An infinity scarf is a round tube of fabric that you can loop around several times to add an instant pop of colour to any outfit. Great for women on the go – they stay in place really well and look fab all day long. (Plus it only takes about 20 minutes to make!)
You can use any lightweight fabric for the infinity scarf – a knitted fabric is ideal for the winter. We recommend using thicker knits, as they make a much more lush and expensive looking scarf. Check out the end of the post for more of our favourite fabric choices.
Use whatever you like and whatever makes you feel fabulous!
Step 1 – Square off all sides so that they are straight and even (fold in half for an easier time!). You may want to cut off your selvages if they are bit curvy, but this isn’t essential.
Step 2 – Fold the fabric with the right sides together, so that it makes a long skinny fold.
Step 3 – Sew the raw edges together at about 0.5cm, using a shallow zig zag stitch. (If you have a serger then serg it). Back-stitch at both ends.
Step 4 – Press your seam open if you used a sewing machine (not if you used a serger). The seam should be in the middle of the scarf.
Step 5 – Turn scarf right side out. Match the seams up so that your tube now makes a circle. Pin seams together right sides together. Make sure that your scarf is not twisted at this point.
Step 6 – Starting about two cm away from the seam, backstitch and then continue to stitch around the edges keeping right sides together and your excess fabric from getting in your stitching. It can take bit of manoeuvring but you can do it! Note – you won’t be able to go all the way around – Go as far as you can without getting caught up – this should be about 6cm from the start.
Step 7 – Eventually you will not be able to continue stitching without stitching over the body of your scarf. At this point backstitch. You will probably have about a 6cm opening in your scarf. Pull the body of your scarf through the opening until it is right side out.
Step 8 – Fold one of the sides of the opening under so that it covers the hole and press. Pin in place.
Step 9 – Line up all seams and make sure they are centered. Edge-stitch the the folded side of the opening down through all layers (there will be a stitch line on both the inside and outside of the scarf, but it will be hidden by all of the layers of the scarf). Back-stitch at both ends.
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