BikeArlington, WalkArlington, and Arlington Public Library invite you to join Balaclavas & Baklava, our signature Winter Accessory Workshop. Participants will learn how to make their very own winter walk or bike accessory, from a warm ear cover to a full-head balaclava. These make a great gift, donation, and are of course perfect for your own winter outdoor activities. Register for this event.
- Step-by-step instructions to make a balaclava and ear cover/neck gaiter
- Downloadable templates
- Live tutorial
Materials to have on hand:
- 24”x16” piece of fleece (or other stretchy, cozy wicking fabric – not cotton) in the pattern of your choice. Note: one yard of standard-width (60 inches) fleece yields about 6 balaclavas or 10-15 ear covers/neck gaiters
- Sewing machine OR needle and a few feet of thread
- Straight pins or safety pins
- Marker or pen
All skill levels are welcome. All of these patterns can be made if you know how to do a simple stitch, although the ear cover and neck gaiters are simplest. The event is free, but RSVPs are requested.
Note: Don’t let materials be a barrier! If you need assistance obtaining the materials necessary for this event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or respond as such during event registration. We will have limited supplies available through Arlington Public Library’s Take and Make craft pickup.
Have your materials in advance! Download the pattern and instructions in the link below.