With Christmas coming I am now starting to make gifts. I made a chenille scarf for my husband's niece, (she is 3 years old.) I used a very soft flannel to keep her warm and to make it better I had all the fabric at the house that I needed to make her and Sweet pea both one.
You will need:
flannel, binding and thread. (sew with a 1/4" seam allowance)
First cut out 4 strips of the flannel, cut them 39"x 4 1/2". One piece will be the back and the other three will be made into the chenille.
Layer them all together, all three pieces of flannel for the chenille are layered with right side on wrong side together. (all the print in facing up). Then place the on top of the backing piece with wrong sides together. Pin in place. With a ruler in the middle of the fabric measure a 6" angle as shown in the picture. Mark with a fabric marker.
On this line strait stitch all four layers togehter. Now strait stitch all the way across with a 1/4" between each line.Flip over and stitch down with a 1/4" all the way down to the end.
Next cut between each sewn line, this will make the chenille.
Mark out your round courners and cut out. Sew the binding around the whole edge of the scarf.
Now to make the chenille, wash and dry the scarf, as soon as you pull it out of the dryer it is ready to go!