DIY Fox Scarf with Free Pattern

Who wouldn’t want to snuggle up with their very own homemade fox scarf? It’s like a glamorous old timey stole, but with less dead fox! Let us show you how to make a fox scarf (and give you a free downloadable pattern too).

I’d like to introduce to my little friend here, Frédéric. He took one foggy afternoon to whip up and has been lazily resting on my shoulders ever since. He is made from the finest of flannels and the coziest minky, and boy is he toasty. Want to make a Frédéric of your own?

The best thing about this fox scarf pattern is that you can make a variety of different animal scarves with it: raccoon, wolf, or skunk perhaps? Round out the snout and ears to make it a bear or panda. The scarf length is also easily customizable to be longer or shorter.

Keep reading for the full DIY Fox Scarf tutorial and pattern…


DIY Fox Scarf with Free Pattern

Begin by downloading the Fox Scarf Pattern from google docs. It is free, but you will need a google account to download it. Ok, now that you have your fox scarf pattern, let’s get started…

You can make the fox scarf body as long as you want, just use the pattern to shape the head and tail. Mine turned out to be 3 feet long from the tip of the nose to the tip of the tail. Cut out one body piece of the top fabric (flannel) and one body piece of the bottom fabric (minky). You can use any fabric you prefer.

Sew just the face together on the inside and flip right-side out. This helps with placing the nose and eyes. Hand stitch two black buttons for the eyes.

Cut out the ears, sew and turn right-side out.

Place them where the pattern ear line is and zig-zag stitch them down to the flannel fabric only.

Here they are popped up.

Use Black Embroidery Floss to hand stitch the nose only through the top flannel fabric.

Give him little whiskers too by threading embroidery thread through and knotting the end to keep it in place.

Cut out your arm and leg pattern pieces and sew them together, flip right-side-out.

Place the arms in the same place that the ear markings are at, but on the minky fabric. Pin down.

Just as you did with the ears, zig-zag stitch the arms down just to the minky.

Do the same for the legs.

Pin the arms and legs to each other. This is so they don’t get caught when you’re sewing the body pieces together.

Flip the fox inside out and sew around. Leave a small gap in the middle of the scarf open so you have somewhere to flip it through.

Once you’ve flipped the fox scarf right-side-out, machine stitch the gap closed.

Voila! Your fox scarf is complete.

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154 Comments

Haas

I absolutely love this and will surely make it for my mother who is a fox lover, because she is one herself (that’s what her last name says!) Thank you!!!

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Colleen

The pattern is located right after the jump where it says “Begin by downloading the Fox Scarf Pattern” (Click “Fox Scarf Pattern). Let me know if it’s not working.

Thanks!

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Jacinda

Adorable!! Love this little plaid foxy and seeing some pics of Prudent Colleen’s pretty face! MUAH!

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moonlitedaze

There is no scale on the pattern, nothing to show width of head legs, ear size etc. I can find no starting point. Can someone help? Btw, I am working from a kindle. All I need is a beginning measurement. Thanks:)

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Veronica

I LOVE this. I think I will try to make matching ones for my 2yo and myself. How fun.

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Mirja

Now that is a fox scarf you could wear without any guilt about wearing fur! Thanks for the awesome pattern and tutorial!

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rae

The only thing that would have been nice would be to have the fabric measurements easy to find at the top of the post. I knew i wanted to make this exact scarf but had to read through to find out how much fabric to buy.
Adorable project though and i cant wait to make it 🙂

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Eleanor

Just finished one of these, and I love it! I did add top stitching all the way around to hold the layers in place, but other than that, it was very easy to follow and so cute. 🙂

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Alyssa

I made one of these today! Took about 4 hours. Next one I will use actual Minky fabric. I picked a fake sheepskin that had too much body. Came out so cute, though! One question- I added a 1/2 in seam allowance. Should I have done that?

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Alexandra

…….Oooooooh, and another thing; How much fabric do you think I’d need to get to make one???? Thanks!!!!! Xxxxx

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Colleen

Yes, adding a 1/2 inch seam allowance around is totally fine. I bought a yard of both fabrics because I wanted it to be just about one yard long. You can make it however long you’d like though.

