I love infinity scarves. Like I TOTALLY have all of the heart eyes for them. What is not to love? They dress up my jeans and t-shirt outfits. When I had an infant and was in a pinch, they could strategically cover up any spit-up said infant might have gotten on me. They even keep this gal-who-even-gets-chilly-in-the-summer warm.
See what I’m talking about?
Me + infinity scarves=relationship bliss. (It’s a legit equation. Right next to the Quadratic Formula.)
One project I’ve been wanting to tackle for quite a while was actually MAKING an infinity scarf. I mean, I’ve taken a regular (long rectangle) scarf and tied the ends together to create an infinity scarf “look,” but I wanted to actually start from scratch. (Ok, not TOTALLY start from scratch. I wasn’t like The Little Red Hen: “Who will help me plant the cotton?”, “Who will help me weave the thread?” BUT you know what I mean….)
I hadn’t fully felt the PUSH to really commit to making my own scarf until I saw THIS fabric:Yep. Sigh…..ALL the heart eyes. (Remember seeing it from this post?)
And guess what guys? It’s JUST as easy to make as I thought it would be! Wahoo! It literally took me 20 minutes and that’s including lugging out the iron and my sewing machine! (Just to give extra wiggle room, I put “30 Minutes” on the graphic image.)
Here’s what you will need:
- Fabric of your choice (mine was from Hobby Lobby) (Pick something that isn’t stiff, that can fold and drape well.) -at least 1 yard
- sewing machine
- straight pins
- ironing board
- cute pin cushion that only takes 5 minutes to make! (see this post)
Let’s Get Sewing!
- Make sure your fabric is washed and ironed. (When you buy fabric, at the end of the bolt there will be washing directions. When in doubt, “most” fabrics are fine on “delicate” setting, in cold water.)
- Cut your fabric in half so that you have 2 long rectangles of fabric. You want enough fabric to be able to make the two “loops” when you wear it!) Iron seams open so that they are nice and flat.
- Place right sides of the fabric together and sew the short ends together on both ends, creating a long circle or tube. (Note: If you have raw edges, you will want to fold over your ends and then sew them. This will give you a nice clean edge. One side on my fabric had the selvage edge, so I didn’t fold the ends down.)
- Next you will work on hemming each long side of your scarf. I worked in sections, folding over my fabric twice and ironing it. This helped me to get a nice, straight hem (and a more professional looking edge). Once it was ironed, I took it over to the sewing machine to hem. (Let’s just insert another sewing machine picture in here for good measure! Ha!)
- Repeat Step 4 on the other side of your scarf and then YOU.ARE.DONE!
- Dance around and pump fist in the air. You rocked your first scarf! Well done!
I was so excited to make this scarf that I actually made it Easter morning!
Yep. I know, I’m a complete NUT. But what’s a DIY-gal to do when she doesn’t have something bright and spring-y to wear on Easter?
Gotta love when you can whip up a new accessory in less than 30 minutes! (Another thing to love? This scarf cost me about $4! I also made mine a bit shorter than I normally would so that I would have some fabric to make my daughter a matching scarf. Gotta start the infinity-scarf-love early! I’m planning on us wearing our matching scarves for Mother’s Day! Stay tuned! 🙂
What color scarf are you planning on making? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!