Light up fleece scarf for winter fun!

This light up Halloween scarf is easy to make and only requires very basic sewing skills.  The battery operated LED lights add just enough extra warmth to make it really nice and toasty warm.


  • 1 yard of fleece (this will give you more than enough)
  • small piece of contrasting fleece for fringe
  • one set of battery operated LED lights (make sure you buy the thin kind that will fit through basic eyelets. Also get the kind that operate with AA batteries so the battery pack won’t be too heavy
  • one package of eyelets and an aplicator
  • 1 yard of medium weight fusible interfacing

Step 1.

Make a pattern piece from paper that is the size you would like your scarf to be.  Lay out your string of lights and tape them down.  Make a mark with a pen where each light will be.

Step 2.

Cut out fabric using your pattern piece. Cut out a front and a back piece.  Cut out one piece of interfacing and iron it to the wrong side of one piece of the fleece.

Step 3.

Pin the paper back onto the fleece that you put the interfacing on. Put scarf on a board and pound a nail into the fabric at each hole you marked on the paper.  Push the nail all the way through and then use an applicator to put the eyelets through each hole as you make them.

Step 4.

I stitch each eyelet into place because I have found that they tend to pull out over time. This is easy to do but does take a little time.

Step 5.

Cut a piece of contrasting fleece for each end that is the same width across as your scarf. Make cuts as shown above and then pin into place.  Stitch.

Step 6.

Cut out a small piece of contrasting fleece to make a pocket to hold your battery compartment. It will need to be a little bit bigger than your battery pack. Stitch it to the end of your scarf that is closest to the end of your cord. I always put mine on the back of the scarf.  Stitch a little piece of velcro to the front of the pocket. Cut a long piece of contrast  velcro for the top and stitch it to the top as shown. This will keep your battery pack in place. I cut out a spider from black felt and stitched it to the top of mine just for fun.

Step 7.

Poke lights through eyelet holes. They should fit snugly but if they don’t you can use a dab of hot glue to secure them if you do it from the back side of the scarf.

Step 8.

Pin front and back together as shown.  Carefully stitch along edges leaving one end open to turn.

Step 9.

Sew velcro to open end of scarf.   Sew opposite velcro to other side and then close end of scarf.

About Elaine Kazinec

I have never met anyone who can't make wonderful things for their homes, friends, and family, only those who think they can't. The purpose of this blog is to show everyone how really simple most projects for the home are to make. When my husband and I bought our first home we were short on cash so I learned to be long on creativity. I have been told that I can make something wonderful out of nothing and that is true. You can too! Some of my favorite things are items that I found in someone's junk pile. I am going to show you how easy it really is. I hope you find the courage to jump in and attempt some of these projects. You will be amazed at how talented you really are.