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Alexandra

I totally love this TOTALLY!!!! A little problem I have with making it though: Where do you get orange tartan fabric like what you have used please???? Thanks!!!!! 🙂 Xxxxx

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Colleen

I picked up my fabric at a local fabric store, but Fabricworm always has adorable fabrics to choose from!

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Tilly

LOVE this!! I’ve been wanting one of these for ages and never thought of making one myself (even though I make clothes – duh!). Thank you so much for sharing your pattern and tutorial. I can’t wait to have my own little foxy friend draped around my neck.

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SKTV

Love this scarf !!! I’m not sure I can manage the sewing, but I’ll sure try. The choice of the fabric seems to matter a lot, and I love the one you chose. Sometimes, I think I will never grow up… Thanks for sharing this on Pinterest where I found it! I’m a follower now…

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marie

a girl and a glue gun did a shout out on this one! i can’t sew to save my life, but i think even if it turns out a little wonky it will still be super adoreable!! thanks for sharing it!

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Nick

As much as I’d love to, I’m not able to make this, so I was wondering if you would be willing to sell one! Please let me know, as he’s nothing short of amazing 🙂

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jer

So cute, clear instructions; have made several-some with modifications. I am having a hard time stopping. Would it be a violation to sell this online? Btw I found it easier to NOT cut out the pattern pieces from the Minky, only the flannel; then stitch around the edges of the flannel to assemble and then trim the Minky. Thanks again!

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Alexandra

I am so excited to be trying this soon 🙂 I have been looking for orange tartan fabric everywhere with no luck, then the other day, I stumbled across some orange tartan scarves in a sale in Next 🙂 So thrilled!!!! Now I just need some fleece. Yes, I’m going to use fleece instead of minky. Minky seems hard to get hold of too, but I’m thinking the fleece will be fine 🙂 Thank you again for the pattern and tutorial 🙂 Xxx

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Alexandra

I did it!!!! I’m soooooooooooo pleased 🙂 Its come out awesome. I did quite a bit of handsewing on it rather than use the machine all the time. I am so excited to show it off tomorrow 🙂 Xxx

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hmm

what if we filled his body up a bit with polyfil? or would that be overdoing it? lol i guess that would be more like a stuffed animal around your neck then..

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Angela

That’s gorgeous – will have to have a go at making one once winter gets here (I’m in the southern hemisphere). What exactly is Minky fabric? Not something I’ve ever heard of before…

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BlondieBee

Where did you get the fabrics? I’d love to make a fowy one but I can’t find a nice (not garishly halloweeny!) orange fabric anywhere!

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Nat

I saw this in a crafting magazine we sell in the shop I work. I can’t wait to make it, I love foxes soooo much and this will be super cute in the spring and summer during the evenings. 🙂

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Matt Rice

I’d love to just buy one of these! do you sell them?! can I buy one?!

let me know! mattrice18 @ Hotmail.co.uk

Thanks!

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Manni

This is so sweet,I couldn’t resist and had to make one for my granddaughter. Thank you so much for sharing.

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Kerry

Thank you for this fantastic tutorial! I made “Foxy Loxy” for a little boy whose middle name is Fox. I was very pleased with how he turned out but he is going to be hard to part with! My little girl has put in an order for a fox and Raccoon!!!

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Lisa

Hi there.

Your scarf is absolutely amazing! But now I have the problem, that I can´t find both of the fabrics. Where do you bought them? Or maybe you have a link for me? And how/ with which catchwords do I find the white fabric? 😀 Thanks for the pattern (from Germany ;))

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Alexandra

I couldnt find the fabrics either. I’m in England. Americans have it easy when it comes to finding great fabrics 🙂 I really wanted to make this scarf though and after a bit of hunting I was lucky enough to find an orange tartan scarf in the ‘Next’ sale but they prob dont have it now. I used just a cream coloured fleece fabric for the underside though. I do love my foxy scarf though, and it gets quite a few compliments 🙂 Xxx

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kelli

Where did you get the orange tartan? I love orange but can’t find anything similar. Is it called something specific? Any info would be great, otherwise mine will be an arctic fox.

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marcia

this is going to be a homemade Christmas by need. WOW this makes it a little
more exciting. so cute. grand daughters will love this one. more fun than jammies. Marcia, of Mississippi

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Karen

Loved this pattern the minute I first saw it. I made 16 scarves. One for each of my sisters and nieces and a few extras for Christmas presents. Didn’t think that the guys would want one but was wrong, now I have to make more. Everyone loved, loved them!

