How to Make an Infinity Scarf (easy tutorial)
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I absolutely love an Infinity Scarf! Scarves can dress up any outfit and you can make infinity scarves from lightweight knit or chiffon for summer or a warmer fabric for winter. I’m excited to share this quick tutorial on how to make an Infinity Scarf.
Easy Infinity Scarf Tutorial
I picked up a little infinity scarf for my missy on one of my recent shopping trips. Our weather had briefly cooled down last weekend and she finally got to wear the scarf. She looked so darling in her scarf, I had to make her a few more. Luckily, there were a few fabrics in my stash that were perfect for light-weight infinity scarves. (A semi-sheer chiffon, a knit and some sort of rayon/polyester mystery fabric.)
How cute is this scarf?? (Seriously, I think I might have to seal the blue one.) I really like how the blue fabric retains its fullness.
How to make an Infinity Scarf
These infinity scarves are really easy to make. You should be able to whip out a few in no time at all. (Plus, they make a great gift.)
This particular scarf tutorial works best with fabrics that have a nice drape and a print/design that shows on both the front and back. (If your fabric is printed on one side only, you might want to use the method shown here.)
Materials needed to make an Infinity Scarf:
- 2/3 yard drapey fabric (knit, rayon, chiffon) (If you’re using a fabric 60 inches or wider, you’ll only need 1/3 yard.)
- Basic Sewing supplies
Step 1. Cut your fabric into 2 pieces:
- Child size: 12 inches wide x 30 1/4 inches long
- Adult size: 12 inches wide x 33 1/4 inches long
Step 2. Sew the ends together to make one long fabric strip.
(Using whatever seam finishing technique that works best for your fabric.)
I trimmed and left the seam raw on the knit scarf:
But for the chiffon and rayon scarf, I did a french seam and sewed it flat.
Step 3. Hem the scarf edges. (If using knit fabric, just leave it raw.)
The prettiest hem option for sheer/thin fabric is a narrow rolled hem using the rolled hem foot.
I’ve tried and tried, but can not master the rolled hem foot! Sometimes it comes out looking ok, other times the hem is just a mess.
I’ve found the hem looks just as good (if not better) to just roll the hem with my fingers as I sew…
Step 4. Sew the raw scarf edges together.
Use the same seam finishing technique as you used in step 2.
Enjoy your infinity scarf!
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Interested in more scarf ideas and tutorials? Here are a few other scarves I’ve made (click the images to see the post:)
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Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.
Found this at a perfect time. I just got a rolled hem foot and was looking to make some infinity scarves. Hopefully I can make it work and if not you have shown that it isn't impossible to make them by rolling the hem myself!
Very cute and simple! Thank you for sharing!
I'm always so amazed by you! This looks so good! Pinned and tweeted. I appreciate you taking the time to party with us. I hope to see you on Monday at 7. Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls
what sewing machine do you use?
I recently got a Janome QDC, and before that I had the singer 9960 quantum stylist. (http://amzn.to/1B7m4Mm) The only real difference I've noticed between the two so far is that the singer will sew faster at it's top speed.
great tutorial 🙂 love the scarfs and the colors, will definitely try it one day.
My piece of advice:
When using the rolled hem foot, I usually move the sewing machine needle 3.5 mm to the right. So you will get then a better finish.
Thanks for the tip, I will try that!
What a gorgeous model! Love the scraf. Pinned. Lou Lou Girls
so cute!! I love infinity scarves!!! The colors are so pretty too! Thanks for sharing at the Create Link Inspire party. You are being featured at Nap-Time Creations this weekend and I've spread your project around my social media… Hop on over and check it out. Happy Weekend! Emily
pretty! love scarfs for Fall:) pinned
Love this!! So cute, and easy to try.
All gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!
Hope you have a wonderful day!
Hugs from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft
These are adorable! Love them! We would love for you to come and link up with us at Your Designs This Time.
Emily & Erin
I might have to make some to stash away as gifts! I've got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for tomorrow evening that links to your tutorial:
I absolutely love scarves – especially infinity scarves! Thanks so much for sharing…might have to add this to my sewing list! Stopping by from #thesitsgirls #diyfallcrafts