Monday, August 8, 2016

Infinity Scarf Tutorial

One of my go to projects for an easy gift to make is an infinity scarf.  With a yard of fabric and 30 minutes I have a home made accessory that I can either custom make to go with my wardrobe or make one as a gift for a friend.

Follow these step by step instructions to make your own infinity scarf.

Supplies Needed:
1 yard fabric such as double gauze, cotton lawn, rayon, or light weight quilters cotton.
Coordinating cotton thread
Sewing machine with basic tools
Rotary cutter with new blade
Cutting mat
6 1/2" x 24 1/2" or 8 1/2" x 24 1/2" ruler

Ready to go?

I used a double gauze from Cotton + Steel called Trinket.  I like making scarves from double gauze because they are lightweight and soft to wear.  Who couldn't love these smiling daisies??

Start out getting your fabric trimmed up and ready to sew.
1. Fold fabric in half matching selvage to selvage.
2. Trim both short sides so you have clean straight edges.
3. Cut the length of the fabric at the selvage edge then cut fabric length wise at the fold so you have two pieces approx. 20" x 36".

4. Match the two short sides right sides together and sew 3/8" seam and press open.
5. You will now have one long piece of fabric approx. 20" x "71"
6. Fold fabric in half lengthwise with right sides together. Match the edges together and pin.
7. Sew 3/8" down the long side. This will create a long tube.

8. On both short ends place a pin at the seam and the opposite side from the seam marking the half way point.
9. Reach in the fabric tube, grab the far end and pill the fabric into the tube. Careful to not lose the pins or stick yourself.
10. Bring both short sides right sides together.  Here is where you want to put a twist in your infinity scarf.
11. Rotate the inside short end and match the seam to the pinned half way point of the outside short end and pin.
12. Pin the outer seam to the where the inside halfway pin is.

13. Place a few more pins around edge leaving a 4" opening.
14. Sew 3/8" seam around the edge leaving the 4" opening. Stay stitch at the beginning and end.
15. Pull the right side of the scarf out of the 4"opening until the scarf is all the way out.

16. Whip stitch the 4" opening closed.

Voila!  You have an amazing infinity scarf made by you.

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