How to Make an Infinity Scarf in Less Than 30 Minutes

Hey everybody! Good day from Michigan, where we finally have some snow : )

I have loved making infinity scarves ever since I learned how to make them from the Cottage Home.

They’re quick and easy to make…my favorite kind of project…and they look great : )

Here’s how to make one in seven easy steps.

STEP ONE: Pick your fabric. Below is a picture of four fabrics I purchased specifically for scarves, ultimately deciding to go with the vintage-y rose material for today’s scarf, (it matched my outfit).

ooh pretty!

ooh pretty!

STEP TWO: Measure the fabric. Now the blog that I learned how to make these from says to cut 2 rectangles 12″ x 60″.

(Note: After making several of these, I’ve learned that you don’t have to necessarily always use those exact dimensions…but they are a good guide.)

For my scarf here, I felt that because of the stretchy knit material I’m using, I only needed the length to be 30″ long for it to be perfect.



NOTE: A tip I learned from the Refashionista (One of my favorite blogs) isΒ how to cut a straight line without having to continue to measure all the way across your fabric.

Just fold the material over itself as you start cutting, and follow along the edge of the material (see above picture).

When she first pointed that tip out on her blog, I was like, “Duh, why didn’t I ever think of that?” Oh well, you learn something new everyday I guess! πŸ˜‰

STEP THREE: Β Sew down both long sides of the rectangle (right sides together), leaving the shorter sides left open. This will create a long tube…



STEP FOUR: Turn the tube right side out.

fabric tube turned right side out

fabric tube turned right side out

STEP FIVE: Pin the two open ends of the tube together, matching up the right sides like so…

right sides together!

right sides together!

STEP SIX: Sew the ends together as far as you can, using a sewing machine.

check me out!

having fun with my little machine πŸ˜‰

Almost done!

STEP SEVEN: Now you’ll be left with a small opening that will need to be finished by hand stitching, using a hidden stitch. (If you don’t know how to do a hidden or ladder stitch, here’s a tutorial via Fern & Freckle).

stitching away

stitching away

That’s all there is to it!

These make great gifts. I’ve gifted quite a few of these already!

They’re also a great way to dress up an otherwise average outfit.

I’ve also seen them used as a cute hair accessory…

ooh la la!

ooh la la!

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Infinity scarves can also be created from more than just store bought fabric. I’ve made a couple out of the cut-off legs of some thrift-store pajama pants.

If you found this post helpful or inspiring, feel free to leave a comment and let me know! And if you’re feeling extra crazy, share it up via the interwebs!

Ta ta!

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23 thoughts on “How to Make an Infinity Scarf in Less Than 30 Minutes

  1. Love my Christmas infinity scarf. I may need a polka dot one next. πŸ˜‰ I really think you need to teach me some crafting skills soon.

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  4. Hmmmm. Another project I need to tackle. Really like this. Thanks for the follow! Looking forward to spending time reading more of your posts. -Joanne

  5. Good choice with the strawberry fabric, it looks like it will be perfect to add brightness in the winter and also transition really well into the spring. I have some stretch material left over from a dress I made and I think I may make a scarf with it, thanks!

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  12. Your fabric as well as the designs of your fabric is great. They are beautiful! Thanks for sharing your tutorial. The benefit of making one for yourself is you can have it just the way you like it and you can save money, too.

    • Thank you!
      I have made a lot of different kinds of scarves because I love the pride that comes in knowing I made it myself, and also knowing how much money I was able to save that way! πŸ™‚

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