Well my, my. I sure have been on a sewing kick lately. Don’t worry, there will be a couple makeovers coming up in the upcoming weeks. So stay tuned if you’re having a hankering for another alley find re-do like this beauty.
But back to our regularly scheduled program…the infinity scarf. I kind of got obsessed with these around Christmas time and asked everyone in my family for one. Then, after asking for them to buy me one, I realized how ridiculously easy it would be to make one for waaaaay cheaper.
The first attempt of making my own infinity scarf was buying a knit one for $2.00 at the thrift store, cutting off the fringes on the edge, and then sewing the edges together. Bingo! (sorry, I don’t have pictures of that but it’s really as easy as my previous one sentence description.)
The second attempt was to make something a little more dressy and classy. This would be a scarf not warn for warmth but for a little pop of style. When my sister’s birthday came up I decided to try making one for her.
Here is the the finished product:
And here’s what you’ll need to make one for yourself:
-1 1/2 yards of fabric
-Needle and matching thread
And the step-by-step (in pictures, because that’s how I roll):
Cut two rectangles of fabric that are approximately 45 x 18 inches long. I say approximately because I’m really bad at cutting straight.
Pin the two rectangles together, right sides facing in.
Sew the 45 inch edges together using a 1/4 inch seam allowance.
After you have sewn the long edges, turn the scarf right side out.
Next, fold your scarf in half.
Now this next part can get a bit tricky, so look carefully.
Pin the two inside layers of the folded sides together.
Once the inside edges are pinned, sew them together. You will need to push the top and bottom edges out of the way when sewing.
Once the inside edges are sewn together, turn the entire scarf inside out.
Pin the remaining two un-stitched edges together.
Place a vertical pin three inches from the end of the scarf. This is where you will stop stitching so you can turn the scarf back right-side-out again.
Sew the remaining edges together. Then, stick your fingers through the 3-inch hole you left open and turn the scarf right side out (for the last time!) Lastly, hand stitch the opening so it’s closed up nice and tight.
And you’re all done!
Unfortunately I didn’t snap a picture of my sister wearing her new birthday gift, but I did snap a picture of myself in my filthy mirror. Seriously, I had no idea it was so dirty until I saw this picture. Wow, I think Windex should start sponsoring my blog.
If these directions seemed a little daunting, just follow them step-by-step and you should be fine. The entire scarf took me about 25 minutes from start to finish. And as always, feel free to comment or email with any questions you have.
Enjoy your chic new infinity scarf!