Whether it’s Fall, Spring, or Winter, there’s no better way to keep yourself warm and bring interest to your wardrobe than an infinity scarf. An infinity scarf is a great way to use your favorite fabrics to spice things up. They also make great, last minute gift ideas for friends, teachers, and neighbors so their perfect for holiday and birthdays. Plus, they take no time at all to sew together.
– 1 yard of fabric (to make the cutting process easier, I used 6 fat quarters)
– coordinating thread
– cutting mat and rotary cutter
Start by cutting your fabric into six 12″ X 22″ rectangles. You can use one fabric for a continuous look or alternate coordinating prints and solids to create interest. I’ve used Kona Cotton in Ash and Moda’s Honeycomb in Grey.
Take two rectangles and pin them, right sides together along one short side. Sew using a 1/2″ seam.
Press your seam open and then sew another rectangle along the short side. Repeat, separately sewing three rectangles together. Once you’ve done this you’ll have 2 long rectangles, each about 66 ” long.
Place both rectangles, right sides together and pin along the long edge. Sew using a 1/2 ” seam. Then repeat on the opposite, long side.
You’ll now have one long tube. Turn right side out and press.
Now for the trickiest part. Pin the short edges, right sides together making sure the seams match up. You won’t be able to get all the way around, and that’s okay. Sew around the pinned edge using a 1/2″ seam allowance, back stitching at the beginning and end.
Unlike mine, you’ll want to leave your opening in the middle of the scarf which will allow for an easier closing. Press the edges inward, pin, and slip-stitch closed.
And there you have it! A quick and easy project that’s sure to bring a little life and interest to your wardrobe. Or someone else’s. Which is the point of beautiful fabric, no?