I found an easy sewing site here. She made scarfs out of fleece and I found it at Joanne's when it was 50% off.
|We had the tie and took it for color comparison.|
Modifications to the author's instructions:
Note on the sizes she uses. The author has you end up with 4" x 9" wide strips that you sew together. You end up with a 4" wide scarf. I would alter this so that you end up with 5" x 18" to get a 8" wide scarf. (We used 1/2" seam allowances).
Going by her instructions, we ended up with 16 strips of color per scarf, 48" long. You can see in the last picture that this is short on an adult. By upping the width of the strips from 4 to 5", you make up part of this. I would also recommend cutting more than 16 strips. I would probably go to 18 to 20 strips at 5" x 18". I believe that would get you close to 72" with 1/2" seem allowances. Add more strips as needed.
Finally, I might choose a different fabric. Fleece as easy to use because the edges didn't fray but you can't iron in a crease in fleece. The whole scarf ended up a little tube like. You are on your own deciding about fabric.
We were making 4 scarves at the same time this is what we did.
|We cut the fleece with a rotary cutter using the original dimensions of 4"x9". Actually, we did 4"x36", essentially sewing all the scarves at the same time and cut them apart later.|
|Here, I pinned pairs of the maroon and yellow fabric together.|
|Here are the 8 pairs of maroon and yellow, after running them through the sewing machine and using a 1/2" seem.|
|I like the way it turned out. As I mentioned, it is short on an adult. I also choose to whip stitch the ends closed but could have made the fringe like you see in the movie picture above by cutting the ends.|
More pictures to come on our Halloween outfits. We plan on using our black graduation robes, the scarves, and a Hogwarts magnet emblem for a fairly low-cost outfit. All in, it took total of 7 hours for 4 scarves.