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Free fleece ear warmer pattern

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Free fleece ear warmer pattern

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You don’t need to print a fleece ear warmer pattern with this easy tutorial to make a quick fleece headband this winter!

Free fleece ear warmer pattern

I’m ready for fall weather and cooler temperatures with my new ear warmer! We spend a lot of time hiking as a family and I love how little space these take up when we get hot halfway through a trail. They are super quick to sew and would make great gifts too, and hardly use up any fabric yardage at all so perfect for scraps. I sewed up a version for myself and my 6 year old so we can match, but you could easily tweak the length for little littles too!

This post was sponsored by JOANN, which means they supplied some of the materials and compensated me for my time, but all opinions are my own.

fleece sewing tutorial

I’d never noticed the pure plush line fabric before, it has more stretch to it than any other fleece I’ve seen in store and the finished product feels very store-bought in my opinion.

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I made a super wide one for myself, and a slightly smaller/thinner one for my 6 year old daughter. She loves matching me – check out the mom & me totes I sewed a few years ago!

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Do I look ready for cooler weather!? Can’t wait to test this out once it is actually cold.

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Ready to make your own?

Fleece ear warmer pattern


Cut a rectangle measuring 22″ long X 7″ tall, with the stretch going lengthwise, around your head! For a child size (roughly 5-10), cut it 21″ long X 5.5″ tall, with the stretch going lengthwise.


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Step 1- Clip both rectangles right sides together and sew the long sides together with 1/2″ seam allowance and a stretch stitch (Zig-zag or triple stitch is easiest!).

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Step 2- Turn it right side out and finger press the seams out, then twist once and lay flat.

Step 3- Gently turn in the raw edges on one side, forming a ‘hem’ and then tuck the other raw edges in. If you want this to look pristine, you can hand sew a basting stitch around the hem to make sure the edges don’t slip.

Step 4- Pin and sew along this line, making sure to catch all four layers. Again, you can first baste this stitch to check fit and security before machine sewing. You’re done!

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