How to Make a Loopy Fleece Boa for St. Patrick's Day or Any Holiday

Hi crafters, today will show how to make this fun loopy fleece boa for St. Patrick’s Day. 

Once you make one of these, you’ll want to make more for other holidays.  For a patriotic boa use red, white and blue fleece.  How about a Christmas boa with red, white and green. 

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Amazing DIY St. Patrick's Day Scarf

There is something that I love about fleece, it's soft, luscious, cozy and the perfect addition to your wardrobe.  Our tutorial today is a modern twist on the feather boa - a fleece loopy boa scarf.  

With this DIY free scarf tutorial, you can create a scarf in a few hours.  Although we made it with green fleece for St. Patrick's Day, it can be worn any time of the year (green is one of my favorite colors) or made in different colors for any occasion.

Besides this loopy fleece scarf pattern, we have two more free YouTube videos and written fleece scarf tutorials which are how to make a fleece fringed scarf and a fleece infinity scarf.  Check them out.

This is an easy sewing project so let’s get started.   Keep reading this post for a full photo tutorial with step-by-step instructions and/or watch our YouTube video on how to sew a nice DIY fleece loopy boa.

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Loopy Fleece Boa Tutorial

Absolutely no time to make this loopy scarf but want a scarf to wear on St. Patrick's Day. Etsy has a very nice selection of St Patrick's Day scarves and other items to purchase.

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how to make a loopy fabric boa with fleece


  • 1/4 yard each of three coordinating green stretchy fleeces
  • Tear-away stabilizer
  • Pencil
  • Rotary cutter, cutting mat and ruler
  • Yardstick
  • Matching thread
  • Sewing Machine

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INSTRUCTIONS on sewing a fleece loop boa:

STEP 1: gather supplies

Before beginning any project it is a good idea to make sure you have checked the supplies you have on hand and purchase any additional supplies.  So, check the above list to verify you have everything needed to sew the boa.  

STEP 2: prepare stabilizer

How to make a fabric boa - Cut Stabilizer.JPGYou will need a piece of tear-away stabilizer that is 6 inches wide and 60 inches long. 

So,  cut pieces of stabilizer 6" wide and tape or pin the pieces together until you have a length of 60 inches.  

When sewing the boa you will be sewing down the middle of the stabilizer so you can pin and/or tape the sides and leave the middle untaped and unpinned.

STEP 3: Mark stabilizer center

With a ruler,  place little pencil marks 3" from the edge along the entire length of the stabilizer.  Then with a yardstick (or ruler), draw a line down the center of the stabilizer strip. Loopy Fleece Boa Measure Stabilizer.JPG


Loopy Fleece Boa Cut Loops.JPGTrim away the selvage of the fleece.

Fold the fleece in half lengthwise and fold it again in half lengthwise.  You now have four layers of fleece.

If the edge of the fleece wasn't cut straight by the store, trim one of the long sides straight.

Cut the fleece into ½” strips using a rotary cutter, cutting mat and ruler. Loopy Fleece Boa All Loops Cut.JPG

STEP 5: sewing

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Set the sewing machine to a narrow, short zigzag.  Using one of the fleece color strips, place the end of one of the strips over the centerline of the stabilizer and stitch it down. 

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Leave the presser foot down, fold the strip back and forth to the outer edge of the stabilizer, tuck the strip up next to the previous strip sewn and continue stitching down the center.  When one strip ends begin with another strip of the same color.

An alternate way of sewing them is to use the needle down feature on your sewing machine.  If you have this feature, you can raise and lower the pressure foot as you sew.

STEP 6: Repeat

Loopy Fleece Boa Sew Loops 4.JPGRepeat step 5 with the other two colors.

Your project will now have three layers of loops.

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STEP 7: cover stitching

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With another fleece strip, any color you want, center it over the previous stitching lines and stitch through all layers.

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STEP 8: remove the stabilizer

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Carefully tear away the stabilizer from the scarf.

Viola!  The loopy fleece boa is finished and ready to wear.

NOTE: To remove excess lint, fluff the boas in the dryer on the air setting.

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This March 17th you don’t have to be decked out all in green, all you need is a touch and this green loopy boa is the perfect touch.

This feather-weight boa adds just the right air of frivolity to a sweater or jacket.  Make one or more for your inner fashionista.

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Thank you for reading this post. hopes you enjoyed this tutorial.  We are always happy to get feedback from our guests.  Just contact us or comment on our YouTube videos.

Happy Sewing!
Annette & Chris


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