Last year I started my scarf obsession. I couldn’t get enough of them, different colors, different textures, different lengths…you name it! I quickly realized just how much warmer I felt when I had a snugly scarf on. So what did I do? I sewed a scarf inside my kids coats. Mwa ha ha ha haaaaaa! I did it while they were sleeping so they couldn’t protest…which made it even better!
My kids LOVED the scarves just as much as I did! Surprise, surprise! They too liked how it made them feel all warm and cozy (which isn’t easy to do in New England). The scarf is always there. They can’t lose it or forget it and there’s never any excuse as to why they won’t/can’t put it on.
I already had one long black scarf laying around the house. I had purchased it for my husband at a discount store, but he too would never take the time to put it on. (I wonder how he’d feel if I secretly sewed one into his Bruins coat. I’m guessing it wouldn’t go over quite as well as it did with my kids. hehehehe) So all I did was cut this scarf in half, sew four small spots and that’s it. Easy Peasy!
Cut the scarf into a T shape and place it on top of the open coat. I made mine come up about one full inch above the top of the coat. Make sure you cut high enough near the shoulders so that it doesn’t pull when they have the coat on. I made ours wide enough in the middle to keep the top of their backs warm too.
The scarf is only about two feel long. It’s not meant to be long enough to tie. I help our youngest with his coat and wrap the scarf around his neck, then zip up to hold the scarf in place.