Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Infinity Scarf Tutorial


Ready for an awesome 10 minute project to add to your fall wardrobe!?  In all honesty, I'm pretty sure it took me less than that.
Here we go.  An infinity scarf.  You've heard of them, right?  This is mine:



On my last trip to the fabric store, I found a clearance bolt of this.  It's a spandex/knit fabric.  I'm not an expert on fabric, but it's stretchy and soft and non-fraying.  Two dollars a metre (for those who aren't familiar with 'metre's', 1 metre equals about 1.09 yards, it's a Canadian term).  I loved the gray, so I immediately snatched it up.


Here's why it was on clearance.  Two small snag/hole areas along the fabric.  This wasn't a big deal since I wasn't planning on making a maxi skirt out of or anything.  It was the perfect fabric for those infinity scarves I've been meaning to attempt.


So, first of all, you'll need to fold your fabric in half width wise.



This should measure 45" long.


And 11.5 to 12 inches wide.


Make your cut along the fold.  The great thing about this project, you don't have to make it too perfect.  Which is good because I'm horrible at cutting straight, even with a ruler.


Pin the raw edges together, right sides in (both sides of my fabric were the same which made it SUPER easy), leaving the ends open.


 Sew it up using a 1/2 inch seam allowance (or whatever you like).


Place your tube of fabric right side out.


Meet up your two ends like this.


Fold the edge of one end under and pin.


Stick the ends together, placing one end into the pinned end.  Match up the seams and pin all layers together making sure the top fabric is folded under all the way around.


So it should look like this in the back.


Sew the pieces together carefully to be sure you're going through ALL the layers since the back will sometimes like to slip out of the sewing line.


And.. you're done.  Nice.  Put it on and you've just completed your outfit!



I really am loving gray for fall.  But have fun with your color/fabric.  And make lots... I'm sure I will!

Have fun!  See you tomorrow!

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47 comments :

Sallie said... Best Blogger Tips

I love your scarf! This will be the perfect weight for our mild winters in Texas. I can't cut a straight line for the life of me, but I don't let it stop me from sewing. Found your project at The Shabby Creek Cottage.

Just Jaime said... Best Blogger Tips

Pretty! Great tutorial by the way!

Brave Brooke said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the gray too and the scarf is so cute! Thanks for the tutorial!

Amanda @ The Little Giggler said... Best Blogger Tips

Great scarf! Great tutorial!

Ann @ makethebestofthings said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice job on the scarf instructions. I have to try this one and soon!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Sallie Thanks, Sallie. It's definitely a nice, cool scarf. Thanks for stopping by!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Just Jaime Thanks so much, Jaime!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Brave Brooke Thanks! Hope you get to make one of your own!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Amanda @ The Little Giggler Thanks, Amanda!!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Ann @ makethebestofthings It's such an easy project, have fun!

Terrie said... Best Blogger Tips

Pretty and easy style. So chic and the color goes to everything. Your tutorial is clear. Thanks for sharing.

southernscraps said... Best Blogger Tips

I love scarves! Thanks for this great tutorial.

Shannon said... Best Blogger Tips

That's really cute! Perfect touch to any outfit. I'll have to make me one too! Thanks for showing us how it's done!
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trophyw.blogspot.com said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for the great tutorial

Alana Karl said... Best Blogger Tips

love that scarf, what a great color and easy to make!! will try this soon!

Melissa said... Best Blogger Tips

Hopped over here from The Sasse Life, and I just LOVE this project! I want an infinity scarf, but I can't find any in the perfect color I want--now I can just make it! Thanks for sharing this. I pinned it :)

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Terrie Thanks, Terrie! Thanks for stopping in!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@southernscraps Thanks, I'm a fan as well! :)

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Shannon Thank you, Shannon! Enjoy making them!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@trophyw.blogspot.com Thanks for stopping by!!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Alana Karl Thanks! I'm loving the gray. Have fun!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Melissa Thank you, Melissa! That's so great, have fun making yours!

The Answer Is Chocolate said... Best Blogger Tips

This is a sewing project I may even be able to tackle. I love how it hangs and the fabric and color are perfect! Thanks for sharing at this week's BFF Open House Link Party!

Jennifer said... Best Blogger Tips

I've been meaning to make one of these, thanks for the tutorial!

Manni said... Best Blogger Tips

this is so pretty. Love your tutorial. Thanks for sharing it with us:)
Manni

Lori said... Best Blogger Tips

Great find! Beautiful! found you at inspire me friday

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@The Answer Is Chocolate Thanks so much! And thanks for checking it out!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Jennifer Aren't they great? Have fun making one!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Manni Thank you for your kind words and for stopping in!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Lori Thanks, Lori!

Melissa said... Best Blogger Tips

Omg, this is great! I can't wait to try this out tomorrow!

Theresa @ Just Call Me "T" said... Best Blogger Tips

This is great! :) *if only I could sew... :( But really, loving this scarf!!

(found you through my friend Di's blog; The Gilr Creative)

-T

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said... Best Blogger Tips

That looks like it would be so soft and comfy!!! Thanks for sharing the tutorial on Fancy This Fridays! Just in time for the cooler weather!

Katie said... Best Blogger Tips

I can't get enough of this scarf. I want to run home right this second and make one for myself *even though I live in Florida and won't need it until January! lol. Thanks for linking up last week and wanted to let you know that I featured your scarf today on Sew Woodsy!

MJ @ MD School Mrs said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks great, and a very straightforward tutorial! Pinning this in hopes that it will inspire me to get my booty to a fabric store and actually make one of these cuties! ;)

-MJ @ MD School Mrs

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Melissa Thanks, Melissa! Hope you love yours!!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Theresa @ Just Call Me "T" Thank you for stopping by!!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Kassi @ Truly Lovely It is comfy! (That's important for me when it comes to an accessory) Thanks!!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Katie Thank you so much, Katie! And I'm so flattered that you like it enough to feature it! You've got such a great blog.

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@MJ @ MD School Mrs Thank you for your comment! I hope you enjoy making yours!

Kristina said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for sharing, I will definitely be making one (or 5). Looks pretty easy, too. These would make great Christmas gifts, I think.

SmalltownOntario said... Best Blogger Tips

I think that I should stop making excuses and start making a scarf like yours.
Great to find another Canadian!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Kristina Thanks, Kristina!! I agree, a great gift for sure!!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@SmalltownOntario Sounds like a plan!! Thanks for stopping in!

Liz @ thequickjourney.blogspot.com said... Best Blogger Tips

thank you so much for this tutorial... i have to try it!!! perfect! :)

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Liz @ thequickjourney.blogspot.com Glad you liked it, Liz! Thanks!!

Marti said... Best Blogger Tips

I would love to make one of these, but I have a question about the fabric. How do you keep it from stretching out of shape when you sew it? I haven't sewn on spandex knits before.