Day 11 already, can you believe it? We hope you are having as much fun as we are with all these freebies. Today we have neck warmers for the entire family, even dolly! The neck warmer comes in four sizes- Papa, Mama, Child and Doll (works best for 18 & 15 inch dolls). These neck warmers are fashionable, so cozy for those chilly winter days, and so fast you can make one to match every winter outfit!
Let’s Get Started!
1/2″ SEAM ALLOWANCE INCLUDED
You can download the Neck Warmer Pieces in the Freebies section of the website right HERE! The pattern is 100% free, but you do need to add it to your cart and then check out. The pattern is a no trim pattern; if you need help putting the pattern together, pop over to the faqs and troubleshooting page or ask in our Facebook group . Pattern layout shown below.
- Fabric: Knit fabric- french terry, cotton lycra, sweater knits, etc.
- Lining Fabric: Fleece or knit fabrics with at least 20% stretch or more.
- Optional: Small piece of knit interfacing, grommets and drawstring (shoelaces or knit fabric work well for drawstrings too).
NOTE: DO NOT USE FLEECE FOR BOTH LAYERS! IT IS TOO BULKY, SNUG, AND YOU WILL HAVE TROUBLE GETTING OVER YOUR HEAD.
Step 1: CUTTING
Assemble and cut out your pattern pieces. If you don’t want to print, you can from the measurements below.
Cut 1 main- given in inches in length x width. Greatest stretch needs go with with the width measurement.
Papa – 14″ x 26″
Mama – 14″ x 24″
Child- 10″ x 20″
Dolly- 5″x 12″
Cut 1 lining with same measurements as shown above.
1 small piece of interfacing- 1.5″ x 3.5″
Step 2: OPTIONAL GROMMETS (Skip to step 3 if omitting)
Stabilize your fabric for grommets by adding interfacing. Mark your grommet placements from pattern piece on your fabric. Iron a piece of interfacing to cover the grommets, on the wrong side of your fabric. Snip 2 little holes for your grommets. Place your front grommet piece through your fabric and place the back side on and use the tool to hammer your grommet in place. Repeat this process for your second grommet. You could also sew buttonholes instead of grommets or just snip your holes a bit bigger and leave them raw for your drawstring. NOTE: Dolly size is too small for grommets, I just cut little slits to add the drawstring for dolly as they don’t pull on those drawstrings 😉
- If you want a drawstring on your child’s neck warmer, we suggest only adding a faux drawstring- a few inches long and stitched down. CPSC does not recommend working neckline drawstrings for children under 12. Please use your best judgement on adding on the child size.
Step 3: MAIN ASSEMBLY
Pin main and lining fabrics right sides together. Stitch the long ends together, leaving 2″ – 3″ unsewn on the bottom edge (without grommets if added). Flip your piece right side out and press.
With right sides together, match short ends together. You will match the main fabric to main fabric and lining fabric to lining fabric, matching seams and raw edges. Stitch all the way across forming your tube, do not stitch across the small 2″ – 3″ opening.
Flip right sides out and press. Press your seam allowances inside of opening. Top stitch closed all around bottom edge or for a more professional finish, hand stitch closed.
Step 4: ADDING DRAWSTRING & FINISHING
Almost done!! We just need to create a casing for your drawstring. You want to sew 1.25″ from the edge, all the way around under your grommets. Make sure you don’t hit the grommets with your presser foot. Thread your drawstring through and tie a loose bow. Yay!! All finished! And now you have a cute, winter neck warmer!
How great do the neck warmers look on all our testers?! Be sure to share your finished neck warmers in the Made for Mermaids Pattern Group! on Facebook. We love seeing what you make!
Made for Mermaids’ 12 Days of Christmas Freebies
DECEMBER 1 – 12, 2017
DAY 1-BARNACLE BUDDIES
DAY 2-HAIR SCRUNCHIES
DAY 3-TREE GARLAND
DAY 4-SYDNEY SAILOR BOWS
DAY 5- MASON JAR PIN CUSHION
DAY 6 – HAND WARMERS
DAY 7 – OVEN MITT
DAY 8 – SNACK BAG
DAY 9 – ZIP UP POUCH
DAY 10 – CRAYON ROLL