Monday, March 28, 2011

Infinity Scarf Tutorial

Hello, happy monday everyone:)
Today I want to share how to make my favorite scarf.   I'm very petite so  those real long scarves tend to swallow me up, so I make my scarves kinda short so I can just wrap them around once and they sit high on my chest.

I'll be honest each time I've made this, I had to do it over two times because it just takes me a minute for it to make sense and then voila!  my scarf is done :)   It has only taken me about 20 minutes or so even after redoing twice.

I bought 1 yard of fabric at Joanns  from the sale rack, still cost me $9.00, .  but  I only needed  1/3 of it to make I will have some leftover for something else. I guess we'll see about that some other time.

So I layed out my fabric and folded over the longer end so it would be  57 inches long and about 9 inches wide.   you can make it whatever size you want, but this works for me.

 and pinned it along the edge where I would cut it.  Because of the lines in  the fabric it was easy to get it even.   Then I pinned it like crazy so it wouldn't move.  Those lines had to stay lined up or my scarf would look ridiculous.

then I cut along the edge where the pins are, so I only had to sew one side seam.
and then it looked like this:
then folding it so right sides are together you sew a seam right along the raw edge leaving about 2 inches open at each end, It's  very important that you leave this because this is where you will sew the ends together to make it a full circle.
(I used a serger on my seam, but you can just sew it with a regular machine with a 1/4 inch seam allowance....   that would work fine too)
Now you should have a tube with both ends open.
 now turn the fabric so right sides are out
Now this is the tricky part.... the part that I usually have to do twice.   I hope you get it on the first try.
Start your seam at the point shown below....   (the inside corners of each end.)
and sew to the end.  Start out slow because at this point you are kinda sewing in a circle.
then when you are finished you should have your tube with an opening on the side 
that I just fold under and hand sew closed with a whip stitch
and you are done!

This is my finished scarf:
I also made this scarf out of stretchy knit and I love this one too.
when I wear it I sometimes add the red fabric flower.

If you have any questions or something doesn't make sense.... just let me know and I'll do my best to explain.

 Have a great day!!



  1. Great great job! They are so beautiful! Stoppin by from Nouvelle Mode's party:) Thanks so much for putting my blog button up, you are too sweet!!

  2. I love these! Thanks so much for linking up, this is so creative. I like it better than the knit ones I have seen. You should have an Etsy shop!

  3. I love this scarf. I should wear scarfs a lot more often as I have a painful neck when it gets cold and I hate wearing scarfs since they keep falling off and always are too long. I will have to scavenge my stacks for some fabric and make one of these. Thanks for sharing.