I’m so excited to share this quick and easy DIY Infinity Scarf with you today. Seriously, this scarf took less than 5 minutes to make!
I’ve had these red skinny jeans in my closet since November! (I got them during a fabulous sale over the Black Friday weekend.) I’ve been going back and forth on if I should return them or not for several months now. I like the jeans, but they need to be shortened, and I don’t want to do that until I’m certain I’ll keep them. Plus, I’ve been having a very difficult time finding a top to go with them. I’ve tried pairing them with several different tops, and nothing was quite doing it for me.
I really like this little white top I have on in the photos, but it’s a bit sheer to wear alone, (why oh why is it so difficult to find white tops that are not sheer!!) plus the solid white top with the solid jeans was just a little bit blah.
I started thinking about contrasting colors and what I could do to liven up this outfit. I didn’t have any long necklaces that would work, but I have quite a bit of fabric. In fact, I had just picked up this lightweight Ikat print fabric from Hobby Lobby to make a summer dress for my lil’ missy.
I couldn’t find the fabric online to give you a link, but while searching around, I did find some gorgeous Ikat voile from India. I think I am going to take a chance and order a few yards. I’ll let you know how I like it!
(Update: I did not like it. It was thick, rough, and not flowy at all.)
I made the scarf using my Infinity Scarf Tutorial and adjusted the fabric dimensions a tiny bit. The fabric is very lightweight, and I wanted it to be wider than the original directions. (Be sure to check out the original directions here, they are very helpful, especially if you are a beginner.)
The scarf really covered up the sheerness of the top wonderfully, and I love the red and turquoise contrast!
What do you think, would you make one of these scarves?
- My favorite shops fabric are fabric.com, girl charlie and Stylish Fabrics. (My fave for knits is Funkalicious Fabrics.)
- My Sewing Machine: SINGER 9960 Quantum Stylist 600-Stitch Machine with Extension Table, Bonus Accessories and Hard Cover
- My Serger: Brother 1034D 3 or 4 Thread Serger, my coverstitch: Janome Cover Pro 1000cpx
- Pinking Shears
- Rotary Cutter
- I love my large ruler and large cutting mat, but you may prefer to start of with a smaller Cutting set
- Dritz Dual Purpose Marking Pen
- Fray Check
- Wonder clips (I didn’t use these in the post, but they are just awesome!
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About the Author
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.