I own a lot of scarves. A lot. Some might say too many (my husband for one!). But not me. In fact I don’t think you can ever have too many scarves. Whether they are to protect you from the cold or just accessorise your outfit, a scarf is really the perfect way to give your outfit impact – without spending a fortune!
With the rise in popularity of the infinity scarf I saw this as my opportunity to claw back some of the money that I spent on scarves over the years by making and selling this little gem.
Your fabric choice will be up to personal preference and what you are wanting to use the scarf for. I like to use a sheer polyester which feels like a silky cotton, and has a beautiful drape. Some other great choices are: light weight knit fabric, cotton voile, wool, even lace! Have fun with the colours and the fabrics. You can make infinity scarves to match your outfits, they make fantastic gifts and are really popular sellers at craft fairs.
This is a fabulous project and a great starting point for a novice sewist. You won’t believe how quickly you can make this scarf, and how many complements you’ll get every time you wear it!
- 1.7 yards of fabric (in most cases this will be enough for 2 scarves)
- Co-ordinating thread
- Fabric scissors or rotary cutter and mat
- Sewing machine
- Cut a piece of fabric 26 inches by 65 inches
- Fold in half lengthways, with right sides together, and pin the length of the fabric.
- Measure 3 inches (7.5cm) in from each of the pinned edges and double pin to make the beginning and end of your sewing line.
- Sew from the first double pins down to the second double pins, leaving 3 inches at each end of the tube unsewn.
- Trim neatly with pinking shears.
- Turn right side out.
- Fold the length of the fabric in half, ensuring that the fabric does not twist.
- Match ends with right sides together. Pull back the top layer of fabric and pin the next 2 layers and pin all the way around, taking care to match the ends of the fabric. Sew with a 1/2 inch seam allowance. Trim with pinking shears.
- Pull through, so right sides is out, and press the opening ready for stitching up.
- Pin the opening together with the raw edges tucked inside.
- Hand sew close using an invisible stitch (my favourite is the ladder stitch)
There you have it, the perfect infinity scarf!! Enjoy 🙂