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…..
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
- 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. Fold it in half…. ….and cut up the fold. You 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. Line up two pieces, right side together. Pin together one short edge, and sew. Open the scarf so you have one VERY looooong piece of material…..…..fold in half lengthwise, pin, and sew.You should now have a very long, thin tube of fabric =}Reach 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.Sew together around the edges, leaving a two inch opening.You will now pull your scarf through the opening to be right-side-out.
Now, wear your beautiful creation!
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