortment of styles if you choose a fabric that has rows of various designs. 


1. With RIGHT sides together, pin the fleece to the sherpa and sew with a 1/4” seam allowance from one side of the opening to the other. 

*SHERPA SEWING TIP – The fuzzy pile of the sherpa can make it hard to line up the fabrics for sewing. I like to use my seam ripper or the tip of my scissors to gently push the fuzzy pile back in as I sew. Sew, pause, push, repeat!

2. Slip hand through the opening, then fold and pinch each corner to bring it right side out. 

3. Fold under the raw edge of the opening 3/8” and pin. Start stitching from the end of the previous seam and 1/4” from the folded edge around the opening .

To keep the sherpa around the opening from shedding, I edgestitched the sherpa along the raw edge using a long stitch. You can use your fingers or a comb/brush to gently fluff out the pile after the edgestitching.

And that’s it. How quick was that! If you do make this Pull Through Scarf, be sure to tag me on Instagram @sew_zune or share your pics on the Zune’s Sewing Therapy Facebook. I’d love to see your finished project! 

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  1. How should I adjust the opening if I wanted to make it for a large male? Your instructions look pretty easy! Thanks for making it so detailed!

    1. I’m so glad to hear that! For adjusting the opening, are you increasing the size of the scarf? In that case, I think 1/2″-1″ should be alright.

    2. Well shoot! I meant if I increased the length of the scarf where should the opening be? Still 5 inches from the bottom of the scarf? Thanks for your prompt response!

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