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).
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) is 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! 😉
STEP THREE: 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.
STEP FIVE: Pin the two open ends of the tube together, matching up the right sides like so…
STEP SIX: Sew the ends together as far as you can, using a sewing machine…
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).
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…
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.
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