Sunday, February 27, 2011

The 15 Minute Infinity Scarf

Sometimes I like to get crafty. Once I had someone tell me, at age 13, that I would make an awesome Grandma because I already know how to knit, sew, crochet, quilt, cross stitch and I bake frequently. Not necessarily the thing every thirteen year old girl wants to hear from a guy she likes but whatever. I've learned to embrace my old-lady-ness.

Anyhow, I love sewing. It's one of my favorite hobbies.

And whenever I sew my daughter wants to help out. Even yesterday while she was sick with a fever and sore throat she insisted on being my sewing buddy. It warms my little heart to have her sit in my lap and help press the buttons because my Grandma taught my Mom how to sew, my Mom taught me and now I'm getting to teach Lillian a few things here and there.

Anyhow, how much fun are scarves as accessories? I wear them all the time. I especially love infinity scarves. I have one that I crocheted a while back but a week or so ago I was in Hobby Lobby and found a super cute printed cotton fabric that I knew I needed to do something with. So I decided to make a lighter, more Spring-friendly, infinity scarf.

 In all honesty, it was super easy and only took about 15 minutes to make! So I thought that I would share the fun with y'all so you could make one (or forty) too. Or if you don't sew, I'm contemplating opening an Etsy shop, and if I do, there will totally be some of these scarves. :)

First, take 1/2 a yard of a cute fabric and cut it in half lengthwise (so you have two long 1/4 yard pieces). Turn fabric right sides together and sew a 5/8" seam on each end to create a large circle. 

Oh, and sorry for that black smudge in all the photos. I can't get it off my phone's camera.  

Then fold the two raw edges on either side of the scarf over about 1/4". Press. Then fold over again and press a second time.

Using either a zig-zag or straight stitch, sew down the sides you just folded and pressed with the iron.

And that's it! Just loop it around your head twice and you're ready to go!

Or you can wrap around your neck three times for a slightly different look. Whatever makes you happy.

Happy Sewing!


  1. That is so cute. I will have to try it. Thanks for the info.

  2. Hey, that's cute! And really simple. Thanks for sharing!


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