DIY Infinity Scarf
Warm up this fall with this easy infinity scarf that you can make yourself in no time at all!
You will need 1 3/4- 2 yards of fabric (this will make 2 scarves but you need this much to get the necessary length… do 1 3/4 if you want your scarf to be a little closer around the neck, 2 if you want it longer & looser). Wash and dry it. Then cut your fabric in half, cutting it so that you have two pieces that measure 1 3/4 or 2 yards long by half of the width of your fabric. Each one of these rectangles will make a scarf. I ended up with two rectangles that measured 22 inches X 66 inches or so.
Set one of your pieces aside. Take the other piece and square it off. Basically this just means that you make sure that all the sides are cut evenly and straight and that the corner angles are 45 degrees. To do this I folded my piece of fabric in half width-wise and used my quilting ruler, rotary cutter, and self-healing mat. Then unfold it.
Take your rectangle and fold the rectangle in half lengthwise, with the right sides together. Pin and sew along the open edge at the top but leave about a 4-5 inch opening unsewn somewhere near the end of one side but not all the way at the end. Sew about 1/2 inch from the edge.
Take out the pins, clip your threads and use the quilting ruler and rotary cutter to even out the ends of your tube.
Pull one end of the tube into the inside as though you are turning it right side out. Don’t turn it all the way right side out, instead stop once you have pulled the one end to the other.
Line the two ends up together. Pin them together and sew across, sewing around the entire top of your new tube. Again, sew about 1/2 inch from the edge.
Using the hole that you left in step 3 you will turn the scarf right side out by pulling all the fabric through the hole.
Sew that hole shut. If you want to be really neat, you can hand sew it with a slip stitch. I just quickly sewed it up using my machine because my hole is near the other seam of the scarf so it will always be in the back.
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