49-Cent Friday Refashion: Winter Infinity Scarf

I found this awesome, dark-green, angora sweater (for only 49-cents) not too long ago and I had the perfect idea for what to do with it.

Angora (or rabbit hair) is super soft (just like cashmere).

I have a huge stash of sweaters with the specific purpose of refashioning, so out of that stash, I picked a couple more sweaters that would coordinate with my dark green one…

Winter Infinity Scarf Refashioned From Angora Sweaters | Diary of a MadMama

Angora and cashmere sweaters

I wanted to turn these super soft sweaters into a scarf, but rather than a regular winter scarf, I thought it would be fun to make a winter infinity scarf.

First, I cut all of the sweaters into 7″ x 8″ rectangles…

Winter Infinity Scarf Refashioned From Angora Sweaters | Diary of a MadMama

Cutting rectangles.

Once they were all cut out, I pinned them all together (matching right sides)…

Winter Infinity Scarf Refashioned From Angora Sweaters | Diary of a MadMama

Right sides together

…and then stitched them all up…

Winter Infinity Scarf Refashioned From Angora Sweaters | Diary of a MadMama

whirrrrr

After sewing all the rectangles together, I then folded the scarf in half (right sides together) like so…

Winter Infinity Scarf Refashioned From Angora Sweaters | Diary of a MadMama

Right sides together once again.

After stitching all the way down the side, I turned it right-side-out and began to finish the ends.
To do this, I tucked in the raw edge of one end of the scarf like so…

Winter Infinity Scarf Refashioned From Angora Sweaters | Diary of a MadMama

Tuck it in!

…and then stuffed the other end into that end…

Winter Infinity Scarf Refashioned From Angora Sweaters | Diary of a MadMama

One end into the other…

And then sewed it together.
And that’s it! Easy peasy.

Winter Infinity Scarf Refashioned From Angora Sweaters | Diary of a MadMama

This is THE softest scarf ever. And because it’s so long, it can be worn different ways and lengths.

You’ll have to forgive the following pictures, it was quite late when I finished this scarf and the lighting stinks.   :(

Winter Infinity Scarf Refashioned From Angora Sweaters | Diary of a MadMama

I made my mom a refashioned, cashmere scarf for Christmas (either last Christmas or the one before) and I was jealous that the 2 shrunken sweaters I had used only had enough material between them to make one scarf. It’s beige and super soft (although I didn’t make that one into an infinity scarf).
These make great gifts, because they’re useful and one of a kind.

After going through my sweater stash to make this scarf, I’ve been thinking about all the other cool things that I can make out of felted wool sweaters and I can’t wait to show you.

Have you been busy with your holiday gift-making? What cool gifts have you been busy creating?

Have a great weekend!
~Jen

Winter Infinity Scarf Refashioned From Angora Sweaters | Diary of a MadMama

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30 thoughts on “49-Cent Friday Refashion: Winter Infinity Scarf

    • I’m behind too! I always make a huge list of everything that I want to accomplish in a day and it’s usually impossible to finish it all in a week! lol
      Good luck! I hope you’ll blog about everything you make, so I can check it all out! :)

  1. Very clever idea. You are so lucky to have a thrift store that has those prices…our local thrift store is Goodwill where everything is $6-7… Not much of a thrifty price!!!

    • I’ve had good luck finding good deals on non-clothing items at Goodwill.
      If you have a smartphone and use Foursquare, there are usually coupons (at least where I live) for Goodwill when you check in on Foursquare there. You should check it out. Plus some Goodwills will have Saturday deals every once in a while. It doesn’t hurt to ask! :) Good luck! :)

  2. Great job! Please, don’t remind me about Christmas gifts! :/ I’m terribly behind this season- I also have an order of eight crocheted mermaid dolls that I have to get to on top of the family’s gifts (which I still need to figure out!) :) But I AM getting a little excited about some of the gifts I want to make. :) Thanks for sharing your great ideas and good luck with all of your gift making!

      • No, no Etsy shop (yet!). There is a family friend who has hired me to crochet different items for people on her Christmas least for the last few years. Her little girl loved the mermaid doll that I made for my sister for her birthday, so she asked me to make 8 of them for the little girls in her family for Christmas. :) Do you have a shop? Have you ever thought of getting one going?

    • Yes, absolutely! I have made a lot of infinity scarves and most of them (including this one) were made from stretchy fabrics. I actually find those ones more comfy! :)
      I’d love to see the fabric you picked! :)

  3. Beautiful scarf! I’ve cut down on the number of gifts I plan to make this year, as I’m going to be very busy at work until mid-December. However, thanks to some help from my mom, the sewing whiz, I turned a never worn extra long scarf into an infinity scarf for one of my nieces. I’m making her a bracelet in similar colours (denim/grey tones), plus I’ve got a couple of other jewelry projects on the go. My son and I always make Christmas cookies to give to friends and family, so there’s enough to keep me busy when I’m not at work.

    • Thank you!
      I guess you will be busy for sure!
      We (my kids and I) love making Christmas cookies also! Pretty much anything sweet actually, like fudge, truffles, and lots of different kinds of cookies and what not! I pack on a lot of weight around this time of year as a result! :/

    • Aww, isn’t Amy the best? :)
      Thanks so much Diana! I’m so glad you like it! I’d love to see yours when you make them! And thanks so much for the follows! I’m waiting with fingers crossed that I win your American Girl giveaway for my daughter! Thanks so much for hosting it! :)

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