Our house ate my scarves. We boxed most of them up last spring, and now I can't find them anywhere! I'd really been counting on cute scarves to make my maternity outfits fashionable, so it was time to get creative!
It turns out that infinity scarves are SO EASY! (sew easy? har har)
All you need is half a yard of fabric. I used 60" wide knit for both of mine. I also made sure to use a stretch needle in my sewing machine.
If you're working with stripes, cut any jaggedy edges off, and make sure the same color stripe is on each side (assuming you have wide stripes).
For any other solids or non-stripe prints, just make sure the edges are relatively straight.
I also cut off the selvage on each end because it was wide and ugly on my fabrics.
Fold your fabric, right sides together, so that it's really long and only 1/4 yard wide. Pin the long sides together to make sure one doesn't get ahead of the other one when you sew.
Sew along the long edge with a deep 3/4" seam. I don't trust knits not to ravel, which is why I take a deep seam.
Next, turn the tube right side out.
Here comes the tricky part...
Wrap your tube around your neck (or a hanger, or your dog) twice, and pin the ends together at that seam you just sewed. When you remove it, it'll be a big loop with a twist in it. This twist magically disappears when you loop the scarf twice around your neck, and makes the whole thing lay pretty. This is optional, but I prefer the look.
Put the ends of the tube right side together, lining up the long seam. Yes, this looks weird. Put a pin in it. A few inches away, continue to match right sides together, and pin some more. Do this as much as you can, but there will probably be about 1/4 of the tube you won't be able to pin. It's OK.
Sew a deep 3/4" seam along where you put all those pins, making sure to back stitch at the ends.
When you take it all out of the machine, you should see that most of your tube is sewed up pretty, with the raw edges on the inside of the scarf.
To close up the hole, fold the edges under, match them up, and stitch really close to the edge. This finishes the scarf! You could also hand-sew those final few inches.
Ta da, you're done!
My scarves cost about $3 each, since I only used half a yard of inexpensive fabric, and took less than 15 minutes each to make. Fast, cheap, and easy - can't beat that. Oh yeah, and cute!!!
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