Hello My Pretti’s. With the change in season on the way, I felt it would be a good time to share a tutorial for the fall, therefore I bring to you the “Infinity Scarf”. Infinity scarves are so practical and can be worn with a t-shirt, jacket, sweater or coat and depending on the weight of fabric they can be worn year round. So what’s an Infinity scarf you ask, basically it’s a round tube of fabric that you can loop around your neck several times. You can sport Infinity scarves to jazz up your look, to battle the cold weather or you can do both. This is a quick, easy make that takes roughly 20 minutes or less. Infinity scarves are great projects for beginners, so fear not, we all can conquer this sew.
I would suggest knit fabrics (if desired you can use light-weight fabric as well such as voile) for this project, something with stretch, the more stretch the better. Knits make the scarf super easy to wrap multiple times. I usually go for bright knits when making my Infinity scarfs, with crazy patterns or florals. Vibrant, bold fabric makes me smile, but you can use whatever works for you. You might want to make a few in neutral colors to match your winter jackets or coats. I will be using multicolor poly/ lycra “Pop Art Print Mesh Knit” fabric from FabricMartFabrics.com let’s get started!
1. 1 yard of 60” inch wide knit fabric (something with stretch)
3. Sewing machine
4. Coordinating color thread of choice
5. Hand sewing needle
6. Iron/ ironing board
7. Yard stick, tape measure
8. Straight pins
Directions: With fabric folded in half (stretch side to side).
Measure down 16 inches and fold.
Cut right below fold line and remove excess fabric.
Trim grain line of fabric off if desired, it’s normally about ¼ to ½ an inch and discard.
Unfold fabric, then re fold long length (right-sides facing together), ensure direction of stretch is side to side the long way.
With folded fabric together on wrong sides (right sides facing each other), zigzag sew ¼ inch of a seam all the way around (repeat the zigzag stitching over the previous zigzag stitch) creating a tube, leaving both ends open, unsewn.
Turn fabric to right side thru either end of fabric opening.
Match ends of tube right sides together, pin together with straight pins, leaving a 5 inch opening. It will look like a little sack, with the right sides of the fabric stuffed inside.
With pinned wrong sides together zigzag sew ¼ inch of a seam all the way around (repeat the zigzag stitching over the previous zigzag stitch), leaving a 5” inch opening.
Turn to right side thru 5” inch opening.
Fold in opening ¼ of an inch and pin. Using a whip stitch, hand-sew the opening closed with coordinating thread.
Once you have closed the opening, press with iron, all done. Now rock your “Infinity Scarf, how you like!
Here are a few ideas to get you started, enjoy and be “Sew Happy”!