For my Mom and sister’s birthday I made them scarves. I wanted to do infinity scarves for them both, however I picked a silky fabric for my Mom and was unable to sew it by hand into a circle. Instead hers became a silk scarf, but it still looks wonderful! I was influenced by the lovely Infinity Scarf tutorials by The Crafty Novice, Fabric Mart, and Cotton & Curls.
I apologize for getting this DIY out so late, birthdays were mid-January! This is the tutorial I hinted about here. We have been very busy and I just took the finished photos of my sister’s scarf last week. I always get so excited when I am finished and forget to take the final photo of the finished product!
1. Gather your materials: pins, straight edge (I use a large non-ruled T-square), cutting mat, rotary cutter or scissors, coordinating thread
2. Cut your scarf out, I bought 1/2 yard of this Simply Silky Print fabric, actually a little more because it was End of Bolt, I have leftovers, more than enough for a second scarf
3. Sew your scarf wrong sides together on the long edge, this way you can flip it out and the seams will be inside
4. Now its tricky, I tried to sew it by hand as you see in the top right photo, but this fabric is too slippery for that
5. I decided, after I was very unsuccessful, that instead I would fold the edges under (twice), and just sew it straight across with the machine instead
6. and done! This is not an infinity scarf, it is a long rectangle silk scarf.
This fabric is so beautiful with colors of light pink, dark pink, black, maroon, a dark brown, and dark purple all together! I am unsure what I will do with the leftover fabric, but I will decide at some point, or I will ask for advice!
On to the next one, a real Infinity Scarf!
1. This was made the exact same way, I eyeballed the width I wanted for the scarf. I also bought 1 yard of this stretchy knit, though 1/2 yard would have been just fine! (I have at least 1/2 left now) – Cannot find a link to this fabric, sorry!
2. This fabric has ruffles and I chose to go the long way with them, it also hid any mistakes I may have made during the cutting/sewing part.
3. I hand sewed the 2 short ends together, and because this is knit, I pulled a little too much and that’s why it is gather in that spot.
4. This scarf lays very nicely and is so warm!
I love the knit and the colors of magenta, light purple, and light grey on white look so good together! I cannot decide what I will make with it next!!
I have another knit fabric, about 2 yards that I got from the Red Tag bin at JoAnn Fabrics, that I hope to make a Circle Shirt with. You may have caught the Pinterest links I posted about Circle shirts here.
Disclaimer: I am an employee of JoAnn Fabrics however I am not being compensated for this post or the mentioning of their fabrics.
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