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Paula G

Love love love the fox made one for my daughter she loved it!!!THank you so much for sharing. An going to try a skunk next or maybe an alligator found some cute fabric a joannes. Thanks again Paula

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nicole j bideau

Hi I can not seem to access the fox pattern please could you send me a link thank you have a good day

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Barbara

So i sew this fox a few times as gift for friends. yesterday they asked me about, if i would do sewing commissions on deviantart. Am i allowed to do it with this patern or not?

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Mary

This scarf is the cutest scarf ever! I made one and wrote up a blog post about it. Can’t wait to make more as gifts. Thanks for sharing.

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Grabowski

Hey,
just wantedt to ask you if i am allowed to use the pattern to make foxes and sell them in a webshop agt dawanda ( it os like etsy a place in the web where you can sell selfmade things)

this would really be awesome!!

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Angela

What is the seam allowance you use for this pattern? I added a 1/2 like a person did above but I haven’t sewn my fox yet. I was curious if you added one on top of the pattern or it was included, if included what was it? Thanks! I can’t wait to see how these turn out, thanks for sharing your pattern.

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Colleen

The pattern includes a 1/2 inch seam allowance, but it’s also not a problem if you have already added a 1/2 inch to the pattern. This pattern is pretty customizable and will still turn out adorable! Don’t forget to send us a photo.

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Dorothy

Thank you so much for sharing this great pattern. I was stumped for an idea for Christmas gifts for the grandchildren and now I am making fox scarves for them all. Thank you so much.

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Yvette

Just finished some crimbo prezzy scarves – they turned out really well, I’m sure they’ll be popular! Thank you for sharing your knowledge and pattern 🙂

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Loretta

Made one of these recently — he’s so cute! He’s starting to get a little bit grubby and I was wondering, what’s the best way to WASH something like this? I know the minky and flannel will wash, but I’m worried about losing the buttons, whiskers, or it losing its shape since the two pieces are only sewn together on the outside edge. Thanks!

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Gail

Machine wash gentle cycle (cold water if you did not prewash fabrics), toss in dryer on low for a few minutes to dewrinkle, shape & lay flat to finish drying; lightly press flannel side only if needed. Buttons & whiskers should survive but if not you can easily & quickly redo. When I sew this I will top stitch the perimeter to keep the shape. Hope this helps!

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Faye

Thanks for a GREAT pattern! Making one for my mother-in-law (the original Mrs. Fox). Only difference is to make it more dressy, I’m using a paisley wool challis. Also adding a “collar” of faux pearls. I can only hope I my construction skills are up for it.

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Leah Wall

I love this and just finished 2 for Christmas presents. Thanks so much for a great simple pattern that looks so amazingly adorable.
I bought 1 yard of each fabric ($14 total!) and was able to make 2 foxes and have fabric left over. They look like I bought them in some super trendy store for $50 or more.

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Alexandra

Hi!
Do you by any chance remember what type of flannel did you use? Cotton, wool.. etc… ?

Thanks for posting this tutorial and pattern. It is very cute and *derpy*. I am planning to make 2 of those… 🙂

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Stephani

good question! Was the pattern removed from this post? I don’t see anywhere it can be downloaded… It’s really cute, and I’d like to make one.

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Gail

Go back to top of post; under 2nd picture; 4th line; Begin by downloading “Fox Scarf Pattern”. Simply click on the link “Fox Scarf Pattern”. It’s a different color text but very subtle. Hope this helps!

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Rhonda

would REALY like the pattern for Foxy! My granddaughter would love this! They are new to sewing and I think this would be a perfect project
at Nanas this summer!

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Ritta

The pictures and instructions are great but there is no pattern. Please repost how to get to the pattern. I’ve clicked on every word under every picture and nothing takes you to the pattern. Please HELP!

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Diane

THANK YOU JAIME. I have been waiting for someone to post the pattern…..I am so excited.

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Kathy A.

I always wanted a silver fox collar; economics and anti-real fur feelings have prevented it: I;m gonna look for some silver/gray materials and if anyone asks, I’ll tell ’em it’s my silver fox! Great idea!

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