Scarfing it Up

Scarfing it Up

Feb 02, 2017

Young members work together on their scarves.

The wind is brisk on an Omaha, NE winter’s day, but local families are wrapping themselves in new hats, gloves, and scarves thanks to Hvezda Svobody No. 45’s young members.

Sisters Maddie and Skyler Davis organized the project to donate winter wear to the Sarpy County Assistance Program. Each year, the program asks churches, businesses, and individuals to donate items for needy families in December. No. 45 has helped for many years by donating new hats and gloves. However, they also add something extra special by making the scarves.

In 2016, the lodge bought material from a store’s going-out-of-business sale. Then, they measured and cut the lengths of material. The youngest members helped cut the decorative fringe on the ends. They enjoyed working together for a good cause.

Young member Logan Waters remarked, “I liked working with the other members.” His brother Reece Waters added, “the scarves were easy to make.”

On the giveaway day, local parents were delighted to pick out matching scarves, hats, and gloves. For many, these items were wrapped and given at Christmas to children.
The lodge plans to continue its donations to Sarpy County Assistance Program, and its youth members are planning to keep up its creative efforts for other causes. This year, they will make toys and blankets for the animals at the Humane Society.

How to make a no-sew fleece scarf:

  1. Buy a fleece ¼ yard or more. The thicker the fleece, the less flexible it is.
  2. Lay the fleece on a large table.
  3. Fold the fleece in half along the length, matching up the curled edges as close as possible. Smooth the fabric.
  4. A standard width for a scarf is 8 or 9” and 60” is a standard length for an adult, or 40” for a child. With these in mind, measure the width and length from the edge of the fleece and mark it with a pencil on both sides.
  5. Using fabric scissors, and protecting the surface of the table, trim your fabric to the marks.
  6. Cut off the white or curled edges at the bottom of the scarf, while the length is still folded in half.
  7. To make a fringe, measure 5” from the edge of the bottom and mark with a pencil. Cut the strips every ½” to the 5” mark to create the fringe.

Directions were taken from WikiHow at

Category: Fraternal

Cindy Motsinger

Communications Coordinator

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