Infinity Scarf Tutorial

With the cooler temperatures that we in the beloved land of Dixie are experiencing, we have been unpacking our winter clothes and getting ready for the really blustery days yet to come. The reprieve from the heat of summer is nice, and it seems as if we might get an extra long fall, since it came so early, which is fine by me — the autumn happens to be my favourite season. A time of business, for sure, with all the events everyone seems to have going, but a time when there is the most time for laughter and playing and fun and games. Really — how  many people do you know who plan camping trips in mid-summer? The leaves have already began to turn different hues and shades, the mornings are nippy, the evenings are chilly, and as the seasons change, I thought it would be the perfect time to post a tutorial I have been planning for a while. Introducing…..

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The amazing Infinity Scarf!!!

Seriously, what better season to wear a fashionable scarf that isn’t really designed to keep you all that warm unless it’s in autumn (or in the springtime….)? These scarfs are VERY versatile — they are the perfect accessory to use to accent a summer dress, or to create that layered look that the chillier seasons bring, or to hide a neckline that falls too low. Just change the fabric you use.

So, lets begin, shall we?

For your supplies, you will need:

  • 1 yard of fabric
  • thread
  • scissors
  • pins
  • sewing machine :-)

Each yard of fabric will make two scarfs — so you get to keep one and give one as a gift! Christmas time is coming up, and I am sure you could find someone to gift it to…..

Always wash, dry, and iron your fabric (if needed) to prevent twisting and shrinkage in your final product. Lay your fabric out flat, like you bought it from the store. DSC_0040Fold it in half…. DSC_0039….and cut up the fold. DSC_0041You should now have three pieces of fabric: 2 not-as-wide pieces with the selvage edge (which you can go ahead and trim off) and a very wide piece of material folded in half. Cut along that fold as well. You should end up with four pieces of material, all about the same size. DSC_0043Line up two pieces, right side together. Pin together one short edge, and sew. DSC_0044Open the scarf so you have one VERY looooong piece of material…..DSC_0047…..fold in half lengthwise, pin, and sew.DSC_0049You should now have a very long, thin tube of fabric =}DSC_0051Reach through the tube of fabric as if you were going to turn it right-side-out. Without twisting grab the opposite edge and pull it through, until both unfinished edges line up.DSC_0052Sew together around the edges, leaving a two inch opening.DSC_0055DSC_0054You will now pull your scarf through the opening to be right-side-out.

DSC_0057DSC_0056Sew up the opening using any method you desire. I always prefer to use the H-stitch so it is hidden.DSC_0058

Now, wear your beautiful creation!

DSC_0085DSC_0090Leave a comment and let me know what you think about this scarf tutorial. I’d love to hear from you =)

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2 comments

  1. Stephanie says:

    Your scarf is simply lovely! While writing this comment I am wearing an infinity scarf that I made years ago – it’s one of my favorites :) You have inspired me to make another one.

    Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. I hope to see you at the party tomorrow. Hugs!

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