How to Make a Reversible Keyhole Scarf

Finished Scarf

Winter is definitely here even in California.  So I decided to create this reversible keyhole scarf out of some leftover fleece that I had from another project.  I love fleece for this project but faux fur would be a perfect fabric to use if you live in a colder climate than I do.  This keyhole scarf is a super simple sewing project for any beginner sewist.  It is truly just two pieces of fabric and a few seams to put this scarf together. This is a complete sewing tutorial that will walk you through the steps it will take to complete this terrific scarf. If you would like another reversible scarf project check out my Pom Pom scarf or my hat and scarf combo.  

As I said, I used fleece that I had left over from another project that I had purchased from JOANN Fabric & Craft Stores. You could head to Hobby Lobby, Fabric.com, or Onlinefabricstore.net to get exactly what you need for your keyhole scarf.  You can get fleece or faux fur whichever suits you.  This post contains affiliate links that iff you click on them and make a purchase I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. 

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What you will Need: How to Make a Keyhole Scarf

  • 1/2 yd Outer fabric
  • 1/2 yd Lining Fabric
  • Standard Sewing Supplies
What you will Need Keyhole scarf

Step 1: Cut your Fabrics

Cut one outer and one lining piece of fabric that measures 38 1/2″ x 7 1/8″

Step 2: Mark for the Keyhole

On the wrong side of both the outer and lining fabric find the longwise center.  Draw a line from the half way widthwise point for reference.  Measure up from the bottom 5 1/8″ and draw a line.  From there, measure up another 3 1/2″ and make a second mark. Place the outer and lining pieces right sides together.  Using the two lines that you drew draw a 1/2″ box connecting the two lines.  

Draw the lines
Draw the box

Step 3: Create the Keyhole

Stitch around the box.  Clip straight down the center of the box and diagonally toward the end of the box opening up the hole for the keyhole.  Turn right sides out through the keyhole opening.

Cut the center
Keyhole opening

Step 4: Stitch the Outer Scarf to the Lining

Place one of the outer scarf pieces right sides together with the outer lining piece and stitch up the side.  You will notice that the other sides of the outer and lining will be rolled up inside.  Stitch using a 3/8″ seam allowance.  Turn right sides out.

Stitch outer and lining right sides together

Step 5: Stitch the other Outer Side to the Lining

Place the other outer piece to the other lining piece right sides together and stitch along the bottom and half way down the side using a 3/8″ seam allowance.  Skip a a few inches for turning and continue to stitch the rest of the side and the bottom.  

Stitch the other outer and lining bottom and sides

Step 6: Turn Right Sides Out.

Turn the entire scarf right sides out through the opening.  Stitch the opening closed using ladder stitch and you have finished your reversible keyhole scarf.  

Finished scarf
Finished Scarf

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    1. No problem. I would think that you would want to make the keyhole in the same place. To do that I would determine how much longer I wanted the scarf to be and add that to the first measurement for the keyhole and keep the second measurement the same. That way it is snug against the neck but longer on the bottom. Does that make sense?

  1. Thank you for the pattern. It’s ever so cute. I am confused, though, by Step 4 and beyond. The cutting fabric step 8mplies only 2 pieces of fabric are cut-one of one color, one of another so that you have 2 sides. In Step 4 and onwards, it seems that there should be 4 pices-2 outer/public sides and 2 inner/lining. Then the next step talks about the lining being rolled inside. Is this referring to the “burrito” method? I’m ot new and neither is my mother who has been sewing for at least 80 years. We’ve done a mock up and it just doesn’t seem to make sense to use. What are we missing?

    1. There are only two pieces of fabric. Did you watch the video? It explains it a bit better. I separated out one side from the other by referring to them as outer and lining but there are only two pieces. This is similar to the burrito method.

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