Okay, they should probably not allow my level of cheesiness on the internet. But really, the title fits because this post is about a super easy to make infinity scarf, but it goes beyond that, because as you well know by now, I am also preparing for a craft fair, so as promised, you’ll now be updated on all craft fair prep goings-ons, and let me tell you…it’s a big job!
First: my craft fair display find for the week was an awesome chevron print dress form! I really wanted one of those to display my scarves and bags but they are super expensive, usually and I had resigned to the fact that I wouldn’t be getting one anytime soon. But then I was browsing Hancock Fabric and there it was! 50% off! At such a reasonable price, I just could not resist. If you have read my “8 Lies My Brain Tells Me” post, you’ll recognize this as number 7. Don’t judge. My brain is a pro at this.
Second: I am slowly (too slow as far as I’m concerned) developing an idea of the type of personality I want my booth to have. Fun. Variety of prints and colorful. Useful, not too expensive but not “cheap” stuff. I want it to be inviting. Down to earth yet vibrant. SO, I’ve been working on all kinds of things! Colorful bookmarks, simple zipper pouches, larger tote bags, my essential oils key rings, reusable cloth napkins, a ton of other things, and today’s post topic – infinity scarves! When you see how easy these are to make, you are going to be making them for yourself and anyone else you can think of who needs a gift!
So are you ready to see the new dress form in action? I present to you, the super easy DIY infinity scarf!
I purchased a ton of different materials to make these scarves and, well, I made them! And I have a plan to include them in an inventory post that shows all my different inventory items. THIS one, however, I did in record time just this morning. Here’s what happened: I was going through my stash of old fabric and came across this pink knit fabric that I had used as the binding for the knit shirt I did for the doodle a while back (you can check that out HERE). And when I pulled the fabric out I noticed that it was already exactly the right shape and size to do a scarf! No cutting necessary! Cutting fabric is on my list of least favorite sewing activities so when I saw that this could be done without even touching a pair of scissors, well, it was as good as made. Are you ready to do an easy, yet super impressive project? Let’s jump in!
Gather your supplies:
Infinity scarves can be made in a ton of different types of fabric. Knits are a great choice because they have a lovely drape to them but I have also seen some beautiful woven cotton scarves – so seriously – sky is the limit on this one. Choose a fabric you love. If you are going to use a knit fabric, just consider the following:
- You’ll need to sew using a zigzag or stretch stitch.
- You’ll need to use a ball point sewing needle as well as ball point pins or wonder clips to hold the fabric together.
- You’ll want a walking foot, if you can get your hands on one.
Okay, back to your supplies:
- One rectangle of fabric that is about 25″ X 60″ (this is not a hard and fast measurement – you can experiment to see what size length and width you like if you want to make more than one).
- Rotary cutter and mat to cut your fabric to the above measurements if you are not lucky enough to have found the perfect-sized rectangle in your stash, like I was this morning!
- Sewing machine with needle and thread
- Hand sewing needle
And that’s it for materials! I told you this was going to be easy. Let’s get started!
Step 1: Fold your rectangle in half lengthwise and pin the long edge. Don’t forget to use ball point pins or clips if you’re using a knit fabric. Here’s my fabric before I folded it. Pay no attention to the mess around these tutorial pictures. Did I mention I’m in craft fair prep mode?
And here it is folded and pinned:
Step 2: Take your folded fabric to your sewing machine and sew down that long edge. Back stitch at the beginning and end. Don’t forget to use a zigzag or stretch stitch if you’re sewing with knits. Here’s mine sewn. It’s just a big long tube:
Step 3: Reach down into your tube and grab the bottom at the seam. Pull it up through the tube and match it to the seam at the top. The tube will now be half the size. Here’s mine pulled through:
And here you can see the layers of fabric at the top now, the seams matching:
Step 4: Now sew around the raw edges of the tube leaving about a 4 to 5 inch opening for turning. You’re not sewing the whole thing shut, just sewing the inner layer that you pulled up to the top and the outer layer together. Here’s mine sewn.
Step 5: Use the hole you left to grab fabric from the inside and pull it through until you have turned it right-side-out. Here is mine!
Step 6: Use your hand needle to sew that hole closed using a ladder stitch and you are finished!
Doesn’t my chevron lady look warm and stylish?!
Okay, next up: That guest poster I mentioned previously and then more craft fair prep fun! See you soon!